Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival

21st Annual Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

Registration is now CLOSED.
We have reached our maximum number of participants due to the incredible support from the community.
Thank you for your interest!


Registration (pdf)                        Sessions (pdf)   

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The East Central University Department of English and Languages along with ECU Screens will host the 21st Annual Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in the Estep Multimedia Center at the Bill S. Cole University Center.

The feature presentation will be NT Live's War Horse.

National Theatre Live poster for War Horse. Horse puppet with actor and two puppeteers.

The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production of War Horse, seen by over 4 million people worldwide since its premiere at the National Theatre in 2007, will be screened at the Estep Multimedia Center as part of the Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man’s Land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.  A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.

The Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival offers high school students and teachers a chance to learn about literacy by engaging in break out sessions after watching War Horse. The sessions will be by members of the ECU English faculty and students. A pizza lunch will be provided. Space is limited during these sessions so early registration is encouraged. Registration by Oct. 30 is $15 per student; cost is $20 per student after Oct. 30. See the links for Registration and Sessions above for festival details.

For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Dorsey at 580-559-5439.