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  • Due to inclement weather, Main Campus classes, both in-person and remote, are cancelled for Wednesday, October 28th. Law school opens and classes begin at 10 a.m. For main campus staff, Wednesday, October 28th, is a remote work day as they are able to do so.

The Smokewood Institute for Young Writers

Welcome to the Smokewood Institute for Young Writers. We provide programming for high school students, including intensive writing workshops, craft sessions, creative readings, and publication of student work. Some of these events are residential; others are in conjunction with existing events on OKCU's campus.

Our programming is provided by college professors who teach creative writing. We also coordinate with the Red Earth MFA program, the Center for Interpersonal Studies in Film and Literature, and campus or community arts events.

For more info, contact Dr. Karen Schiler at


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