07 Apr
9:00 am 2023

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


Friday, April 7
IX. 9:00 – 9:50 Estep Auditorium
Rob Roensch: Oklahoma City University
The World and the Zoo

Tina Carlson: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Let's Say My Lover is a Volcano


X. 9:00 - 9:50 Regents Room
Joey Brown: Missouri Southern State U.

Paul Austin: Norman, Oklahoma
Looking, Listening, Feeling


XI. 10:00 – 10:50 Estep Auditorium
Karla K. Morton: Raton, New Mexico
Politics of the Minotaur

Marc DiPaolo: SWOSU
He Saved My Life, He Save My Bongo


XII. 10:00 – 10:50 Regents Room
Ron Wallace: Durant, Oklahoma
Winter Descending

Josh Grasso: East Central University
Psychics Always Cheat


XIII. 11:00 – 12:10 Estep Auditorium
Chris Murphy: Northeastern State University
The Soviet Bloc: Studies in Genre

Linda Neal Reising: Poseyville, Indiana
Stone Roses: Voices of Oklahoma Women Pioneers

Tom Murphy: Corpus Christi, Texas
Where Does Love Go & other poems


XIV. 11:00 – 12:10 Regents Room
Paul Juhasz: Seminole State College
The Inner Life of Comics

Sally Rhoades: Albany, New York

George Perreault: Reno, Nevada
Other People's Stories


*** Lunch ***


XV. 2:15 – 3:35 Estep Auditorium
Sharon Edge Martin: Oilton, Oklahoma
Turning Life Experiences into Fiction

Roy Beckemeyer: Wichita, Kansas
The Currency of His Light

Steven Pedersen: East Central University
Dog Days


XVI. 2:15 -3:35 Regents Room
Woodstok Farley: Tarleton State University
The Glass Factory Menagerie

Lyman Grant: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Symptom and Desire

Bill Hagen: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Others and Upsets


XVII. 7:00 – 8:30 pm Estep Auditorium 

Featuring: Allison Amend
Recognition of Undergraduate Writers 
(Reception for Authors, Guests & Students: Ross-Osborn Family Foundation Event Center)
See: www.ecuscissortail.blogspot.com for Bios of all Authors, and other details



Event Location
East Central University