Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas, will read from his new book Writer in Residence: Memoir of a Literary Translator at the Faulkner County Library Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

There will be a question and answer session after the reading, as well as a booksigning. Writer in Residence will be on sale along with Spitzer’s new Genet Translations: Poetry and Posthumous Plays.

The event is free and open to the public.

In the book, Spitzer tells the story of the day-to-day life of an expatriate writer in France translating books at the legendary bookstore Shakespeare & Company.

Midwest Book Review describes Writer in Residence as "the quirky memoir of Mark Spitzer as he tells a story of the famous bookstore Shakespeare & Co., and the writer that came through there and the unusual experiences of life that occur along the way. Offbeat, humorous and endlessly entertaining, Spitzer has a way with words that makes Writer in Residence so hilarious and highly entertaining."

Spitzer teaches creative writing in the Department of Writing at UCA and is the editor of the Exquisite Corpse Annual.

For more information, contact Jeanetta Darley at 501-327-7482 or