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The Arkansas Literary Festival is a program of the Central Arkansas Library System

www.A rkansas L iterary F estival . org

Free & Open to the Public Thursday, April 23

6 p.m. Main Library 3rd Floor

Family Activities


Summer Reading Club Preview

Saturday, April 25 10 a.m. Ron Robinson Theater

11 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1 p.m.

2 p.m.




E. Lockhart, We

Madeleine LeCesne, National Teen Poet




3 p.m.

4 p.m.


Chicken Little & the Little Red Hen

Main Library


10:30 a.m.

Dinosaur Train

Scott Sampson,

Dinosaur Odyssey

Lego Demonstrations and Displays

Main Library campus

3-D Printing Demonstrations

Main Library level 4 Main Library campus


Take it to the End

Were Liars

Main Library

CALS Con Teaser

FOCAL Used Book Sale in River Market Books & Gifts, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


200 E. 3rd St.

Youth Poetry Competition

FOCAL Used Book Sale in the Main Library Basement, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

River Market Books & Gifts

Historic Arkansas Museum


workshop 7’ Art

Joe Barry Carroll,

Growing Up...In Words and Images Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center

Session Ninja!

Arree Chung, Ninja!


Tiny Ninja Experience (10:30 a.m.-noon)


Author/Illustrator Bryan Collier,


Activity Hour

Trombone Shorty

4800 W. 10th St.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Charlie Luh, 1000

Books Before K indergarten

Book Sales

Books by Literary Festival authors are available for purchase on the 1st floor of the Main Library on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Arkansas Literary Festival hosts other programs for participating schools.

Writers in the Schools (WITS) I n i tiative sponsored by

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP

Jeffrey Renard Allen, Quan Barry, Meili Cady, Joe Barry Carroll, Allison Hedge Coke, Bryan Collier, Jonathan Darman, Timothy S. Lane, Michael Largo, Seph Lawless, E. Lockhart, Casandra Lopez, Molly Guptill Manning, Ted Rall, Spencer Reece, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Frank Thurmond, Brian Turner, and Rebecca Wells

sponsored by the

Mayor’s Day of Science & Reading

Ciity of Little Rock, Museum of Discovery, and Clinton Presidential Center Arree Chung, Bryan Collier

paid events


The Arkansas Literary Festival is sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Silver Sponsors

100 Rock St.

2015 Arkansas Literary Festival  

The Arkansas Literary Festival is in its twelfth year of bringing exceptional authors to the Natural State for four days of mind-expanding a...