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'Hendrix College'

Religious rightwing candidates win seats on Conway School Board

The politically active Christian right wing has claimed two seats on the Conway School Board.
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Hendrix College to give Ronnie Williams honorary doctorate

Hendrix College plans to award longtime UCA administrator and Hendrix graduate Ronnie Williams an honorary doctorate in May.

Spoken word poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre at Hendrix on Thursday

Steeped in sharp interrogations of masculinity and power structures, the work of poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre teaches lessons in joy and activism, free of pretension.

Hendrix professor Kristi McKim pens book about Wes Anderson's 'Rushmore'

Published by BFI Film Classics, the book is fairly academic, but McKim's prose frequently soars with personality, especially when she allows herself to drift into the first person.

Acclaimed writer K-Ming Chang to read at Hendrix College

Chang's debut novel, "Bestiary," was given the following praise by the New York Times: "[It's] full of magic realism that reaches down your throat, grabs hold of your guts and forces a slow reckoning with what it means to be a foreigner, a native, a mother, a daughter.”

Hendrix-Murphy Foundation announces 2023-2024 literary events

Visiting literary figures include Garrett Hongo, K-Ming Chang, Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre, Theresa Rebeck, Daryl Phillipy and Mark Vanhoenacker.

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sharon Olds to read at Hendrix College

Sharon Olds, one of America’s greatest living poets and the author of 13 celebrated volumes of verse, uses “aggressive intimacy” — as The New York Times Magazine calls it — not for cheap gimmicks, but in pursuit of truth. Her reading at Hendrix College occurs on Thursday, April 13.

Married poets Ilya Kaminsky & Katie Farris will read at Hendrix College next Tuesday

Ilya Kaminsky — a hard-of-hearing National Book Award finalist whose poems in “Deaf Republic” explore deafness and political violence — and Katie Farris — whose soon-to-be-released collection, “Standing in the Forest of Being Alive,” captures “both the pleasures and the horrors” that come from breast cancer and all of its accompanying bodily awareness — will read at Hendrix on Tueday, March 28. American Sign Language interpreting services will be provided by Communication Plus+.

Sustainability-focused quilts and more at Windgate Museum of Art on Friday

The spread, organized by the Studio Art Quilt Associates, examines questions of environmental sustainability and "our complex interconnectness with nature" through 33 contemporary art quilts — some of which are mixed-media and contain three-dimensional elements — by 33 different fiber artists.

Mr. Gazette: The story of Sharpe Dunaway

Sharpe Dunaway may be the most famous traveling salesman in Arkansas history, a distinction only partly due to his sidelines: politics, writing and state promotion.

Hendrix College names new president

Karen Petersen, a Northwest Arkansas native who serves as the dean of College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tulsa, has been tapped to become the next president of Hendrix College. She'll succeed W. Ellis Arnold III following his retirement in June. 

Beyond the Real: A Q&A with fiction writer Carl Napolitano

Carl Napolitano, a queer fiction writer from Little Rock, has only a handful of stories out in the world so far, but his premises are shockingly memorable. They treat the mystical and strange with the utmost frankness and acceptance. Magic materializes and characters just carry on and make do. In this Q&A, Napolitano reflects on the subjectivity of interpretation, his novel-in-progress and why a fantastical approach to storytelling is so appealing.