Literary Friday featuring 20 authors at the Newport Business Resource Center, 201 Hazel Street, from Noon to 8 p.m. Authors Registered to date are Bonnie Best, Nancy Browning, Mary Cambron-Collard, Rebecca Ann Ivy Gorrell, George Jared, Susan Johnson, Katie Lewis, Donna Nelson, Kathy Parish, Melanie Parnell, Sherri Phelps, Martha Rodriquez, Debbie Teague and Cheri Wright. Three different bands will be planning in downtown restaurants in the evening. Musicians registered to date include the McCuin Band at Frankie’s Place and Casey Sparks at Postmaster Spirits. Free admission at all venues, all within walking distance. Call (870) 523-1009 for more info. Hosted by Monster Nights: Newport’s Downtown Entertainment Series.