WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM | LITTLE ROCK
“Witnessing Parker Millsap sing for the first time is a jarring experience, because the sights and sounds just don’t seem to match up: the slightly built [Oklahoman] has a bluesy, powerful rasp of a howl that sounds equally suited for juke joints or church tents.”
TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM | LITTLE ROCK
A special reading and discussion at Ron Robinson Theater featuring Sarah M. Broom, author of The Yellow House. Moderated by KaToya Ellis Fleming, our 2019-2020 OA Jeff Baskin Fellow.
“Gorgeously written, intimate and wise, Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is an astonishing memoir of family, love, and survival. It’s also a history of New Orleans unlike any we’ve seen before, one that should be required reading.” —Jami Attenberg, author of All Grown Up
TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM | LITTLE ROCK
A special reading and discussion at Ron Robinson Theater featuring Van Jensen and Nate Powell, author and illustrator of Two Dead. Moderating the discussion is OA senior editor and author of Carry the Rock, Jay Jennings.
“I’m always eager to bring my home state to life through comics, and each book doubles as a love letter to Arkansas in all its contradictory beauty.” —Nate Powell
TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2020 at 6:30 PM | LITTLE ROCK
A special reading and discussion at Ron Robinson Theater featuring Silas House, author of Southernmost. Moderating the discussion is OA contributor and editor-in-chief at Sibling Rivalry Press, Seth Pennington.
“An urgent and beautifully written literary thriller about a man on the run that explores themes like the pain of atonement and the necessity of reconciliation, being published at a time when understanding across cultural and political divides seems wider than ever." —Salon.com
TUESDAY, MAR. 31, 2020 at 6:30 PM | LITTLE ROCK
A special reading and discussion at Ron Robinson Theater featuring Leesa Cross-Smith, author of So We Can Glow: Stories. Moderating the discussion is OA contributor and author of A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip, Kevin Brockmeier.
“Leesa Cross-Smith is a consummate storyteller who uses her formidable talents to tell the oft-overlooked stories of people living in that great swath of place between the left and right coasts.” —Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist