UA Press Spotlight Jerry McConnell

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University of Arkansas Press Spotlight Author: Jerry McConnell

Sunday, October 23, 2:00 pm

Fayetteville Public Library / Walker Community Room

2016-10-23 19:00:00 2016-10-23 19:00:00 America/Edmonton UA Press Spotlight Jerry McConnell University of Arkansas Press Spotlight Author: Jerry McConnell Sunday, October 23, 2:00 pm Fayetteville Public Library / Walker Community Room The Improbable Life of the Arkansas Democratis based on more than one hundred interviews with employees of the Democrat, including editors, reporters, feature writers, cartoonists, circulation managers, business managers, salespeople, typesetters and others, from the 1930s through the early 1990s, when the Democrat took over the more prominent Arkansas Gazette after an aggressive newspaper war. Jerry McConnell, now retired, was a reporter and managing editor at the Arkansas Democrat, a sports writer at the Arkansas Gazette, and a sports editor at the Daily Oklahoman. no location Fayetteville Public Library

Generating Poetry Imitations with Geoffrey Brock

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The "Generating Poetry Imitations" workshop offers an introduction to poetic imitation, the process of creating new poems by using existing poems as models. We will examine several famous instances of poetic imitation by poets such as WB Yeats, Donald Justice, and Anne Carson, and participants will write an imitation of their own as an in-class exercise.  Bring your writing materials. Registration required.

2016-10-21 19:00:00 2016-10-21 19:00:00 America/Edmonton Generating Poetry Imitations with Geoffrey Brock The "Generating Poetry Imitations" workshop offers an introduction to poetic imitation, the process of creating new poems by using existing poems as models. We will examine several famous instances of poetic imitation by poets such as WB Yeats, Donald Justice, and Anne Carson, and participants will write an imitation of their own as an in-class exercise.  Bring your writing materials. Registration required. Geoffrey Brock, an American poet and translator, has interests in poetry, literary translation, modern Italian poetry, and verse novels. His second book of poems, Voices Bright Flags, won the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize while his debut book, Weighing Light, received the New Criterion Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in Poetry, The New England Review, Subtropics, Cincinnati Review, Hudson Review, and elsewhere. Brock has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Stanford's Wallace Stegner Program, and the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars Writers.  Brock has received several major awards in translation. He holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania, an MFA in poetry from the University of Florida, and currently teaches at UA Fayetteville creative writing program.                 no location Fayetteville Public Library

Pickin' Post: Bill Hearne Trio

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Fayetteville Public Library and Pickin’ Post radio show host Mike Shirkey will host the Bill Hearne Trio Friday, November 18 at 7:30pm.

Honkytonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, unrequited love are the brick and mortar of country music and there isn't a better mason than Bill Hearne...  

2016-11-19 01:30:00 2016-11-19 03:30:00 America/Edmonton Pickin' Post: Bill Hearne Trio Fayetteville Public Library and Pickin’ Post radio show host Mike Shirkey will host the Bill Hearne Trio Friday, November 18 at 7:30pm. Honkytonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, unrequited love are the brick and mortar of country music and there isn't a better mason than Bill Hearne...   Bill has a whole list of cds available from the early releases with his wife Bonnie such as “Most Requested: Best of Bill Bonnie”, “Diamonds in the Rough”, “Live at the La Fonda”.  After Bonnie quit touring in 2003 due to health issues, Bill formed a trio quartet and recorded “From Santa Fe to Las Cruces”, “A Good Ride”, “Bill Hearne Trio” his most recent release, “All That’s Real”.  Bill doesn't write his own songs. His greatness lies in his interpretive skills. His husky Texas baritone finds its way into a song's interior with the mellowness of fine bourbon and the warmth of a Sunday picnic. And of course, there's his pickin', a style he calls 'cross picking.'  He picked up the guitar when he was seven years old. "Since I didn't have people to play with, I developed a style that incorporated a percussion rhythm while playing lead riffs. Basically, I tried to be a one man band," he says.  Like fellow cross-pickers Tony Rice and Doc Watson, Bill is improvisational. "I hardly ever play the same thing twice,” he says. Not only does he rarely play the same thing twice, he rarely plays the same song twice. His repertoire is as vast as Texas and New Mexico.   Bill is the Real Deal, a genuine article in a country-music world that seems to have forsaken its roots. Tickets for this after hours event are $15 and available for purchase at the event.  Doors open at 6:30pm and music is set to begin at 7:30pm. no location Fayetteville Public Library

The Pickin' Post: Grass Hawgs

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Fayetteville Public Library and Pickin’ Post radio show host Mike Shirkey will host the Grass Hawgs, Friday, October 7 at 7:30pm.
 
Enjoy the bluegrass sounds of Ron Pennington and the Grass Hawgs.
 
