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UCA to Welcome Marya Hornbacher as Artist-in-Residence

By Shelby K. Grimes, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — New York Times bestselling author Marya Hornbacher will visit the University of Central Arkansas as an artist-in-residence Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Hornbacher is an award-winning essayist, journalist, novelist, and poet. Five of her books have been named New York Times bestsellers. She is best known for authoring “Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia” (1999) and “Madness: A Bipolar Life” (2009).

Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, Smithsonian magazine, Crazyhorse, and many others.

She currently lives in Omaha, where she teaches in the M.F.A. program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Hornbacher will begin her time at UCA at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Win Thompson Hall, room 104, where she will conduct a masterclass on creative nonfiction writing for graduate students as part of the M.F.A. in creative writing program. At 7:30 p.m., she will hold a public reading and book signing in the College of Business Auditorium.

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, Hornbacher will deliver a craft talk to UCA students in Win Thompson Hall, room 331.

The book reading and signing and the craft talk are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact John Vanderslice, professor of creating writing, at johnv@uca.edu or (501) 450-3653.

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