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  • Academy Award-Winning Actress and Author Sissy Spacek is Keynote Speaker for Tapestry: A Day for You
For Immediate Release
December 11, 2012

Academy Award-Winning Actress and Author Sissy Spacek is Keynote Speaker for Tapestry: A Day for You

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  • Sissy Spacek is keynote speaker at 2013 Tapestry: A Day for You
  • Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
  • Registration begins Feb. 22, 2013
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, Emmy nominee, actress, wife, mother, and author all describe Sissy Spacek, the 2013 Tapestry: A Day for You keynote speaker. Tapestry takes place Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

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. To top all that off, she has also written a memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life, which was released in May of this year.

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. In doing all that, Spacek wrote that she never lost sight of what matters most to her—home and family.

Registration for Tapestry: A Day for You begins Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. 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, as well as shopping in the many booths lining the perimeter of the Coliseum Expo Center.   

For more information, go to the Tapestry website. Media may contact Kathleen Jackson, Tapestry project manager, at 260-481-6854, 260-409-2755, or jacksonk@ipfw.edu.

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