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Big Rock Reading Series features Central Arkansas editors

Pulaski Technical College continues its spring Big Rock Reading Series on March 18 with a panel discussion on "Writing for a Living in Central Arkansas."

The event begins at 6 p.m. in the RJ Wills Lecture Hall in the Campus Center, located on the college's main campus in North Little Rock at 3000 West Scenic Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include Bobby Ampezzan, editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's High Profile section; Annie Bergman, senior editor at Heifer International; and Eliza Born?associate editor at the Oxford American. The three editors will discuss their careers in writing and editing outside of academia, talk about their educational and career paths, and describe the various jobs they do on a day-to-day basis. The focus of the presentation will be practical information for anyone interested in the field of writing and editing. A question-and-answer will follow.

The Big Rock Reading Series concludes April 25 with readings, question-and-answer, and book signings with poet Charlotte Pence and short story writer Adam Prince at 11 a.m. The event is in conjunction with the Arkansas Literary Festival.

For more information about the events, contact Sandy Longhorn at (501) 812-2302 or via e-mail at slonghorn@pulaskitech.edu.

About the Big Rock Reading Series
Pulaski Tech's Big Rock Reading Series takes its name from the college's geographic location. In 1721-1722 French explorer Jean-Baptiste Benard de La Harpe claimed the north bank of the Arkansas River for France and dubbed a large rock formation "Le Rocher Francais," or the French Rock. The formation later became known as the Big Rock, now a less famous companion to the Little Rock on the south side of the river, according to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Today, Pulaski Tech occupies a portion of the Big Rock

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