Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival

18th Annual Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival

Thursday, November 14, 2013



creative ~ enduring ~ diverse

Registration (pdf)      Sessions (pdf)     Writing Contest (pdf)

The East Central University Department of English and Languages and the Center of Continuing Education and Community Services will host its 18th Annual Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center as part of the Scissortail Arts Series.

The keynote presentation of the day will be:

Image:  Doug Watson playing Will Rogers

Conversations with Will Rogers
Performed by Dr. Doug Watson
Performance scholar-artist

Image:  Doug Watson playing Will Rogers spinning a rope

Dr. Doug Watson is professor emeritus of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he has taught American literature and Western civilization for more than twenty-five years. Since 1991, he has also been involved with historical characterization—first with the Great Plains Chautauqua and National Chautauqua Tour, and more recently with state humanities council programs across the U.S. His “Conversations with Will Rogers” program has been praised by scholars and theatre fans alike.

"Your gifted performance of our American genius...was a joy."
                   --James Whitmore

"Live your life so that when you lose, you're ahead."
                         --Will Rogers

The Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival offers for high school students and teachers a series of workshops provided by members of the ECU English faculty and guest artists (from 9:00-11:50 a.m.) as well as the general session (from 12:00-1:00 p.m.). Space is limited during these sessions so early registration is encouraged. Check out the links for Registration, Sessions, and Writing Contest above for festival details.

For more information, please call Ms. Charlee Lanis at 580-559-5457 or Dr. Teresa Rothrock at 580-559-5439.