Tickets for this after hours event are $15 and available for purchase at the event.  Doors open at 6:30pm and music is set to begin at 7:30pm.
2016-10-08 00:30:00 2016-10-08 02:30:00 America/Edmonton The Pickin' Post: Grass Hawgs Fayetteville Public Library and Pickin’ Post radio show host Mike Shirkey will host the Grass Hawgs, Friday, October 7 at 7:30pm.   Enjoy the bluegrass sounds of Ron Pennington and the Grass Hawgs.   Tickets for this after hours event are $15 and available for purchase at the event.  Doors open at 6:30pm and music is set to begin at 7:30pm. no location Fayetteville Public Library

Afterschool Workshop: Learn to Hula! (gradesK-4)*

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Learn how to hula!  Fatima Pollard will be here to teach you how to hula like a pro, and traditional costumes will be on display!

This event is free and open to grades K-4th.

2016-11-17 22:00:00 2016-11-17 22:00:00 America/Edmonton Afterschool Workshop: Learn to Hula! (gradesK-4)* Learn how to hula!  Fatima Pollard will be here to teach you how to hula like a pro, and traditional costumes will be on display! This event is free and open to grades K-4th. no location Fayetteville Public Library

Afterschool Workshop: Apple Seeds (Grades K-4)*

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Join Apple Seeds teaching farm for a workshop!  Participants will learn about gardening through a hands-on experience.

This event is free and open to grades K-4th.

2016-11-03 21:00:00 2016-11-03 21:00:00 America/Edmonton Afterschool Workshop: Apple Seeds (Grades K-4)* Join Apple Seeds teaching farm for a workshop!  Participants will learn about gardening through a hands-on experience. This event is free and open to grades K-4th. no location Fayetteville Public Library

Afterschool Workshop: Dia de los Muertos (Grades K-4)*

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In this workshop participants will learn the history and traditions of Dia de los Muertos.  Students will also make a themed craft, and enjoy snacks!

This event is free and open to grades K-4th.

2016-10-27 21:00:00 2016-10-27 21:00:00 America/Edmonton Afterschool Workshop: Dia de los Muertos (Grades K-4)* In this workshop participants will learn the history and traditions of Dia de los Muertos.  Students will also make a themed craft, and enjoy snacks! This event is free and open to grades K-4th. no location Fayetteville Public Library

Afterschool Workshop: National Reuse Day (Grades K-4)*

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Come celebrate National Reuse Day!  We will learn about the evironment and make a craft out of reusable materials.

This event is free and open to grades K-4.

2016-10-20 19:30:00 2016-10-20 19:30:00 America/Edmonton Afterschool Workshop: National Reuse Day (Grades K-4)* Come celebrate National Reuse Day!  We will learn about the evironment and make a craft out of reusable materials. This event is free and open to grades K-4. no location Fayetteville Public Library

Afterschool Workshop: Pumpkin Painting (Grades K-4)*

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Come paint a pumpkin at the library!  All supplies will be provided and your pumpkin will be displayed at the library for one week- then you get to take it home! 

This event is free and open to grades K-4th.

2016-10-13 21:00:00 2016-10-13 21:00:00 America/Edmonton Afterschool Workshop: Pumpkin Painting (Grades K-4)* Come paint a pumpkin at the library!  All supplies will be provided and your pumpkin will be displayed at the library for one week- then you get to take it home!  This event is free and open to grades K-4th. no location Fayetteville Public Library

T2 Artist Forum - I and You

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Join Ozarks at Large host Kyle Kellams at the Fayetteville Public Library on October 4th at 6:30 for an intimate conversation with the director and cast of TheatreSquared's I and You, a "sharp, fresh and funny new play about the existential crisis of being an almost-adult." The play runs October 12-November 6 at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios. The professional cast will perform a live sneak preview selection from the production.

2016-10-04 23:30:00 2016-10-05 00:30:00 America/Edmonton T2 Artist Forum - I and You Join Ozarks at Large host Kyle Kellams at the Fayetteville Public Library on October 4th at 6:30 for an intimate conversation with the director and cast of TheatreSquared's I and You, a "sharp, fresh and funny new play about the existential crisis of being an almost-adult." The play runs October 12-November 6 at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios. The professional cast will perform a live sneak preview selection from the production. Michael Landman, the show's director and Robert Ford, TheatreSquared Artistic Director join the cast for a public forum on the production and the creative process. Highlights will be broadcast on KUAF 91.3FM. Michael Landman, director of I and You returns to TheatreSquard where he previously directed The 39 Steps, Rabbit Hole, Andromeda, and the staged reading of Robert Ford's Unfinished Symphonies. He has numerous directing credits including The Sound of Music, All Things, Home, Bed, and Church, As You Like It, among others. He is associate professor of theatre and head of the MFA directing program at the University of Arkansas, where he recently directed The Motherf**ker with the Hat, The Foreigner, She Stoops to Conquer, a Streetcar Named Desire, and Othello. He has an MFA in theatre directing from Columbia University. no location Fayetteville Public Library

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