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PHOTO ESSAY: Arkansas Literary Festival

Published  April 16, 2012

Here are some photo highlights from last weekend's Arkansas Literary Festival. We wish we could have been everywhere at once!


The Author! Author! Reception 

frank thurmond and george h. jensen jr.

Frank Thurmond, author of Before I Sleep, and George H. Jensen, Jr., author of Some of the Words are Theirs

stephanie mcafee

Stephanie McAfee, author of Diary of a Mad, Fat Girl, and OA intern Victoria Hinshaw

david margolick, w. ralph eubanks, and greg brownderville

David Margolick, author of Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock, W. Ralph Eubanks, author of Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi's Dark Past, and Greg Brownderville, author of Gust

david margolick

Barbara Slate and David Margolick

arkansas democrat gazette and david margolick

David Margolick is everywhere!

ian frazier and roy blount, jr.

Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia, and Roy Blount, Jr., author of Alpha Better Juice

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Some pretty ladies at the reception

claire dederer

Claire Dederer (center), author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, Gael Fashingbauer Cooper (right), author of Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?, and friend

peter kuper, babara slate, and david rees

Three cartoonists: Peter Kuper, Barbara Slate, and David Rees

jessica deloach

Jessica DeLoach and friend

avi steinberg and heidi julavits

Avi Steinberg (second from left), author of Running the Books, Heidi Julavits (far right), author of The Vanishers, and friends

james pogue, wes enzinna, marco roth

Writer James Pogue, OA senior editor Wes Enzinna, and n + 1 editor Marco Roth

Saturday Panels and Author Sessions

arkansas central library

The magical library in downtown Little Rock

witold rybczynski

Witold Rybczynski, author of The Biography of a Building

bill and katherine whitworth

Bill Whitworth, former editor-in-chief at The Atlantic Monthly, and his daughter Katherine 

katherine whitworth and carol ann fitzgerald

Katherine Whitworth and OA managing editor Carol Ann Fitzgerald

jay jennings, ian frazier, roy blount, jr.

Moderator Jay Jennings with panelists Roy Blount, Jr. and Ian Frazier

ian frazier and roy blount, jr.

Roy Blount, Jr. and Ian Frazier signing books

david rees pencil sharpening

David Rees, author of How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening, helps audience member Ms. Pat into her "novice smock."

justin torres

Justin Torres, author of We The Animals

mary ruth marotte

Tiny Books panel moderator and UCA professor Mary Ruth Marotte

kevin brockmeier, hannah delacruz abrams, ken kalfus

Tiny Books panelists: Kevin Brockmeier, Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, and Ken Kalfus

hannah delacruz abrams

Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, author of The Man Who Danced With Dolls

kevin brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier, OA contributing writer and author of The Human Soul as a Rube Goldberg Device

dog walk little rock

A very busy dog-walker in downtown Little Rock

The OA's Magazine Panel

oxford american

Free drinks at The OA bar

oxford american panel

The riveted audience

wes enzinna, marc smirnoff, heidi julavits, marco roth

Moderator Wes Enzinna and panelists Marc Smirnoff, Heidi Julavits, and Marco Roth

marc smirnoff, heidi julavits, marco roth

Panelists Marc Smirnoff, Heidi Julavits, and Marco Roth

nina roth

Nina Roth, a New York-based architect

natalie elliott and james pogue

Nicholas Pippins, OA contributor Natalie Elliott, and James Pogue

marco and nina roth

Marco and Nina Roth

lindsey millar

Arkansas Times editor and former OA intern Lindsey Millar

autumn and wyndham wyeth

Autumn Allison and former OA intern Wyndham Wyeth

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