2013 Arkansas Literary Festival weekend may be over, but we've still got some great events coming.
Case in point: "The New 22" with Ben Fountain and David Abrams.
In addition to being two of the most critically revered books of the season, Ben Fountain's
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and David Abrams's Fobbit were both compared
favorably to Joseph Heller's influential novel Catch-22. Set in Dallas and Baghdad,
respectively, the novels offer satirical takes on some of the hard contradictions soldiers face.
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
Thanks to the many authors and presenters who shared their work and ideas with their fans and
Thanks to the countless volunteers who donated their time and talent to our efforts.
Thanks to the many local businesses and organizations who generously sponsored the Festival.
Thanks to the staff of the Central Arkansas Library System for helping to make each Festival
more successful than the last.
Finally, thanks to the people of Little Rock and the surrounding communities for supporting
the Arkansas Literary Festival every year.
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McMurtry & Ossana Events Postponed
Two Arkansas Literary Festival events in May with award-winning authors and screenwriters Larry
McMurtry and Diana Ossana have been postponed, due to the authors' extenuating personal circumstances.
All tickets purchased for the Thursday, May 2, fundraising event will be refunded. Both events
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Don't Forget New 22 in June!
Ben Fountain and David Abrams to appear in June. Fountain's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime
Walk and Abrams's Fobbit were both compared favorably to Joseph Heller's influential
novel Catch-22. Set in Dallas and Baghdad, respectively, the novels offer satirical
takes on some of the hard contradictions soldiers face.