Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pen to Podium with Phyllis Hodges Set for April 16

Phyllis Hodges
Arkansas author Phyllis Hodges will discuss her book, “8 Years of Unforgettable History: the Allure of America’s Firsts,” 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Department of Arkansas Heritage at 1100 North St.

“This topic is important because most people don't realize how many Arkansans are world renowned,” Hodges said.

Hodges' lecture will focus on Arkansans who broke down barriers and became history-makers. The book is about “present history,” Hodges said, and includes people of all backgrounds. The book includes
Arkansans like Jeff Henderson, who won a Gold Medal in Long Jump at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

“My history book is unique,” Hodges said. “It’s a living history book – all the individuals I write about are alive and well.”

Hodges has more than 30 years of experience as a clergy educational and fitness trainer. She is a world traveler with a vision to shape up the world spiritually, mentally, physically and financially. She travels Arkansas as an ambassador on health and fitness via workshops, seminars, health fairs and schools. Hodges also is the owner of Carousel Fit-4-Life Wellness Center in North Little Rock.

Hodges plans to go on a national book tour this summer. Her book, which is available online and in bookstores, will be available at Pen to Podium. The free event is organized and hosted by the Arkansas State Archives. Friends of the Arkansas State Archives plans a reception at 5:30 p.m.

Join the discussion and find out more about Hodges on our Facebook event page. Hodges was also recently interviewed about her book on KARK 4.