Ozark Book Authority
Spreading literacy by bringing readers together across Northwest Arkansas.
Ozark Book Authority is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to improve literacy across Northwest Arkansas through fundraising, outreach, and regular literary programming, and we are dedicated to bringing readers and writers together through a love of all things books.
Here, you can discover upcoming literary events, learn about our local authors, find a book club, or join a writing group in Northwest Arkansas! We are constantly updating our website with new information, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates in your inbox!
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
We are moving our monthly “Time to Write” events to a live, online format, to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and attendees.
If we should need to postpone one of our paid events, we will let ticket purchasers know as soon as possible, and offer refunds upon request.
Please use best practices and follow the CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus:
* Avoid close contact with people who are sick.* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.* Stay home when you are sick.* Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.* Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe.* Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing—or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
We will update our website, event pages, and social media if we should have any cancellations or postponements.
Ozark Book Authority
The Murder Mystery Express!
Date TBA at the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad in Springdale, AR
Join us on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad for a one-of-a-kind excursion to the 1920s with MURDER! MYSTERY! and MAYHEM! Ticket price includes three-hour excursion round-trip from Springdale to Winslow, in-car dining, and of course, a dastardly murder to solve!
July 11th at Compton Gardens and Conference Center in Bentonville
Save the date for our first annual Ozark Writers Workshop! Join us for a day full of classes, seminars, workshops, and discussions that focus on the art, craft, and discipline of writing. Learn from local authors and publishing professionals about the ins-and-outs of writing a book and how to take your storytelling to the next level.
October 24 at the Jones Center in Springdale
Save the date for our second annual Ozark Book Con! Join us for a day of panels and discussions with our select guest authors, find your next read, meet local writers, and share your favorites with your fellow bibliophiles. More details coming soon!