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Jessica Fellowes to talk Downton Abbey on Feb. 5

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

Contact: Christina Madsen, associate vice president for communications, public relations, and marketing, at (501) 852- 2659 or christinam@uca.edu.

Amanda Horton, UCA Public Appearances director, at (501) 450-3682 or ahorton@uca.edu.

January 26, 2014

 JESSICA FELLOWES TO TALK DOWNTON ABBEY ON FEB. 5

By Cassidy Crawford

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — Jessica Fellowes, author, journalist and public speaker, will take the stage at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, Feb. 5, to speak on her series of bestselling books about the hit British period drama television series, Downton Abbey.

The appearance, part of UCA Public Appearances’ Distinguished Lecture series, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Arkansas Times.

In A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey, Fellowes, niece of Downton Abbey creator and scriptwriter Julian Fellowes, discusses behind-the-scenes drama and shares real life stories about favorite characters and actors.

“Jessica has written four books about Downton Abbey and will give our audience a direct insider’s look at the series,” said Amanda Horton, director of Public Appearances at Reynolds Performance Hall. “She is sure to intrigue and educate ticket holders with her historical context and behind-the-scenes stories.”

Fellowes’ first two books, The World of Downton Abbey and The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, made it to the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists.

“This lecture is not only perfect for Downton Abbey fans but also for fans of global studies, drama, writing and history,” Horton said.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $5 for children and free for UCA students (limit two). For tickets, call UCA Ticket Central Box Office at (501) 450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or toll free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1-866-810-0012 or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.

For more information, contact Horton at (501) 450-3682 or ahorton@uca.edu.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.

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