Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 Scissortail: Schedule of Readings

Scissortail Creative Writing Festival
7th Annual: April 5 – 7, 2012
East Central University – Ada, Oklahoma

Thursday, April 5

I. 9:30 – 10: 45 Estep Auditorium

Jennifer Kidney, Norman, Oklahoma
Road Work Ahead
Rayshell Clapper, Seminole State College
Letter from an Oklahoma Prison
Timothy Bradford, Tulsa University
Nomads with Samsonite

II. 11:00 – 12: 15 Estep Auditorium

Larry Thomas, Alpine, Texas
The Red, Candle-lit Darkness
Dorothy Alexander, Oklahoma City
The Fractured Land: An Elegy
Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma

*** Lunch ***

III. 2:00 – 3: 15 North Lounge

Jim Spurr, Shawnee, Oklahoma
It’s Cool at 2 am.
Bayard Godsave, Cameron University
Scenes from a Robbery: Elgin, OK 1933
Shaun Perkins, Locust Grove, Oklahoma
Myths and Okies

IV. 2:00 – 3:15 Estep Auditorium

Ron Wallace, SEOSU
Horses and Hawks
Juan Manuel Perez, La Pryor, Texas
Life Around the Tortilla Curtain
Carol Hamilton, Midwest City, Oklahoma
Lexicography/Master of Theater

V. 3:30 – 4:20 Estep Auditorium

Andrew Geyer, University of South Carolina
Dixie Fish
Chuck Ladd, SEOSU
August Osage County to Broadway

VI. 3:30 – 4:20 North Lounge

Melissa Morphew, Sam Houston State University
This is the Syntax Called Bettie Page
J. Don Cook, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Shooting from the Hip

VII. 6:30 – Ataloa Theater
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

Featuring Natasha Trethewey

Fisher High School Contest Winners
Author Reception, Oak Hills Country Club

Friday, April 6

VIII. 9:00 – 9:50 Estep Auditorium

Rebecca Travis, Sulphur, Oklahoma
Picked Apart the Bones
Clarence Wofshohl, Fulton, Missouri
Season of Mangos

IX. 9:00 – 9:50 North Lounge

Abigail Keegan, Oklahoma City University
Dog Watch and Howl
Jim Wilson, Seminole State College
The Journeyman

X. 10:00 – 10:50 North Lounge

Constance Squires, Univ. of Central Oklahoma
The Return of Lena Jack
Charlotte Renk, Trinity Valley Community Coll.
Ubiquitous Voices

XI. 10:00 -10:50 Estep Auditorium

Alan Berecka, Del Mar College
Remembering the Body
Sandra Soli, Edmond, Oklahoma
Child’s Play

XII. 11:00 – 11:50 Estep Auditorium

Elizabeth Raby, Santa Fe, New Mexico
A Unity and other poems
Steven & Regina Schroeder and friends
A Flood of Absence

XIII. 11:00 – 11:50 North Lounge

John Morris, Cameron University
4 April and other poems
Joshua Grasso, East Central University
On-Hold Apocalypse

*** Lunch ***

XIV. 2:00 – 3:15 North Lounge

Joey Brown, Missouri Southern State U.
Dance Hall Summer, 1963
George McCormick, Cameron University
Salton Sea
Mike Melancon, Oklahoma State University
The Post-Industrial Cajun: Poems

XV. 2:00 -3:15 Estep Auditorium

Phil Estes, Oklahoma State University
Stephen Garrison, Univ. Central Oklahoma
The Voice of One Mumbling in the Wilderness
Hugh Tribbey, East Central University
Day Book

XVI. 3:30 – 4:45 Estep Auditorium

Jessica Isaacs, Seminole State College
The Sycamore Collection
Michael Howarth, Missouri Southern State U.
The Big Bang of Lunatic Slaves
Sarah Webb, Burnet,Texas
Encounters in the Wild

XVII. 3:30 – 4:45 North Lounge

Patricia Goodrich, Richlandtown, Pennsylvania
How the Moose Got To Be
Hardy Jones, Cameron University
Three Destiny Experiences
Karen Eileen Sisk, Oklahoma State University
The Recovery Project

XVIII. 6:30 Estep Auditorium

Featuring Norbert Krapf

7:45 Wrap Party and Page One Literary Art Gallery
Ada Arts & Heritage Center
400 S. Rennie (W. 14th and Rennie)
Ada, Oklahoma

Saturday, April 7

XIX. 9:00 – 10: 30 Estep Auditorium

Andrew Terhune, Oklahoma State University
No Tee Vee
Greg Rodgers, Warr Acres, Oklahoma
One Dark Night in Oklahoma
Carol Reposa, San Antonio, Texas
With Pen in Hand, 40 years of Poetry
Jason Poudrier, Rush Springs, Oklahoma
Red Fields

XX. 9:00 -10:30 North Lounge

Patrick Ocampo, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Poems and Flash Fiction
Ben Myers, Oklahoma Baptist University
Lapse Americana
James Brubaker, Oklahoma State University
Flavor Flav Travels through Time and Reads About Himself in Wikipedia
Haesong Kwon, Oklahoma State University
A Day’s Worth of Thistle

XXI. 10:45 – 12:00 Estep Auditorium

LeAnne Howe, Ada, Oklahoma
Writing the Crest of Revolution: A Choctaw in King Abdullah’s Court
Nathan Brown, Norman, Oklahoma
Karma Crisis
Rilla Askew, University of Central Oklahoma
Snake Killing


  1. I sat in for "The Red'. I thought it was very interesting. I liked how she read it and all the detail the poem implied. I thought it was very well written and seemed very deep and compelling. -Chelsea Hill

  2. Most of Dorothy’s poems are related and relate to land. Her poems could be used as awareness to the readers for what is going on to our world. People are destroying the land every day, and the shocking thing is that the land will never be the same. -Manuel Pena