BATESVILLE, AR – Batesville's 2nd Annual Pulp Ark Convention and Writers Conference, held at the Independence County Fairgrounds April 20-22, raised nearly $1,000 for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. Pulp Ark attendees participated in a trivia competition and a live auction, both fundraisers for the Literacy Project. Out-of-town and local writers and artists donated autographed books, one-of-a-kind artwork, music, and more. Celebrity guest Felix Silla, best known for his roles as “Cousin Itt” in the Addams Family television show, Twiki the Robot on Buck Rogers, and as an Ewok in Return of the Jedi, donated autographed photos for the auction.
Pulp Ark and its associated fundraisers were coordinated by Tommy Hancock and Fuller Bumpers of the Batesville-based publishing company, Pro Se Productions. Pro Se works with pulp fiction writers and artists across the country to produce both pulp novels and the monthly magazine “Pro Se Presents.” Pulp fiction can be described as fast-paced action/adventure hero-versus-villain stories with extravagant plots.
The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, based in Batesville, AR is a United Way member agency and part of the Arkansas Literacy Councils network. The organization relies on trained volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for adult students who want to improve their reading or English skills. For more information about the Literacy Project, please visit www.literacyindependence.org or call 870-793-5912.
For more information about Pulp Ark or Pro Se Productions, please visit http://www.prosepulp.com or call 870-834-4022.