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Adam Cox to bring his lyrics to OPWC, January 29th, 7 pm, Nightbird Books

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Adam Cox is a songwriter and honest mechanic from Fayetteville, AR. As a tireless campaigner for civil rights, he’s often compared to Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Adam’s songs range from rallying cries for the working class to blistering reprimands for the oligarchy, all performed with charisma and humor

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Michael Hoerman to featuer November 27th, Nightbird Books, Dickson Street, 7:00 p.m.

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Michael Hoerman is a poet from the Ozarks who joined the Ozark Poets and Writers

Collective in 1994. He is the author of Bad Rotten (2004) and Disoriented Fascination

(2018). Some of his more than 100 published poems first appeared in journals such as

the Arkansas Literary Forum, Big Muddy, Chiron Review, Eureka Literary Magazine,

Potomac Review, and The Rockhurst Review. His poems have also appeared in

anthologies from Soft Skull Press, Lavender Ink, Rattlecat Press, No-Tell Books, Red

Hen Press, and Redneck Press. Michael was a member of the first National Poetry

Slam teams from Arkansas and Missouri. He was the recipient of residencies from

Sedona Summer Colony and Spiva Center for the Arts, with three poems nominated for

the Pushcart Prize. He was selected by Thomas Lux for a 2004 Massachusetts Poetry

Fellowship awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

Michael Hoerman is a poet from the Ozarks who joined the Ozark Poets and Writers

Collective in 1994. He is the author of Bad Rotten (2004) and Disoriented Fascination

(2018). Some of his more than 100 published poems first appeared in journals such as

the Arkansas Literary Forum, Big Muddy, Chiron Review, Eureka Literary Magazine,

Potomac Review, and The Rockhurst Review. His poems have also appeared in

anthologies from Soft Skull Press, Lavender Ink, Rattlecat Press, No-Tell Books, Red

Hen Press, and Redneck Press. Michael was a member of the first National Poetry

Slam teams from Arkansas and Missouri. He was the recipient of residencies from

Sedona Summer Colony and Spiva Center for the Arts, with three poems nominated for

the Pushcart Prize. He was selected by Thomas Lux for a 2004 Massachusetts Poetry

Fellowship awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Molly Bess Rector

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Molly Bess Rector lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas where she co-curates the Open Mouth Reading Series—a community-based poetry series that hosts monthly readings by visiting writers, as well as workshops and retreats. Molly earned her MFA in poetry from the University of Arkansas and currently works as project editor for the University of Arkansas Press. She is the recipient of residencies from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center, and she served as the inaugural poetry editor for The Arkansas International. Molly has also been awarded a grant by the Artists 360 program to write poems exploring the human elements of nuclear technology. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Nimrod International Journal, Raleigh Review, SAND, and The Boiler, among others.

Novelist Elle Nash, Essayist Guy Choat to Read September 25

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The Idle Class magazine will curate the September meeting of Ozark Poets and Writers. We will feature Fayetteville novelist Elle Nash, author of Animals Eat Each Other, and North Little Rock essayist Guy Choate, founder of the Argenta Reading Series.

The program is 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. The venue is different for this month only — Nomad’s Lounge,  1431 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. Why the move? It’s the day before the annual Bikes Blues & BBQ, which that evening will be in the process of taking over Dickson Street.

Guy earned a Master of Fine Arts at the University of New Orleans, is an Army veteran and lives in Central Arkansas with his wife and son.

Elle is a founding editor at Witch Craft Magazine, a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp and lives in the Ozarks with her husband and their dog.

The monthly program of the Ozark Poets & Writers Collective begins and ends with open mic for audience members. They’re invited to perform the poetry or prose of themselves or others with a 4-minute limit. The OPWC program is free, but donations are welcome. While we welcome all ages, be warned that language and themes can be mature.

During the program, a book donated by the University of Arkansas Press will be given away. Nightbird Books will be open during our program so do consider buying books, magazine or stationery items, or refreshments. Support local bookstores and local business!

Come have some drinks, a bite to eat and maybe sign up for the open mic. See you there!

Performance Artist Jules Taylor Set for Aug. 28 Program

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Jules Taylor

Jules Taylor

OPWC is proud to welcome Jules Taylor to the stage of Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. The program is 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

As a rostered Arkansas Arts Council teaching artist, Jules Taylor has taught and directed youth theater at Arts Live Theatre for almost 15 years.

She is also a Trike Theatre artist, acting in Digging Up Arkansas, teaching Arkansas history through theater and music to grade school students. She has performed in every county in Arkansas and soon will perform her 500th show.

She is Ms. Jules of Shaky Bugs, performing to the under-5 crowd in a song and dance extravaganza.

Outside of youth performance and teaching, Jules is a team member of Phunbags Comedy Improv and a company member of Ceramic Cow Productions.

Represented by Actor’s Casting Agency, she can be seen in the films Gordon Family Tree, Valley Inn and others. She is also on the board of the Fayetteville Film Fest.

The monthly program of the Ozark Poets & Writers Collective begins and ends with open mic for audience members. They’re invited to perform the poetry or prose of themselves or others with a 4-minute limit. The OPWC program is free, but donations are welcome. While we welcome all ages, be warned that language and themes can be mature.

During the program, a book donated by the University of Arkansas Press will be given away. Nightbird Books will be open during our program so do consider buying books, magazine or stationery items, or refreshments. Support local bookstores and local business!

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