Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival

19th Annual Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival

Thursday, November 6, 2014




Registration (pdf)                        Sessions (pdf)   

The East Central University Department of English and Languages and the Center of Continuing Education and Community Services will host its 19th Annual Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center as part of the Scissortail Arts Series.  The keynote presentation of the day will be a one-hour excerpt

My Name is Rachel Corrie


Performed by ECU Theatre

First performed at the Royal Court Theater in London in 2005, this play, edited by Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner, is constructed from the emails and diary entries of Rachel Corrie, a young American college student whose passion and activism led her to Gaza to stand up for families whose voices were lost in war.  On March 16, 2003, as she stood in peaceful protest in front of a Palestinian home to prevent its demolition, an Israeli Army bulldozer crushed her to death.  This play captures the life and passion of a young woman, who despite her tragic end, can still teach us all about the messiness of life and love and the importance of standing up for one’s beliefs and for one another.

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 and Sessions above for festival details.

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