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Special Events

  • Tracy K Smith Workshop

    Tracy K. Smith

    In partnership with the Oklahoma Arts Institute, we welcomed former U.S Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith to lead a special workshop for local students in 2018.

  • Tommy Orange

    Tommy Orange

    Renowned novelist joining us for a Special Event coming Spring 2021

  • Kevin Willmott

    Kevin Willmott

    Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director joined us for a student workshop on story development and an OKC Museum of Art screening of his film 'Destination: Planet Negro' in March 2020

Through some of our collaborations, we're able to help create special opportunities outside of our regular programs. Each year we host mid-and high-school students at for the Oklahoma Writing Project's "Write to Win" conference, and we are standing partners in OCU's Lemon Distinguished Speaker Series, which has in recent years brought such nationally renowned figures as author and justice reform advocate Piper Kerman and ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau.

Coming up this semester . . .

"One of My Favorite Books" online book talks series

And stay tuned for April 2021, when we'll partner with the OCU Office of Student Affairs to bring novelist Tommy Orange to campus!