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Arkansas Literary Festival

Tomorrow finds me in Little Rock at the Arkansas Literary Festival. I’ve been there in the past leading workshops and serving on panels, but the 2016 Festival is particularly special, not only because I’ll be reading as part of two sessions, but because this year my name appears on the new Readers’ Map of Arkansas.

When I first came here, Arkansas was known as the Land of Opportunity. This has come true in ways I never would have dared to dream. I am thankful and humbled.


At 10 a.m., I’ll be reading from Underwater Panther in a session called “Mississippi Pinocchio in Jaguar Pajamas” with Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis and George David Clark, moderated by Heather K. Hummel of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and then at 11:30 a.m., I’ll be reading from Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past in a session called “On the Map” in celebration of the Readers’ Map of Arkansas with Tyrone Jaeger and Suzi Parker, moderated by Hope Coulter of Hendrix College.

The Central Arkansas Library System has done a great job putting together a great festival. Check out full schedule here and see the opportunities you might find!


in the past

April 18, 2015

Memphis, Tennessee

Impossible Language, Story Booth

September 5, 2014

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Gallery Walk, All Things Arkansas

April 4, 2014

Searcy, Arkansas

Harding University

March 20, 2014

Morrilton, Arkansas

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton

May 29, 2012

St. Louis, Missouri

Left Bank Books

November 9, 2011

Memphis, Tennessee

The Pinch Release party

April 9, 2011

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas Literary Festival

March 17, 2011

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas’ Best New Poets

Pulaski Technical College