The 2019 True Lit Fesitval at the Fayetteville Public Library includes a workshop with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of Hey Kiddo. The book was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
In an effort to reach out to the local Hispanic community, Arkansas Public Theatre has created a committee focused on that goal. For its first event, the group is hosting a screening of the animated film Coco in Spanish on Oct. 12.
As work continues on Kholoud Sawaf's play, 10,000 Balconies, music for the work is being created by Hadi Eldebek. He spoke with us in advance of this weekend's workshop performances of the play at TheatreSquared.
The New Theater, which opened in Fort Smith in 1911, has been vacant for decades. Now, the historic venue, which once hosted Shirley Temple, Mary Astor, George Arliss, and others, is being restored to its former glory. We learn about the project and what 64.6 Downtown, the building's new owners, are planning to do with the space.