News & Updates

Six Bridges Book Festival: William C. Davis

Adept Storytelling Shows Why Battle of New Orleans Still Matters for Today’s America

William C. Davis believes in the power of a well-told tale, especially when writing history. His dedication to narrative comes through in his absorbing recent work, The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America.


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Six Bridges Book Festival: R. Eric Thomas

Laugh-Out-Loud Humor Has Deep Spiritual Center in Memoir of Growing Up Gay, Black, and Christian

If you know R. Eric Thomas from his work as a daily humor columnist for ELLE Magazine online, you’re familiar with ebullient, hilarious flights of snark and fancy like his postmortem on the Democratic primary’s Iowa Caucus:

“Yes,


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Six Bridges Book Festival: Mayra Cuevas

Romance Smolders for Latina Aspiring Chef in YA debut Salty, Bitter, Sweet

Author Mayra Cuevas believes in the power of joyful stories.

As a teenager in Puerto Rico, she found solace from the turbulence of her parents’ divorce in great Latin American writers like Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende.


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Book Boyfriend Battle

He’s thoughtful. He’s hot. He takes out the trash without being asked. Clearly, this dream guy doesn’t exist…except in books. We’ve rounded up some of the best book boyfriends in the library and we want you to choose a winner. Here’s how:

  1. Review the Book Boyfriends competing in each bracket below.

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Six Bridges Book Festival: Rob Hart

Visionary Thriller The Warehouse Warns that Dystopia Looms Near

Rob Hart was already a successful author when he began work on his latest novel, The Warehouse. With a number of crime thrillers under his belt and another novel co-authored with megauthor James Patterson, Hart’s future looked bright. But when The Warehouse garnered a six-figure book deal and was optioned for film by Ron Howard,


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A New Name for the Arkansas Literary Festival Heralds a New Vision for Outreach

Little Rock is known for its many striking bridges, which make elegant silhouettes across the Arkansas River and provide pleasure to so many people who walk and bike the river trail. Our bridges light the night with color for all who enter and leave the city—a beautiful symbol of progress and hope.

Bridges take us across barriers that seem impassable.


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Literary Festival Update Friday, April 26

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mitchell S. Jackson’s appearance has been cancelled. Julie Rieger will appear at 10:00 a.m. as previously scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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Literary Festival Update, April 25

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Chigozie Obioma will not appear at this year’s Literary Festival Saturday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. Maurice Carlos Ruffin and Pitchaya Sudbanthad will appear as previously scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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Arkansas Literary Festival: Pitchaya Sudbanthad

A Globe-traveling Novelist Explores Home in Bangkok Wakes to Rain

 Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s debut novel is a multi-layered meditation on place and the idea of home, based on the shifting faces of the city of Bangkok over many decades. Bangkok Wakes To Rain is peopled with many characters and interweaves plotlines across decades,


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