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TrueLit Fayetteville Literary Festival

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 at 11:30am

Fayetteville Public Library
401 West Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701

The True Lit festival is devoted to the tremendous literary traditions Northwest Arkansas has fostered over the years. Literary roots run deep in Fayetteville, providing the fertile ground that continues to produce talented and acclaimed writers in the region. Our community loves great literature, so the festival has presented distinguished authors such as Jack Gantos, Jacqueline Woodson, Lois Lowry, Zadie Smith and Kwame Alexander.

True Lit continues to showcase author events for all ages, with school visits reaching over 4,000 students from the 4th–12th grades, writing workshops designed to help new talent find publishers, as well as poetry readings and art classes to spark the creativity in everyone.

This year, we are delighted to present festival keynotes by Gene Luen Yang and Jarrett Krosoczka at free public events. With such a variety of perspectives, expressions, and stories, we hope you will join us!

11:30am: Pitch Your Book with Ease to Publishers, Agents and Editors with Marilyn Collins
Join author Marilyn Collins to learn the ins/outs of pitching your book to those who buy. Whether it is your first time to pitch or multiple times, you’ll learn how to catch the interest of buyers and representatives, to present your original idea and approach, and to show you have what it takes to complete a project. Prepare for when you’ll have an excellent opportunity to meet face-to-face with those who are in the position to make your book publishable.

Location: Walker Community Room

4:30pm: Rich Davis: Young Illustrators Workshop Part 1

Location: Walmart Story Time Room

6 p.m: Jarrett Krosoczka Illustrators Workshop
Jarrett J. Krosoczka will demonstrate and provide feedback on illustration techniques such as character expression, perspective, shadow and gesture. This workshop will include a combination of drawing demonstrations and exercises. Please bring paper and pencil to participate.

First published at the age of twenty-three, Krosoczka now has dozens of published books to his credit. Titles include several picture books, his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, the Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novels, and story arcs in the Star Wars: Jedi Academy series. Krosoczka also shares his own story of growing up amongst family addiction in his young adult graphic memoir, Hey, Kiddo, which was a finalist for the National Book Award.

This event listing provided for the Fayetteville community events calendar. Community events are not associated with or sponsored by AARP, but may be of interest to you. If you have an event to share, let us know!

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