Courtesy / MM Kent

MM Kent, an award-winning artist who resides in Fayetteville, has self-published A Coward’s Guide to Oil Painting: the Novel. The coming of age love story is set in the hippie subculture of 1969, with a pair of characters traversing the American South and the wilds of Mexico on two separate quests. And yes, each chapter opens with guidance on painting with oils.

Courtesy / Toni Jensen

In her new personal essay colleciton, Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land, author Toni Jensen explores the intersection of gun violence, race, gender and the environment. The University of Arkansas creative writing professor explains how being Metis, experiencing gun violence first-hand and the pandemic all shaped the stories in her latest book. 

Courtesy / Derek Fowles

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.

Sometimes a job that seems like a dream at the beginning can turn into a nightmare. Arkansas author Julianne Murphy explored her own similar experience in the new book Dream Job:Shattering the Glass Ceiling Comes at a Price.


In his new book Fly Girls, Keith O'Brien covers the exploirs of early women aviators, including Arkansan Louise Thaden. Thursday afternoon, he'll talk about the book at Thaden Field in Bentonville as part of a celebration of Louise Thaden's life.

In Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture, author Robin Roberts explores how female spirits disrupt and challenge gendered assumptions.

Debby Schriver has written a new book, titled Whispering in the Daylight: The Children of Tony Alamo and Their Journey to Freedom. She'll discuss the book at 7 p.m. tonight at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, and tomorrow at Barnes and Noble in Little Rock. We'll also hear more from Schriver next week on Ozarks at Large.

Dreams Derailed

Oct 1, 2018
courtesy: University of Arkansas Press

William Schwab's new book, Dreams Derailed: Undocumented Youths in the Trump Era further examines how immigration policy affects the country. He'll discuss his book from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fayetteville Public Library.

During an eight-year period, photgraphers from the Farm Security Administration took thousands of pictures of Arkansans affected by the Great Depression. Patsy Watkins selected several for her new book It's All Done Gone published by the University of Arkansas Press. She'll discuss the book at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Fayetteville Public Library.

Murder in the 1800s

Aug 6, 2018
courtesy: Denele Campbell

Denele Campbell's book Murder in the County: 50 True Stories of the Old West recounts murder and justice in northwest Arkansas more than a century ago.