The Distinguished Lectures Committee will host Jennette McCurdy on December 5 in downtown Fayetteville

Submitted by the Distinguished Lectures Committee

Best-selling actress and author Jennette McCurdy will deliver a moderated Q&A at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 in downtown Fayetteville.

Jennette McCurdy, actress and best-selling author, will deliver a lively question-and-answer session as part of the Distinguished Lectures Committee Series at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 5 at Downtown Fayetteville, 15 W. Mountain St. on the Fayetteville Square.

The event will be ticketed, so anyone planning to attend in person should book a free ticket. Ticket reservations for students, faculty, and staff who have a current email address will be available beginning at noon on Tuesday, November 29. At noon on Wednesday, November 30, all remaining tickets will also be available to the public. Tickets will be available by clicking here:

A livestream will be available of the live event, which begins at 7 p.m., and will be hosted on the UA Productions YouTube Channel. There will also be a recording available for U of A students, faculty and staff at for 30 days after the course.

Like a New York Times A bestselling author, McCurdy has been showcasing her multitude of talents for over 20 years, with more than 100 credits to her name between film and television. Most recently, McCurdy chronicled the unflinching details surrounding his life and rise to fame in his newly released memoir, I’m glad my mother died. In the inspiring book about resilience and independence, McCurdy uses candor and dark humor as she delves into her struggles as a former child actress – including eating disorders, addiction and a complicated relationship with his overbearing mother – and how she regained control of his life.

In addition to her impressive acting resume, McCurdy is an accomplished creative. His dark and comical one-woman show I’m glad my mother died, which she wrote, directed and starred in, sold out the Lyric Hyperion Theatre. It was also published in the Huffington Post and the the wall street journal and hosts a popular podcast, Empty Inside, where she speaks with guests about uncomfortable topics in hopes of making those conversations less taboo, while learning and growing along the way.

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

Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Distinguished Lectures Committee Chair Maggie Martin at [email protected] or the Student Activities Office (

If you are having trouble with ticketing, please contact [email protected] 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 accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Office of Student Activities at [email protected] or call 479-575-5255. The Distinguished Lectures Committee is a program of the Division of Student Affairs.

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