CONWAY, Ark. (October 31, 2012) – Award-winning novelist, short story writer,
poet, and screenwriter Mark Richard will present “Writing as Remedy” on Tuesday,
Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Reves Recital Hall at Hendrix College. A book signing
and reception in Trieschmann Gallery will follow.
The event, sponsored by the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature
and Language, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Henryetta
Vanaman at 501-450-4597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard has been called a literary buccaneer and poet laureate of the poor and
most recently authored the best-selling memoir House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer’s
Journey Home. He also authored a pair of award-winning short story collections:
The Ice at the Bottom of the World, and Charity; and a novel,
His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire,
GQ, The Paris Review, The Oxford American, Grand Street,
and many others.
He is the recipient of the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award, a National Endowment for
the Arts fellowship, a Whiting Foundation Writer's Award, a New York Foundation
for the Arts fellowship, the Mary Francis Hobson Medal for Arts and Letters, and
a National Magazine Award for Fiction.
Richard currently teaches at the University of Southern California and has been
visiting writer-in-residence at the University of California Irvine, the University
of Mississippi, Arizona State University, the University of the South, Sewanee,
and The Writer's Voice in New York. His journalism has appeared in The New York
Times, Harper's, Spin, Esquire, Vogue, and
Oxford American, among others. He has also been a correspondent for the BBC.
Richard also wrote the screenplay “Stop-Loss,” produced by Paramount, and has
been a writer/producer for CBS’s “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,” Showtime’s
Emmy-winning series “Huff,” “Chicago Hope” on CBS, and “Party of Five” on Fox. He
is currently writer/producer for “Hell on Wheels,” a new dramatic series for AMC.
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal
arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one
of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World
Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one
of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change
Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes
magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the
Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church
since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.