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.

SCHEDULE FOR ARKATEXT FESTIVAL, MARCH 7-11, 2016 

ArkaText Undergraduate Reading, Mon., March 7, 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 uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Mikayla Davis at MDAVIS33@cub.uca.edu.

Angie Macri: ArkaText Craft Talk, Tues., March 8, 11:00-11:50 a.m., Thompson Hall 331, UCA, Conway.  Poet Angie Macri will speak on the craft of her art, followed by a Q & A. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information see uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Sandy Longhorn at SLonghorn@uca.edu or (501) 450-5108.

Angie Macri: ArkaText Reading, Tues., March 8, 1:40-2:30 p.m., Grand Foyer, Thompson Hall, UCA, Conway.  Poet Angie Macri will read from original works, followed by a book-signing. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information see uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Sandy Longhorn at SLonghorn@uca.edu or (501) 450-5108.

Chase Night and J.H. Fleming: ArkaText Creative Writing Alum Craft Talk Panel, Weds., March 9, 11:00-11:50 a.m., Thompson Hall 331, UCA, Conway.  Published authors Chase Night and J.H. Fleming will discuss the rigor and business of getting their books into print and will respond to questions and answers from the audience. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information see uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact        Stephanie Vanderslice at stephv@uca.edu or (501) 450-3340.

Chase Night and J.H. Fleming: ArkaText Creative Writing Alum Reading, Weds., March 9, 2:00-2:50 p.m., Grand Foyer, Thompson Hall, UCA, Conway.  Published authors Chase Night and J.H. Fleming will read from their works, followed by a book signing. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information see uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Stephanie Vanderslice at stephv@uca.edu or (501) 450-3340.

Brittani Sonnenberg: McMath Award Winner: Arkatext Craft Talk, Thurs., March 10, 11:00-11:50 a.m., Thompson Hall 331, UCA, Conway. Brittani Sonnenberg 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 uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Stephanie Vanderslice at stephv@uca.edu or (501) 450-3340.

Brittani Sonnenberg: McMath Award Winner: Arkatext Reading, Thurs., March 10, 1:40-2:30 p.m., Grand Foyer, Thompson Hall, UCA, Conway.  Brittani Sonnenberg will read from her award-winning novel Home Leave. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information see uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Stephanie Vanderslice at stephv@uca.edu or (501) 450-3340.

Lea Graham: ArkaText Craft Talk, Fri., March 11, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Thompson Hall 331, UCA, Conway.  Travel writer Leah Graham will present a craft talk on the art of travel writing. This event is free and open to the public and appropriate for all ages. For more information see uca.edu/writing/arkatext-festival or contact Mark Spitzer at mspitzer@uca.edu or (501) 450-3339.

Sixth Annual Toad Suck Review Launchapalooza, Fri., March 11, 7:00 p.m., Lantern Theater, 1021 Van Ronkle St, Conway.  Readers include Lea Graham, Jo McDougall, J. Bradley Minnick, Joe Trimble, Scotty Lewis, and Guy Choate. Copies of Toad Suck Review #6, contributor publications, and merch will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public but may not be appropriate for all ages. For more information contact Editor Mark Spitzer at toadsuckreview@gmail.com or (501) 450-3339.