Distinguished Lectures Committee to Host Jennette McCurdy Dec. 5 at Fayetteville Town Center

Jennette McCurdy, actress and bestselling author, will deliver a moderated Q&A at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Fayetteville Town Center.
Submitted by Distinguished Lectures Committee

Jennette McCurdy, actress and bestselling author, will deliver a moderated Q&A at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Fayetteville Town Center.

Jennette McCurdy, actress and bestselling author, will deliver a moderated Q&A as part of the Distinguished Lectures Committee's series at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St. on the Fayetteville Square.

The event will be ticketed, so anyone planning to attend in-person must reserve a free ticket. Ticket reservations for students, faculty and staff that have a current uark.edu email address will be available starting at noon Tuesday, Nov. 29. At noon Wednesday, Nov. 30, any remaining tickets will be available for the public as well. The tickets will be available by clicking here: osa.uark.edu.

A livestream will be available of the live event, which starts at 7 p.m., and will be hosted on the UA Productions YouTube channel. There also will be a recording available for students, faculty and staff at the U of A at video.uark.edu for 30 days post lecture.

As a New York Times bestselling author, McCurdy has been showcasing her multitude of talents for over 20 years, with more than 100 credits under her belt between film and TV. Most recently, McCurdy has chronicled the unflinching details surrounding her life and rise to fame in her newly released memoir, I'm Glad My Mom Died. In the inspiring book of resilience and independence, McCurdy uses candor and dark humor as she dives into her struggles as a former child actor — including eating disorders, addiction and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother — and how she retook control of her life. 

In addition to her impressive acting resume, McCurdy is an accomplished creator. Her darkly comedic one-woman show I'm Glad My Mom Died, which she wrote, directed and stars in, had a sold-out run at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre. She has also been published in the Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal and hosts a popular podcast, Empty Inside, where she speaks with guests about uncomfortable topics in the hopes of making those conversations less taboo, all while learning and growing along the way.

McCurdy is currently developing a feature film, which she wrote and will direct, and has recently closed a deal to write her debut fiction novel. McCurdy has also been honored as part of the 2022 TIME100 Next list, a compilation of emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future and defining the next generation of leadership.

Any questions about the event should be directed towards Distinguished Lectures Committee Chair Maggie Martin at lectures@uark.edu or the Office of Student Activities (osa.uark.edu).

If you have any issues with ticketing, please contact tickets@uark.edu or leave a message at (479) 575-5387.

This event is sponsored by the Distinguished Lectures Committee through the Office of Student Activities and is supported by the Student Activities Fee. For questions or for accommodations due to disability, please contact the Office of Student Activities at osa@uark.edu or call 479-575-5255. The Distinguished Lectures Committee is a program in the Division of Student Affairs.


Distinguished Lectures Committee,
Office of Student Activities
479-575-5255, osa@uark.edu

Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications
Division of Student Affairs
479-575-6785, sflanagi@uark.edu


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