Ozark Writers Live set for Sept. 11 at Fayetteville Public Library

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you can go ahead and make plans to hang out in downtown Fayetteville on Saturday (Sept. 11).

We already told you about the Ozark Harvest Food Fest happening on the square during the Farmers’ Market, and while you’re down there, you might as well walk down Mountain St. and check out another awesome event at Fayetteville Public Library.

The fourth annual Ozark Writers Live showcase of local writers and Ozark Culture is set for 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Fayetteville Public Library.

It kicks off at 9:30 with a coffee and cakes reception, followed by writing workshops and author talks from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with in the Walker Community Room.

Brooks Blevins, author of Arkansas / Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies and Good Ol’ Boys Defined a State will speak, along with writer/photographer Mike McArthy, UA professor and journalist Bret Shulte, freelance journalist Abby Burnett, songwriter Shannon Wurst, and poets Geoff Oelsner, Mendy Knott, Carlyn Guinzio, and Davis McCombs. Each writer will speak for about 45 minutes, including a brief Q&A session.

There will be live bluegrass by the Hobknobbers, and traditional Ozark quilts will be on display for the month of September.

The event is free, and open to the public.

Ozark Writers Live

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Fayetteville Public Library
Admission: Free