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October 20, 10 - 11am, Thursday

Charly Palmer @ the Clinton Presidential Center

Charly Palmer, The Legend of Gravity  (In-Person) The acclaimed author/illustrator will appear for a, in session open to the first 250 students to register.


Sponsored in part by Clinton Presidential Center, Hearne Fine Art/Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing, Little Rock Central High School Tiger Foundation.

Clinton Presidential Center, 10-11am  


Charly Palmer

October 20, 12 - 1pm, Thursday

Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books - Gallery Talk

Watch this prerecorded video about the exhibition which opens on this day and runs through Dec. 29. The exhibition is part of the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature and was also featured at the Orlando Museum of Art.

Sponsored by John & Robyn Horn Foundation, the Windgate Foundation, The Rodger S. & Barbara Ann Kline Foundation. 

Noon-1pm, virtual

For information regarding free book giveaways in conjunction with the exhibition, please contact


Oliver Jeffers

October 21, 12 - 1pm, Friday

Chris Pavone

Tautly wound and expertly crafted, Two Nights in Lisbon is a riveting thriller about a woman under pressure, and how far she will go when everything is on the line. “I defy anyone to read the first twenty pages of this breakneck novel, then try to put it down for five minutes….This is smart suspense at its very best.”—bestselling author John Grisham.

Sponsored by WordsWorth Books.

Ron Robinson Theater, Noon to 1 p.m.


Chris Pavone

October 22, 10am-3pm, Saturday

Little Readers Rock @ Children's Library

LITTLE READERS ROCK at Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center

AMFA ArtStart! Put your art goggles on with Liz McMath to engage your imagination as you examine the whimsical Toys Designed by Artists collection from the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, and discover How to Spot an Artist with the book by Danielle Krysa. Sponsored in part by Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Main floor, 10-10:30am
Children’s Library & Learning Center

AMFA Art Garden Harness the power of the sun to create unique designs on nature print paper, and be guided through creating an origami lotus flower for the Art Garden community installation, part of the grand opening celebrations at the newly renovated Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. This is a drop in activity. The Lawn, 10-11:30am. Sponsored in part by Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts.
Children’s Library & Learning Center

Tommy Terrific See Little Rock’s favorite magician for kids. Theater, 10:30-11am  
Children’s Library & Learning Center

Lunch Grab and Go from the front desk and then participate in a simultaneous food fun downstairs led by Little Readers Rock Co-Chair Sarah A. Morris. Front Desk and Downstairs Activity Room, 11am-12pm
Children’s Library & Learning Center

Charly Palmer, The Legend of Gravity The award-winning author/illustrator who grew up playing streetball in Milwaukee makes a special visit.  He studied art and design at the American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago. Sponsored in part by Clinton Presidential Center, Hearne Fine Art/Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing, Little Rock Central High School Tiger Foundation. Theater, 12pm
Children’s Library & Learning Center

Chinese Folk Tales & Fu Characters Ashley Wang, Co-Chair of Little Readers Rock will read an exciting Chinese Folk tale and then help students make a fun craft inspired by the tale. Downstairs Lab, 12:30pm
Children’s Library & Learning Center

Make your own Crayons Inspired by the Oliver Jeffers exhibition, staff from the Children’s Library and Learning Center teach kids to make crayons. Jeffers did the illustrations for the popular Crayon books. Downstairs Activity Room, 1pm
Children’s Library & Learning Center

Mask Making Don’t have a costume for the Costume Party & Parade? That’s ok! Build a mask here. Downstairs Lab, 1pm
Children’s Library & Learning Center

Costume Party & Parade  Calling all ghosts, princesses, cowboys, ballerinas, video game characters or anything your heart desires…come one and all for a spooktacular party and parade. Main Floor, 1:30-2:30pm
Children’s Library & Learning Center

mömandpöp To close the day, enjoy the boisterous concert by the energetic duo. Theater, 2:30-3pm
Children’s Library & Learning Center

Little Readers Rock will also have stations to play Go Fish, take a photo, and receive free books.

October 22, 4 - 5pm, Saturday

Teen Poetry Competition

Join us for an afternoon of poetry by young aspiring Central Arkansas poets.

*To win, entrants must perform their work. However, if an entrant does not wish to perform, they may still enter their work to be included in the 2023 Six Bridges Book Festival Zine to be released at the event.

In person: Main Library, Fourth Floor
Fax: (501)375-7451 c/o Katherine Blake
Posted Mail: Katherine Blake c/o Level 4,
100 S. Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72201

All entries must be submitted by Monday, October 10th @ 6 p.m. to be considered for inclusion in the contest to be held on Saturday, October 22nd @ 4PM.

Poems can be original or credited. Entrants may enter more than one work.

Main Library, Darragh Center, 4-5 p.m.

October 29, 9am - 3pm, Saturday

Six Bridges Market

New in 2022, the Fest brings more family fun to downtown, with games, crafts, roving characters, music, and special appearances.

Saturday, Oct. 29, River Market Pavilions, 9am - 3pm

October 20, 7 - 8:30pm, Thursday

Rooftop Party!

Kick into major Fest mode with this rooftop party, featuring electrifying tunes and a bold light display.

Sponsored by Pro Smart Print & Promo.

CALS Parking Deck Rooftop , 7-8:30pm

To RSVP for the party please email with "Rooftop Party RSVP" in subject line.

October 21, 6:30 - 9pm, Friday

Pub or Perish

One of the few events that has been around since the beginning of the Fest…this popular favorite features libations and literature shaken and stirred. What a mix! Limited open mic slots available.

Sponsored by Arkansas Times.

The Library Kitchen + Lounge (313 President Clinton Ave.), 6:30-9pm

October 22, 1 - 4pm, Saturday

Book Cover by Design workshop w/ Robert Bean

Artist Robert Bean helps participants learn how text and images work together, why typography matters, and how color affects the viewer’s impression and emotions. Come up with your own imaginary book title, then draw and/or collage your book cover’s image and walk away with your own designed book cover (from a pulp fiction style look to something more modern and streamlined). No art experience required.

Sponsored by the Windgate Foundation

Roberts Library, Room 124, 1- 4pm



Robert Bean

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