Author Ben Farmer to Visit UALR Oct. 18-22

The UALR Department of English will host Ben Farmer, author of Evangeline, October 18-22 on the UALR campus.

Farmer will hold a pedagogy workshop on Monday, October 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in SUA 102D. On Tuesday, October 19, he will lead a discussion on Evangeline for the UALR Young Adult Book Club from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Stabler Hall 407. On Friday, October 22, Farmer will lecture at a Writer’s Workshop in Stabler Hall 501 from 9 a.m to 10, and then conduct a reading and book signing from 4-5 p.m. at Wordsworth Books & Co. at 5920 R Street in Little Rock.


All events are free and open to the public.

Farmer lives in Maryland, where he was born and raised. He graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in history. Since then, he has worked as a teacher, an editor, and in a booking agency for musicians.

Based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem of the same name, Evangeline is Farmer’s first novel.

For more information about Farmer’s visit to UALR, contact the Department of English at (501) 569-3161.

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