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 March 2-6, 2015!

SCHEDULE FOR ARKATEXT 2015

Arkatext Undergraduate Reading, Mon., March 2, 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 Sean Ironman at sironman@uca.edu or (501) 450-3654.

Arkatext Graduate Student & CW Faculty Reading, Tues., March 3, 1:40-3:00 p.m., Grand Foyer, Thompson Hall, UCA, Conway  Second-year MFA candidates Audrey Carroll, T.J. Heffers and Becca Hawk will read with Creative Writing faculty members Mark Spitzer, John Vanderslice and Stephanie Vanderslice. 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 Lynn Landis at Dlandis1@uca.edu or (501) 450-5833.

Dennis Vannatta: Arkatext Craft Talk, Weds., March 4, 11:00-11:50 a.m., Thompson Hall 331, UCA, Conway  Fiction writer Dennis Vannatta 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.

Dennis Vannatta: Arkatext Reading, Weds., March 4, 2:00-2:50 p.m., Grand Foyer, Thompson Hall, UCA, Conway  Fiction writer Dennis Vannatta 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.

Geoffrey Brock: Arkatext Craft Talk, Thurs., March 5, 11:00-11:50 a.m., Thompson Hall 331, UCA, Conway  Poet and translator Goeffrey 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 John Vanderslice at johnv@uca.edu or (501) 450-3653.

Geoffrey Brock: Arkatext Reading, Thurs., March 5, 1:40-2:30 p.m., Grand Foyer, Thompson Hall, UCA, Conway  Poet and translator Geoffrey Brock 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 John Vanderslice at johnv@uca.edu or (501) 450-3653.

Nate Jordon: Arkatext Craft Talk, Fri., March 6, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Thompson Hall 331, UCA, Conway  Nate Jordon, editor and publisher of Monkey Puzzle Press will present a craft talk on small press publishing in post-Beat America. For more information see www.uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Mark Spitzer at toadsuckreview@gmail.com or (501) 450-3339.

Fifth Annual Toad Suck Review Launchapalooza, Fri., March 6, Faulkner County Library, 1900 W Tyler St., Conway  Readers include Stacy Kidd, Lisa Ference, Tim Lepczyk, and Nate Jordon. Copies of Toad Suck Review #5, contributor publications and merch will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public and may not be appropriate for all ages. For more information contact Editor Mark Spitzer at toadsuckreview@gmail.com or (501) 450-3653.