Ash Steele

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Mike Silverman

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Karen Hayes & Mark Hotchiss

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Raised in Hot Springs and a long-time resident of North Little Rock, Karen Hayes wrote poetry most of her life, but it wasn’t until the death from Alzheimer’s of her husband, Bobby J. Hayes, that she shared it with the public. Since then, Karen became a major force in the Arkansas poetry community, performing at…

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Denise Donnell

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Rev. Dr. Denise Donnell is the State Director for the Human Rights Campaign where she spends all her time fighting for equity, equality and inclusion for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer (LGBTQ) people. She was educated in the Jackson Public School District in Mississippi. She received an undergraduate degree in English from Jackson State University (1990),…

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Nick Zaller

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Nick Zaller was born in Tulsa, OK.  Then came to Little Rock…after Baltimore, China, Boston and Providence, Rhode Island.  He trained in public health, not public speaking. Nevertheless, when he has something to say, he likes to say it.  Through stories, Nick sees a way to explore human connection more fully. Nick is often reminded…

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Molly Reed

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Molly has a degree in creative writing, which her father liked to call “majoring in unemployment”. So she found a job in a different field (education tech) and consoled herself with sneaking excellent vocabulary words and abstract metaphors into everyday business jargon. And sometimes, by night, she still writes. She shared her story in the…

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LaTasha Moore

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LaTasha Moore is a native Arkansan from the rural community of Falcon, located in the Southwest corner of the state. She graduated from Prescott High School and obtained undergraduate degrees in Spanish and communication studies from Arkansas State University.  LaTasha most recently graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Master of Public Health…

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Justin Booth

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Justin Booth, originally from Black Oak, Arkansas, splits his time between Little Rock, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. He is writer of outlaw poetry, a teller of tales, and lives life to the fullest. Formerly a homeless I.V. drug addict, his work reflects the exciting hardscrabble life he has lived. He has written multiple books of…

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