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Andrew J. Milson

Andrew Milson is a professor of geography at the University of Texas at Arlington. His ancestors settled in southwestern Arkansas in the 1820s.More about the author

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Kraus & Miller

Daniel Kraus’s books have landed on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Books (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch) and won two Odyssey Awards (Rotters and Scowler). With Guillermo del Toro, he wrote the bestselling The Shape of Water and TrollhuntersMore about the author

Linsey Miller is a wayward biologist from Arkansas who previously worked as a crime lab intern,

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Cep & Muse

Casey Cep is a staff writer at The New Yorker. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in English, she earned an M. Phil in theology at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and the New Republic, among other publications. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. More about the author

Toby Muse is a British-American writer,

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Jensen, McKindra, & Priest

Toni Jensen is the author of Carry, a memoir-in-essays about gun violence, and a short story collection, From the Hilltop. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for 2020. Her essays and stories have been published in journals such as Orion, CatapultMore about the author

Frederick McKindra, fiction writer and essayist,

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Howorth & Zurenda

Lisa Howorth was born in Washington, DC, where her family lived for four generations. She is a former librarian and art historian and author of Flying Shoes. Howorth has written on art, travel, dogs, and music for the Oxford American and Garden & Gun, among other publications.… More about the author

Susan Beckham Zarenda has won numerous awards for her fiction,

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Thomas & Volz

R. Eric Thomas is a playwright, the long-running host of The Moth StorySlam, and a senior staff writer for Elle.com where he writes “Eric Reads the News,” a daily current events and culture column. His work explores our current political moment and the ways that both news satire and memoir can help us reframe the way we think about the present. More about the author

Alia Volz’s writing appears in The Best American Essays,

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Patrick Oliver & Friends

Supporters from The Read, Lead, and Level Up project at Hall High School will discuss the fun, engaging writing activities used to produce a compelling collection of prose in the anthology Our Stories, Our Voices, Our Visions. Patrick M. Oliver, founder of Say It Loud! Readers and Writers, is joined by Edith Callaway-Frazier, Sarah Dixon, Randall Horton, Beatriz Varela, and Robin White, who will also read from the anthology.More about the author

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Jennifer A. O’Brien

Jennifer O’Brien is an artist and advocate for caregivers and end-of-life dialogue. For more than 30 years she has been a practice management consultant to physicians and has served as CEO for two large medical practices. More about the author

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Condran & Fawkes

Jeffrey Condran is the author of A Fingerprint Repeated and Prague Summer, which received an Independent Publisher Book Award’s Silver Medal. His fiction has appeared in journals such as the Kenyon Review, the Missouri Review, and Epoch, and has been awarded the Missouri Review’s William Peden Prize… More about the author

Jen Fawkes has published fiction in One Story,

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Kat Robinson

Kat Robinson is the author of seven books on Arkansas food. Host of the Emmy-nominated documentary Make Room for Pie, Robinson specializes in documenting culinary history through her travel guides and cookbooks. The Arkansas fellow to the National Food and Beverage Museum has been cited as Arkansas’s food historian and expert by Food Network, Saveur, Eater, Atlas Obscura, Parade, and USA Today.

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Foltz & Saviers

Tommy Foltz has spent 25 years in public relations, marketing, and management in the energy industry, working in-house and for clients as an external affairs executive and consultant. He was the state government affairs director for Petrohawk Energy and BHP Billiton after BHP acquired Petrohawk… More about the author

Mark Saviers has been married to his high school sweetheart, Vicki, for more than four decades. They have two grown sons,

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Barr, Jaeger, & Jones

Mark Barr has been awarded fellowships from Blue Mountain Center, I-Park Artists Enclave, Jentel Arts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Millay Colony, and Yaddo. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and sons. More about the author

Tyrone Jaeger teaches courses on creative nonfiction, fiction, hybrid literature, and digital storytelling. He is the author of the recent novel Radio Eldorado (Braddock Avenue Books, 2020), the story collection So Many True Believers and the cross-genre novella The Runaway Note

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Virginia Walden Ford

Virginia Walden Ford and her twin sister, Harrietta, were among the first 130 students chosen to desegregate Little Rock’s high schools in the mid-1960s. Years later, while she was raising three children in Washington, DC, Ford was shocked that so many children were forced to attend failing, crumbling schools simply because they lived in the “wrong” ZIP codes… More about the author

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Michael Taylor

Michael Ray Taylor is the author of Hidden Nature: Wild Southern Caves and also Cave Passages, Dark Life, and Caves, and he has been editor and co-author of additional books. He has written for Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, Outside, Reader’s DigestMore about the author

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Vaughn Scribner

Vaughn Scribner is assistant professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of Inn Civility: Urban Taverns and Early American Civil Society and Merpeople: A Human History. More about the author

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Game Hour

Enjoy a fun-filled hour for Fest related games.

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Shea Tuttle

Shea Tuttle is the author of Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers and co-editor of Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Her essays have appeared at Greater Good Magazine, The Toast, The Other Journal, Role Reboot, and Jenny. She holds an M.Div.

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David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

UPDATE: This event is now virtual. We will be using the Zoom platform to host Mr. Treuer. Free registration for the event is required. All registrants will be sent a Zoom invitation link on the day of the event. You may sign up for Zoom and download the app at https://zoom.us/.

David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota.  The author of four previous novels, most recently Prudence,

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Writing War: A Conversation with Tim O’Brien

Novelist Tim O’Brien and Professor Alex Vernon (Hendrix College), both veterans, talk about their war and post-war experiences and transforming those experiences into meaningful writing.

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Life of a Klansman

Six Bridges Book Festival presents: Edward Ball, author of Life of a Klansman

Moderated by Tom DeBlack.

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Life of a Klansman tells the story of a warrior in the Ku Klux Klan,

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