The Fayetteville Public Library is hosting the fifth annual Ozark Writers Live, a celebration of Ozark writing and culture, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.

The free event provides regional authors a chance to promote and discuss their work, and writing workshops for budding new talent will be offered, according to the press release from the library. This link also gives a schedule for the day.

Poet and memoirist Jo McDougall will deliver the keynote. Other speakers or workshop leaders include Larry Foley on screenwriting, Pat Carr on storytelling, Kenneth Smith on nonfiction, Denton Gay on theme, and others. The “Beyond Paper and Ink” panel will discuss online publishing options.

A musical performance at noon and a quilter’s showcase complete the day. Books will be sold during the public event, which runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be in the library’s Walker Community Room.

More information about Ozark Writers Live is at its website ozarkwriterslive2011.wordpress.com.

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