2020 Six Bridges Book Festival Event Schedule

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) presents the seventeenth annual Six Bridges Book Festival, April 23-26. More than 60 award-winning and best-selling authors, including some whose work has been adapted for the big and small screen, will discuss wide-ranging topics and genres from comedy to thrillers, from history to romance. Most events are free and open to the public. The complete schedule will be published by April 1, 2020. In the meantime, the full list of authors is available at SixBridgesBookFestival.org/authors-presenters.


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My Modern American Table Workshop

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Catch the winner of season seven of Master Chef, Shaun O’Neale, in a flavorful cooking demonstration.

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Author! Author!

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Kick it up a notch as the always memorable party moves to a new location this year. Mix and mingle with Fest authors in a contemporary lounge. $30 pre-event, $45 at the door.

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The Ultimate Triple-Tribute: Eminem, James Brown and Prince

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In anticipation of three Fest music books, hear great music by Drummer Boy Infinity and Stephan James. $15, pre-sale, $20 day of show. Tickets available at ArkansasLiveMusic.com or call 501 548-5811 for VIP seating.

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Perfectly Golden Workshop

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Angela Garbacz witll prepare something from her “hot of the press” book.

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Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried

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The award-winning author of nine works of fiction and a former reporter for The Washington Post, Tim O’Brien had what some would call a typical 1950s American childhood in rural Minnesota before he was sent to fight in Vietnam as a foot soldier in 1969.

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Rage Baking Workshop

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Katherine Alford, Food Network veteran, and Kathy Gunst, cookbook author and Resident Chef for NPR’s Here and Now, cook together from their exciting project.

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Jacqueline Woodson

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Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is proud to announce bestselling author and National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson will present at the 17th annual Six Bridges Book Festival. The discussion is free and open to the public, but reservations are required at SixBridgesBookFestival.org.

Woodson will appear courtesy of the Festival’s first Book Club campaign.

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Classics in Context: Watership Down

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Hear author Barry Wolverton discuss the classic, and then watch the film. Free, but RSVP requested, 4 p.m. talk, 5 p.m. screening.

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