CONWAY, Ark. (January 27, 2014) – Award-winning filmmaker
and best-selling author Miranda July will present “LOST CHILD!” on Tuesday, Feb.
11, at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium.
The event, sponsored by the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation for
Literature and Language, is free and open to the public and will be followed by
a reception and book signing in Mills Lobby. For more information, contact
Henryetta Vanaman at 501-450-4597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July wrote, directed, and starred in her first
feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We
Know (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance
Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including
the Camera d’Or. Her most recent film is The
Future (2011), which she wrote and directed and stars in. Her
videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at
sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two
has appeared in The Paris
and The New Yorker;
her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You
(Scribner, 2007), won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and
has been published in twenty countries. Her latest book is It Chooses You
(McSweeney’s, 2011). She is currently working on a novel entitled The First Bad Man, to be
published by Scribner in early 2015.
In 2000 July
created the seminal participatory website, Learning
to Love You More, with artist Harrell Fletcher, and a companion
book was published in 2007 (Prestel); the work is now in the collection of The
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She designed Eleven Heavy Things, an interactive sculpture
garden, for the 2009 Venice Biennale; it was also presented in Union Square in
New York (2010) and by MOCA in Los Angeles (2011). Her email-based artwork, We Think Alone (commissioned
by Magasin 3, Stockholm), launched in July 2013 with nearly 100,000 subscribers
and continues through November 2013.
1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences
education. For the sixth 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 latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's
list of America's Top Colleges, and
the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United
Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.
Portrait of Miranda July by Todd Cole.