By Dannielle Douglas, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office
CONWAY — Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of novels and short stories, will be at the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Feb. 26-27.
Garry Craig Powell, associate professor of writing and the faculty sponsor for the residency, called Egan a “true A-list author” whom the students at UCA would greatly benefit from hearing.
“Her visit will also help establish the reputation of UCA’s Creative Writing program,” Powell said.
In the future, he predicted, Egan’s work will be considered among the classics.
On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Egan will give a public reading and book signing beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium, room 107. On Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m., she will give a creative writing craft talk and Q&A in Thompson Hall 331. All events of the residency are free and open to the public.