This spring, I’m grateful to be part of three events. The first is this Saturday, February 25, the Delta Visual Arts Show in Newport, Arkansas.
This show focuses on the Delta’s significance and its potential. It isn’t about going back. It’s about moving forward. The Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts project is a collaboration between an economic development commission and an arts council that recognizes the powerful role that the arts can play in a region’s renewal.
The show includes over 180 artists of every type in booths, solo shows, competitions, workshops, presentations, performances, and readings. There will be activities for adults and children, and the downtown itself is part of the action as art fills its buildings. You’ll find me with Underwater Panther and Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past in the W.A. Billingsley Memorial Jackson County Library with more than other twenty authors in the Authors’ Corner.
A writer I look forward to seeing again is Annie England Noblin. We met when I read at ASU-Mountain Home, where she teaches. Her book is the perfectly titled Sit! Stay! Speak! and she’ll be reading at noon. My favorite character in her book is the Delta itself. She captures how it testifies in a way that no one can ignore.
Come by and enjoy this day.