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UCA artists-in-residence program hosts Tiffany D. Jackson

Conway Institute of Music

By: Hannah Phillips
Office of Media Relations

Tiffany D. Jackson
Tiffany D. Jackson

CONWAY— Tiffany D. Jackson, a young adult novelist, is coming to the University of Central Arkansas on Thursday, Nov. 11, and Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, as part of the artists-in-residence program.

Hosted by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Jackson will have a public reading with a question-and-answer session with a book signing in the College of Business Auditorium at 6 p.m., Friday. Earlier in the day, she will host a writing craft talk on Friday from 11-11:50 a.m. in Stanley Russ Hall, room 103.

“She is a young adult novelist, a screenwriter, and works in TV,”  said Sandy Longhorn, the associate chair of the UCA Department of Film, Theatre, and Creative writing.  “She crosses our creative writing program and our film program in terms of who would be of interest.”

Jackson will also hold a writing master class in Thompson Hall, Room 331, Thursday from 4-5 p.m. This event is closed to the public.

Jackson is a recipient of the Coretta Scott King and John Steptoe New Talent Award for the novel Monday’s Not Coming. Her novel Allegedly was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Other novels include Let Me Hear A Rhyme and GROWN, which was a New York Times bestseller.

Jackson has worked within the television and media industry with National Geographic, Roc Nation, BET, FUSE, BBC AMERICA, and EPIX. She wrote and directed a short horror film, The Field Trip.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in film from Howard University and a Master of Arts in media studies from New School University.

For additional information or to view some events via live stream, visit CAHSS artists-in-residence 

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