Join us Sunday, March 3rd at 2:00 pm in the Walker Community Room to learn about Charles Joseph Finger, a prolific writer who settled in Fayetteville, with his family in the early 1900s. He wrote thirty-six books in Fayetteville, some of them for young readers, based on his colorful earlier experiences in South America. Tales from Silver Lands received the prestigious Newbery Award and was recently republished. He also received the Longmans Juvenile Fiction Award for Courageous Companions.

Finger’s grandsons, Robert and Charles Leflar, will share family stories about his life and his home on Finger Road as well as the story of the freighter named in his honor by the US Maritime Commission. Ethel Simpson, a long-time scholar of Arkansas authors, will discuss his writings from his Arkansas headquarters, including his contributions to the Little Blue Books series, known as “The University in Print."

This event is free and open the the public. It will also be available for viewing over livestream.

Image courtesy of University of Arkansas Special Collections.