Mar 04 Monday
The Fayetteville Public Library welcomes book clubs across Northwest Arkansas and all members of the interested public to our annual Gathering of the Groups. This year author Andrea Rogers will sit down with KUAF's Kyle Kellams for a discussion on her book, "Man Made Monsters." A book signing will follow. Some light refreshments will be available, and Pearl's Books will offer books for sale. Registration is encouraged, but not required.
Andrea Rogers is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian and Alaskan Arts, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Arkansas.
Her short story collection Man Made Monsters is our featured book for this event. Its intertwining stories follow one Cherokee family from the 1830s to the present. Their narratives are linked by frightening creatures of the supernatural, folkloric, and familial variety. The book is also enhanced by the striking illustrations of Cherokee graphic artist Jeff Edwards. Rogers is a Walter Dean Myers Award Winner for Man Made Monsters, and it was also named Best of the Year by the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Horn Book, and the New York Public Library. Her middle-grade novel, Mary and the Trail of Tears: A Cherokee Removal Survival Story, made NPR's "Best Books of 2020" list.
Mar 10 Sunday
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area to Host Two Programs for Arkansas Archaeological Month.
(ROGERS, Ark.) – Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area will host two free archaeological programs for March 2024 Archaeological Month.
Program #1:March 10, 2024, 2:00 pm at the park’s visitor center. Michell Rathberger, Educational Outreach Coordinator, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville Arkansas, will present “Archeology of Native Foods”.Program #2:March 24, 2024, 2:00 pm at the park’s visitor center. Dr. Carl Drexler, Station Archeologist and Research Associate Professor at the Arkansas Archaeological Survey, Magnolia Arkansas, will present “History in the Ozarks' Dirt: Archeology at Van Winkle's Mill”. Dr. Drexler’s presentation will summarize the many years of archaeological work at Historical Van Winkle Hollow.
For more information, contact the park’s visitor center at 479-789-5000.