Robin Becker will discuss her debut book, "Brains: A Zombie Memoir," as part of "AETN Presents: On the Same Page," on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Host Tommy Sanders sits down with Becker for an interview that mixes serious literary discussion with pop culture, zombies and witty banter.
"Brains: A Zombie Memoir," features a kinder, gentler zombie named Jack Barnes, a former college professor who has retained his consciousness and wants to co-exist peacefully with humans. Convinced he can make a difference in the lives of zombies, Barnes and a band of ragtag flesh-eaters set out to find the man responsible for unleashing the "zombie virus" on the planet.
Becker, a New Jersey native and world traveler, received her MFA from LSU in Baton Rouge in 2000 and currently teaches writing at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
"AETN Presents: On the Same Page with Robin Becker" will repeat on Halloween at 10:30 p.m.
"AETN Presents: On the Same Page" features a variety of regional and national authors, such as McSweeny's writer Wells Tower, best-selling author Francine Prose, former U.S. Poet Laureates Billy Collins and Ted Kooser, Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Jo McDougall, O Henry Award winner Kevin Brockmeier and young adult writer Trenton Lee Stewart.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit www.aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at www.aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).