UCA hosts annual ArkaText Literary Festival

UCA this week is hosting the annual ArkaText Literary Festival from March 2 through 6. Each year, the festival brings noted Arkansas writers in various genres to campus for public readings and workshops with students.

This year, the festival will feature Mark Jackson (creative nonfiction) and Graham Gordy (screenwriting). The first annual Exquisite Corpse Annual Reading will also be featured. Additionally, a student reading and a faculty reading will be held.

The ArkaText Literary Festival is part of the Central Arkansas Writing Arts Series and is sponsored by UCA’s Department of Writing. It is also part of UCA’s Artists in Residence program coordinated by the College of Fine Arts and Communication. While on campus, the writers will meet with UCA writing students in workshop and discussion settings.

A complete schedule for the festival follows. All events are free and open to the public.Monday, March 2nd

Student Reading, Thompson 104, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3rd

Faculty Reading, Thompson 104, 1:40-2:30 p.m

Wednesday, March 4th

Mark Jackson, creative nonfiction
Craft Talk, Thompson 331, 11:00-12:00 a.m.
Reading, Thompson 331, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 5th

Graham Gordy, screenwriting
Craft Talk, Thompson 331, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Public Reading, Thompson 331, 1:40-2:30 p.m.

Friday, March 6th

The First Annual Exquisite Corpse Annual Reading, 8 p.m.