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Sissy Spacek named Tapestry speaker

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 1:19 pm

IPFW announced Academy Award-winning actress and author Sissy Spacek is keynote speaker for Tapestry: A Day for You, which takes place April 26 at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

Spacek first came to international attention as the lead character in Brian De Palma’s film adaptation of the Stephen King novel "Carrie." A few years later, she won an Academy Award for her portrayal as country superstar Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner’s Daughter." Since then she has appeared in numerous films for both the big and small screens, most recently in the Oscar nominated film adaptation of the New York Times bestseller "The Help."

Spacek also has written a memoir, "My Extraordinary Ordinary Life," which was released in May. The book looks at her life, from growing up in a small town in Texas to moving to New York City at 17, and going on to build an impressive film career spanning four decades.

Registration for Tapestry: A Day for You begins Feb. 22. Tickets are $65 per person for open seating or $700 for a reserved table of ten. Tickets include breakfast, two breakout sessions, the noon luncheon, presentation of the Parkview/Tapestry Scholarships and Spacek’s keynote address. Vendors' booths will offer shopping.

For more information, go to ipfw.edu/tapestry. Media may contact Kathleen Jackson, Tapestry project manager, at 481-6854, 409-2755, or jacksonk@ipfw.edu.