Cozy up, bookworms. The premier gathering of readers and writers in the state just released its lineup of authors and presenters, and it’s good.

The 14th annual Arkansas Literary Festival hosted by the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) kicks off on Thursday, April 27, and runs through Sunday, April 30 at various location throughout the city. The weekend will feature dozens of presenters ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners and comedians to screenwriters and artists, along with various workshops, panels and performances.

Here's a small portion of the lineup:

  • Celia Anderson
  • Floyd Cooper
  • Alex Beam
  • Thi Bui
  • Hussein Hussein
  • Owen Laukkanen
  • Beverly Lowry
  • Marquese McFerguson
  • Rex Nelson
  • Penny Richards
  • Rob Sheffield
  • Alexandra Teague
  • Elijah Wald
  • Jason Zinoman

If you're interested in meeting some of your favorite writers face-to-face, make plans to attend the Author! Author! party on Friday night. Join in for hors d'oeuvres, libations, books and a night toasting the festival's finest.

You can check out the full lineup here ((believe us, it is very full), and find the fest schedule here. For more information, call (501) 918-3098 or follow the fest on Facebook.