Angie Thomas Lecture Moving to Walton Arts Center to Meet Demand

Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give
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Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The scheduled lecture by Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, has been moved to the Walton Arts Center to meet the demand for tickets.

The One Book, One Community event will still be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26.

The lecture was originally scheduled for the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the University of Arkansas campus. But popular demand was so strong the free tickets to the event were all reserved within 48 hours.

The tickets already reserved through the Faulkner Center will be honored. Additional tickets are now available through the Walton Arts Center box office. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. Ticket reservations can be made by calling 479-443-5600 or by visiting You can reserve and pick up tickets in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office from 10 am until 2 pm Monday through Friday and noon until 4 pm on Saturday. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

The screening of the movie version of The Hate U Give at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, will still be held at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. There are still free tickets available for this event. They can be reserved at The Hate You Give Movie Ticket. Free tickets may also be reserved in person at the Faulkner Center box office or by phone at 479-575-5387, from 1:30-5 p.m. weekdays.

“I can’t thank the Walton Arts Center enough for working with us on such a short notice to make this event possible,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick, chair of the One Book, One Community committee. “We knew there would be a great deal of interest in hearing Angie Thomas, still we were surprised at how quickly the tickets were snapped up.”

“Walton Arts Center is proud to support the University of Arkansas’ One Book, One Community project by hosting Angie Thomas’s lecture,´said Peter B. Lane, president and CEO of Walton Arts Center. “She is helping us have conversations around an important topic in our nation, and her voice is one that needs to be heard.”

Angie Thomas’ first novel, The Hate U Give, is this year’s One Book, One Community selection, and is being read and discussed by people across campus and the community.

In a video message Pearl Dowe, associate professor and chair of the political science department says the book – and the movie made from it – raise compelling contemporary issues.


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