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Call for Papers: The Second Annual SouthArk Literary Festival

15 Jan 2019 7:58 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

Call for Papers: The Second Annual SouthArk Literary Festival

 March 9, 2019

 El Dorado Conference Center
El Dorado, Arkansas

The second annual South Arkansas Literary Festival will be held on Saturday, March 9. Hosted by the South Arkansas Community College, the SouthArk Library, and in partnership with the Calhoun County Public Library and the Union County Public Library, the festival will be held in the El Dorado Conference Center and on the West Campus of South Arkansas Community College, located near the heart of El Dorado’s charming downtown and the new Murphy Arts District.

This year there will be two tracks. One track will be targeted toward avid readers of great writing. A second track will target attendees who are writers and those interested in the craft of writing. Proposals covering all aspects of great writing and all disciplines are welcome, including the suggested topics below:

  • ·        Arkansas History
  • ·        Arkansas Literature
  • ·        Creative and Academic Writing
  • ·        Graphic Novels and Comics
  • ·        Literary Criticism and Analysis
  • ·        Literary Traditions
  • ·        Poetry
  • ·        Professional Development for Librarians, Teachers, and Writers
  • ·        Self-Publishing
  • ·        Short Story
  • ·        The Future of Libraries
  • ·        The Future of the Book
  • ·        The Word as Art
  • ·        Women’s History

Individuals interested in presenting should electronically submit a 250-word abstract and one-page curriculum vitae to:

Philip C. Shackelford

Library Director

South Arkansas Community College


The proposal deadline is February 11, 2019. Individual presentations and panel proposals are welcome.

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