Arkatext Festival

Arkatext is the UCA Writing Department's celebration of Arkansas writers, whether they're a "born-here" or a "come-here." The week-long festival features readings, presentations, and craft lectures.

Come celebrate with us February 17-21, 2014!

SCHEDULE FOR ARKATEXT

Arkatext Undergraduate Reading, Mon., Feb. 17, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Grand Foyer, Thompson Hall, UCA, Conway
Undergraduate Writing Students at UCA will read and perform original works of prose, poetry, and hybrid works. Names to be announced at a later date. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information, see www.uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Stacy Kidd at SKidd@uca.edu or (501) 627-5615.

Arkatext Graduate & Faculty Reading, Tues., Feb. 18, 1:40-3:00 p.m., Grand Foyer, Thompson Hall, UCA, Conway
Writing Department MFA candidates will read and perform original works. New faculty member Stacy Kidd will also read. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information, see www.uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Scotty Lewis at (501) 450-5390 or SLEWIS17@uca.edu.

Padma Viswanthan: Arkatext Craft Talk, Weds., Feb. 19, 11:00-11:50 a.m., Thompson Hall 331, UCA, Conway
Novelist and short story writer Padma Viswanthan will deliver a craft talk and respond to questions and answers. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information, see www.uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Garry Craig Powell at gpowell@uca.edu or (501) 450-5110.

Padma Viswanthan: Arkatext Reading, Weds., Feb. 19, 2:00-2:50 p.m., Grand Foyer, Thompson Hall, UCA, Conway
Novelist and short story writer Padma Viswanthan will read from original works and respond to questions and answers. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information, see www.uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Garry Craig Powell at gpowell@uca.edu or (501) 450-5110.

Kyran Pittman: Arkatext Craft Talk, Thurs., Feb. 20, 11:00-11:50 a.m., Thompson Hall 331, UCA, Conway
Kyran Pittman, author of Planting Dandelions: Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life, will deliver a craft talk, followed by a question and answers session. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information, see www.uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Stephanie Vanderslice at stephv@uca.edu or (501) 450-3340.

Kyran Pittman: Arkatext Reading, Thurs., Feb. 20, 1:40-3:00 p.m., Grand Foyer, Thompson Hall, UCA, Conway
Kyran Pittman, author of Planting Dandelions: Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life, will read from original works, followed by a question and answers session. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information, see www.uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Stephanie Vanderslice at stephv@uca.edu or (501) 450-3340.

Matthew Henriksen: Arkatext Craft Talk, Fri., Feb. 21, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Thompson Hall 331, UCA, Conway
Fayetteville poet and legendary editor Matthew Henriksen will discuss the dynamics of independent presses like TypoCannibal, as well as the Improved Lighting Reading Series, followed by a Q & A. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information, see www.uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact John Vanderslice at johnv@uca.edu or (501) 450-3653.

Fourth Annual Toad Suck Review Launchapalooza, Fri., Feb. 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Bear's Den Pizza, 235 Farris Rd., Conway
Readings from Toad staff editors TJ Heffers, Audrey Carroll, Becca Hawkins, and Ben Sneyd followed by contributors Greg Graham, Bob May, Daryl Spurlock, Seth Pennington, and Matthew Henriksen. Copies of Toad Suck Review #4 will be available for purchase. Cash bar. This event is free and open to the public and may not be appropriate for all ages. For more information, contact Editor John Vanderslice at toadsuckreview@gmail.com or (501) 450-3653.