Laurie Catherine Pierce

Underwriting Coordinator

Laurie Catherine Pierce is the Underwriting Coordinator for UA Little Rock Public Radio. The Underwriting Coordinator works with corporations, nonprofits and government agencies who want to connect with public radio listeners by sponsoring programming on KUAR 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5. Laurie Catherine is also part of the development team at UA Little Rock Public Radio and assists with on-air fund drives, events, grant writing, volunteers and interns. 

A native of Houston, Texas, Laurie Catherine earned her Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and spent 13 years in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newsroom. She is the parent of two adventurous sons, both graduates of Central High. James Richard resides in Abilene, Texas, and Robert resides in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Laurie Catherine is a Pulaski County Master Gardener, a member of Christ Episcopal Church and serves on the board of the Broadmoor Property Owners Association. 

The Central Arkansas Library System presents the 11th annual Arkansas Literary Festival April 24th through 27th at the Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and at multiple downtown venues in Little Rock.

The festival hosts more than 80 authors of note including best-selling novelist Catherine Coulter, along with journalists, artists and politicians such as songwriter Rhett Miller and Congressman John Lewis.

Performance Today’s “Piano Puzzler,” Bruce Adolphe, will be the guest of honor at Bravo!, a fundraising dinner benefiting the UCA Music Department, on March 21 in Conway.

Adolphe, a composer, performer and author, will perform his puzzlers on the stage of Reynolds Performance Hall, and dinner guests will also enjoy selections from Adolphe’s recent new work for string quartet, Mary Cassatt: Scenes From Her Life.

10th Annual Arkansas Literary Festival

KUAR FM89 and KLRE Classical 90.5 invite you to join the stations of UALR Public Radio for the 10th annual Arkansas Literary Festival, Arkansas's premier gathering of readers and writers. The festival features more than 80 authors from Arkansas and around the world.

The Arkansas Literary Festival has expanded to more than 80 authors in locations on both sides of the river from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21.

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