06 Apr
9:30 am 2023

18th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival
April 6 - 8, 2023
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma


Thursday, April 6
I. 9:30 – 10: 45 Estep Auditorium 
Ben Myers: Oklahoma Baptist University
The Family Book of Martyrs

Denise Tolan: San Antonio, Texas
Italian Blood & This is What Love Looks Like

Gary Worth Moody: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cartography of Random Graves Antlered with Unfamiliar Desert Bird


II. 11:00 – 12: 10 Estep Auditorium
Andrew Geyer: U. South Carolina - Aiken

Molly Sizer: Lawton, Oklahoma
Loving Our Neighbors

Cullen Whisenhunt: Eastern OK State College
Childish Thing & other poems


III. 11:00 - 12:10 Regents Room
David Meischen: Albuquerque, New Mexico
An Alphabet for Mockingbirds

Julie Chappell: Cleveland, Oklahoma
Watermarks – Only Visible in the Light

Corbett Buchly: Richardson, Texas
Like All Strong Things Leave Us


*** Lunch ***


IV. 2:15 – 3: 35 Estep Auditorium
Maryann Hurtt: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Bedlam and Blossoms

Alan Birkelbach: Raton, New Mexico
Transformation:Absence, Silence, and Distance

Richard Dixon: Oklahoma City, OK
West on the 40


V. 2:15 – 3:35 Regents Room
Ann Howells: Carrollton, Texas
My Most Unforgettable Character

Patrick Kindig: Tarleton State University
The Stephenville Poems

John Morris: Cameron University
The Laws of Physics & other poems


VI. 3:55 – 5:10 Estep Auditorium
Sarah Webb: Burnet, Texas

Neal Ostman: Colleyville, Texas
Earthman – Churned Earth

Alan Gann: Dallas, Texas
In Dorothy's Shadow


VII. 3:55 – 5:10 Regents Room
Bill McCloud: Rogers State University
Hypnotic Poetry

Keely Record: Tulsa, Oklahoma
What I've Seen

Mark Walling: East Central University
Mother Merry Turns Contrary


VIII. 7:00 – 8:30 Estep Auditorium

Featuring: Major Jackson
(Authors’ Reception – Polo’s Restaurant)
See: www.ecuscissortail.blogspot.com for Bios of all Authors, and other details


Event Location
East Central University