Arkansas author Gwen Ford Faulkenberry to speak to Village Writers

Arkansas author Gwen Ford Faulkenberry will address “The Write Stuff: What it Takes to Tell Your Story and Get it Published” at the Village Writers’ Club on Monday, March 26, at the Home Plate Café, 5110 North Highway 7, Hot Springs Village.

In her presentation about the business of book publishing, Faulkenberry will address the need for an agent, proposal writing, and other questions about breaking into the publishing business. She is the author of two novels, Love Finds You in Romeo, Colorado, and Love Finds You in Branson, Missouri, and three devotional books, A Beautiful Life, A Beautiful Day, and Jesus, Be Near Me.

Faulkenberry lives and writes in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.  She is married to Stone, and they have four children—Grace, Harper, Adelaide, and Stella. In addition to mothering and writing, Gwen teaches English at Arkansas Tech University, Ozark Campus.

At the March 26 meeting, Village Writers’ Club members and guests will enjoy an informal read-around at 11:15 a.m., a “Dutch treat” lunch ($8) at noon, followed by Gwen Ford Faulkenberry’s program.

For reservations (required), contact Joyce Anderson, (501) 922-9077. For more information, check out Hot Springs Village Writers’ Club online at http://www.villagewritersclub.com.

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Arkansas author Carla Killough McClafferty featured on C-SPAN 2 Book TV

Arkansas author Carla Killough McClafferty has been invited by C-SPAN 2 Book TV to do a presentation that will appear on their network. 

A traveling C-SPAN 2 Book TV crew is coming to Little Rock, which is one of six southern cities they will feature on their 2012 television season. C-SPAN 2 Book TV will film segments about history and literary life in the area. In each of these six cities, Book TV features one author at their kick-off event. For the Little Rock event, C-SPAN McClafferty will be their featured author.

C-SPAN producers, assisted by Comcast Cable, will videotape McClafferty as she gives a presentation about her book The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon to a guest audience. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for McClafferty. The event takes place on March 5, and McClafferty’s presentation begins 6 p.m. It will be held at the Darragh Center at the Main Branch of the Central Arkansas Library System located at 100 Rock St., Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201.

McClafferty’s presentation will air on C-SPAN 2 Book TV during “Little Rock Weekend” which will run from March 31- April 1. After it airs on the network, the presentation will be archived indefinitely on their website.  

For more information about Carla Killough McClafferty, an award-winning author of nonfiction books and popular speaker, visit her website: www.carlamcclafferty.com.

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