UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
April 6, 2012
CONTACT: Dr. John Vanderslice, (501) 450-3653; email@example.com
WRITERS FENNELLY AND FRANKLIN TO BE IN RESIDENCE APRIL 17-18
By Gavin Douglas Glenn
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office
CONWAY — Novelist Tom Franklin and poet Beth Ann Fennelly will be on the University of Central Arkansas campus as part of the Artist-In-Residence program April 17-18.
All events of the residency are free and open to the public.
“Fennelly and Franklin have a strong local following due to their ties to Arkansas, but they are both nationally recognized,” said Dr. John Vanderslice, associate professor of writing at UCA. “They are a writing power couple.”
The husband and wife writing duo met at the University of Arkansas, where both were pursuing Master of Fine Arts degrees in writing. Both are currently professors of writing at Ole Miss.
Franklin will lecture on fiction writing on Tuesday, April 17, in Winfred Thompson Hall, room 331. Fennelly will lecture on writing poetry on Tuesday, April 17 in Winfred Thompson Hall, room 104. Both lectures will be from 2:40-3:55 p.m.
Fennelly and Franklin will give a joint book reading Tuesday, April 17 in the College of Business auditorium, room 107, at 7:30 p.m.
Fennelly will lecture on writing creative non-fiction Wednesday, April 18, at 10 a.m. in Winfred Thompson Hall, room 331. Franklin will lecture on writing illustrative narrative works Wednesday, April 18, at 11 a.m. in Winfred Thompson Hall, room 331.
Both lecture sets and the book reading are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Vanderslice at (501) 450-3653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.