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Ian S. Port

Ian S. Port is an award-winning writer and music critic whose work has appeared in Rolling StoneVillage Voice, the Threepenny Review, and the Believer. He is also the former music editor of the San Francisco Weekly. A California native and lifelong guitar player, he now lives in New York with his wife, Lindsay. The Birth of Loud is his first book.

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Pub or Perish

Festival authors and local writers unite to read from their works. A limited number or open mic slots will be available. Sign up begins at 9 a.m. Friday 4/26. For more information contact phyllis@arktimes.com.

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Rick Bragg

Rick Bragg is the author of seven books, including the best-selling Ava’s Man and All Over but the Shoutin’. His newest book is The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table. He is also a regular contributor to Garden & Gun Magazine. He lives in Alabama.

 



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Classic in Context: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Chosen by the 2018 Festival goers, this classic tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women — brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul — Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction. Go beyond the page, as Luis Fernando Restrepo, the director of the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Program at UA Fayetteville,

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Everyday Dorie Workshop

Dorie Greenspan will make two simple dishes from her new book, Everyday Dorie. The first, French cheese puffs, called gougeres, are great party nibbles. The second, the quickly made Ricotta Spoonable, is an herb and cheese mix that goes with everything everyday.

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Equinox Launch

Join us for the launch of the spring edition of UA Little Rock’s student-run literary magazine, Equinox. With a nearly 50 year history, Equinox is a national undergraduate literary magazine featuring undergraduate poets, fiction writers, and artists from Arkansas and across the United States. This year’s event will introduce two new writing awards: the David Jauss Prize in Fiction and the Jo McDougall Prize in Poetry.
Sponsored by University of Arkansas at Little Rock,

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Classics in Context: GABO

A law-school dropout and political journalist who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez became the (Nobel prizewinning) writer of globally celebrated, critically-acclaimed books… Known as “Gabo” to all of Latin America, Gabriel García Márquez’s sensual, “magical” sensibility leads him to the forefront of the political struggles of the 1970s and 1980s including a pivotal and previously unknown role in negotiations between Cuban leader Fidel Castro and American President Bill Clinton and into the hearts of readers across the world.

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Let Them Eat Pie

The 5th annual Traditional Pie Bake-Off & Recipe Swap provides a tasty way to enjoy glorious pie.

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