2020 Events

Ashley Franklin

Author-Led Writing Workshops | February 11, 18, & 25

BPL kicks of the 6th Annual Bentonville Literature Festival: Seasons of Stories with a series of writing workshops with local author, Ashley Franklin. 

February 11 @ 4 PM- Franklin will help students in grades 4-6 explore the foundational writing concept of point of view through an engaging, hands-on mystery box challenge.

February 18 @ 4 PM- Students in grades 1-3 will learn about shaping the stages of the writing process by creating their own imaginary creatures with playdough.

February 25 @ 5 PM- Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to explore writing from different perspectives.

Ashley Franklin is the author of Not Quite Snow White, a delightful and inspiring story that highlights the importance of self- confidence while taking an earnest look at what happens when that confidence is shaken or lost. Not Quite Snow White is illustrated by Ebony Glenn

The Festival Continues

Bentonville's Annual Literature Festival returns for year #6 with a seasonal celebration of stories and art! BPL is currently planning more festival fun for all ages in 2020 - new details will be announced throughout the year.

Festival Mission

To connect our community with authors and illustrators to inspire readers of all ages, celebrate storytelling and foster a lifelong love of literature, writing and creativity.

About the Festival

Quality library events hosted throughout the year for various reading audiences featuring presentations, workshops, special events, performances, art, book sales, book signings and opportunities to connect with talented authors and illustrators of popular literature.

All festival activities are designed to be free to attendees, with our target groups being school-age children, teenagers, adults, community families and educators.

Bentonville's Literature Festival is presented by the Bentonville Public Library and supported by the Bentonville Library Foundation and Friends of the Bentonville Library.


Special Thanks to Ard Hoyt!

Bentonville's Literature Festival logo custom designed and donated by Bentonville's own Ard Hoyt.
A friend to Bentonville Public Library, Ard is a nationally known, award-winning illustrator of more than 25 children's picture books. He has worked with great talents and big names such as Mary Casanova, John Lithgow and Molly Shannon, so we are very appreciative when he chooses to work with the BPL team!

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