Literary Series: Workshops/Events

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Diversity is a Strength exhibit
Sept. 6-27

Scott and Neilla Flanagin will have their latest art exhibit on display.


The Pfeiffer Family exhibit
Sept. 10-Oct. 25

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, Arkansas includes a barn studio associated with Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. Pauline’s parents, Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, were prominent citizens of Northeast Arkansas and owned more than 60,000 acres of land. During the 1930s the barn was converted to a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing while visiting Piggott. Portions of one of his most famous novels, A Farewell to Arms, and several short stories were written in this studio.


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Poetry Workshop
Tues., Sept. 11, 6-7pm

A one hour workshop will be facilitated by R. Scott Flanagin, author of From Inside Out, a book of poetry. Come and share your thoughts on such topics as: why write poetry, inspiration, the process, editing. Bring material to share.


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Discover the Writer in You
Tues., Sept. 18, 6-7pm

A one hour workshop led by Neilla Flanagin, retired creative writing instructor and author of the first Creative Writing Curriculum for Public Schools in Arkansas. Bring writing materials.



In the Beginning: For New and Emerging Writers
Sat., Oct. 6, 1-3pm

For both Fiction and Non Fiction writers. Topics include: writing essentials such as, characterization, point-of-view, dialogue and internalization, scene, sense of place, mood and tone, and then a few grammar tips. The attendees will have exercises to do and will have the opportunity to share their writing. Presented by the Sisters of the Traveling Pen, three women authors that travel together and hold writing workshops.


Mystery Dinner Theater at the Library
Friday, Oct. 12, 6pm

The Twin Lakes Playhouse presents The Deadly Diamond along with a dinner catered by Bookworms Café at the Library.  $20 tickets available at the Library starting Sept. 12.



Imagery and Its Role in Narration
Tues., Oct. 16, 6-7:30pm

Craig Albin, a Missouri Author Award winner in Fiction for his book, Hard Toward Home. Albin’s latest book, a collection of poems set in the Ozarks and titled Axe, Fire, Mule (Golden Antelope Press, 2018), was published April 2018.


Non-Fiction with a Journalistic Approach
Sat., Oct. 20, 1-3:30pm

Little Rock native Evin Demirel writes about sports for the likes of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas Life and Arkansas Times. He is a journalist & author of “African-American Athletes in Arkansas” about regional heritage, sports & race relations.



Local Author Book Sale & Signing
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10-2pm

Visit with local authors, purchase their book and get it autographed.  Local authors interested in participating may register for table space at or call 870-580-0987.