Friday, January 19, 2018

2018: Schedule of Readings

13th Annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival
April 5-7, 2018
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma

Thursday, April 5

I. 9:30 – 10: 45 Estep Auditorium 

Jason Poudrier - Cameron University
Pvt Pau & We All Had Our Wives
Terri Cummings – Nichols Hills, Oklahoma
Alan Gann – Dallas, Texas
Field Notes: Love, Politics & Movie Musicals

II. 11:00 – 12: 15 Estep Auditorium

Don Stinson – Northern Oklahoma College
from Flatline Horizon
Gay Pasley – Edmond, Oklahoma
Fact Finding
John Yozzo – Tulsa, Oklahoma
for havin' gotten rid of me: love-lyrics Flip-side B: all the goodbyes

*** Lunch ***

III. 2:00 – 3:20 North Lounge

Hank Jones – Tarleton State University
A Rash of Poetry
Dorothy Alexander – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Nevertheless: The Art of Persistence
Christopher Soden – Dallas, Texas
Little Bird
Bill McCloud – Pryor, Oklahoma
Recovering the Rhythm of War

IV. 2:00 – 3:20 Estep Auditorium

Margaret Dornaus – Ozark, Arkansas
For My Ancestors
Aaron Glover – Dallas, Texas
They Say the Plains are Lonely
Laurence Musgrove – Angelo State University
One Kind of Recording
Daniel Miller – Amarillo, Texas
To Shoot a Rattlesnake

V. 3:30 – 4:45 Estep Auditorium

Ann Howells – Carrollton, Texas
Softly Beating Wings
Gary Worth Moody – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Lolita, The Bird and the Black-Tongued Dog
Rebecca Hatcher Travis – Sulphur,
Oklahoma from Constant Fires
Roy Beckemeyer – Wichita, Kansas
Amanuensis Angel

VI. 7:00 – 8:15 Estep Auditorium
Carol Coffee Reposa – San Antonio, Texas
In Oklahoma & other poems
Andrew Geyer – Univ. of South Carolina-Aiken
Tangled Up in Blue
Robin Carstensen –Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
Poetry: Histories and Wars
Alan Berecka – Del Mar College
Finally, The Hamlet of Stittville

(Authors’ Reception TBA)

Friday, April 6

VII. 9:00 – 9:50 Estep Auditorium

William Peter Grasso –Tulsa, Oklahoma
from Our Ally, Our Enemy
Maureen DuRant – Cameron University
Skirmishes on the Okie-Irish Border
Brady Peterson – Belton, Texas
García Lorca Is Somewhere in Produce.

VIII. 10:00 – 10:50 Estep Auditorium

Eddie Malone – University of Oklahoma
The Healing Project
Rilla Askew – University of Oklahoma
They Live Meanly Here

IX. 10:00 – 10:50 North Lounge

Larry D. Thomas – Las Cruces, New Mexico
The Innkeeper
Roxie Faulkner Kirk - Morris, Oklahoma
from Save Yourself
X. 11:00 – 11:50 North Lounge

Michael Dooley – Tarleton State University
Drowning the Monsters
Joey Brown - Missouri Southern State Univ.
Content Subject to Change
Chris Murphy – Northeastern State University
Roscoe & flash fiction

XI. 11:00 – 11:50 Estep Auditorium

Paul Juhasz – Allentown, Pennsylvania
Steven Schroeder - Chicago, Illinois
In the Path of Totality
Richard Dixon – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Leaving Home

*** Lunch ***

XII. 2:00 – 3:20 North Lounge

Sally Rhoades – Albany, New York
Don’t Put Plastic Flowers on My Grave
Thomas Murphy- Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
The Barron Park Diwan
Yvonne Carpenter – Clinton, Oklahoma
Poems from the Prairie
Preston Marshall – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
from Regicide

XIII. 2:00 -3:20 Estep Auditorium

John Morris – Cameron University
Selflessly Through the End of the Steps
Sarah Webb – Burnet, Texas
Red Riding Hood’s Sister
Clarence Wolfshohl – Fulton, Missouri
from Queries and Wonderments
Robert Dean Jr. – Augusta, Kansas
At the Lake with Heisenberg

XIV. 3:30 – 4:45 Estep Auditorium

Sly Alley – Tecumseh, Oklahoma
That Good Medicine & other poems
Cindy Huyser – Austin, Texas
Siren Hours
Chris Ellery – Angelo State University
America Is Having an Existential Crisis
Ron Wallace – Southeastern Ok State U.
from Renegade

XV. 7:00 Estep Auditorium

Featuring George Bilgere
Saturday, April 7

XVI. 9:00– 10:15 Estep Auditorium

Nathan Brown – Wimberley, Texas
An Honest Day’s Confession
Michael Howarth – Missouri Southern State U.
A Scoundrel Looks at Forty
Maryann Hurtt – Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
How My Heart Learned to Bleed Orange
Paul Austin – Norman, Oklahoma
Notes for Hard Times

XVII. 10:30 -11:45 Estep Auditorium

Abigail Keegan – Oklahoma City University
I Could Turn and Live with Animals
Simon Han – Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Impossible Task of Remembering the Nanking Massacre
Julie Chappell – Tarleton State University
Cairns, Cigars, and the Blues
Paul Bowers – Northern Oklahoma College
Quiet and Loud

XVIII. 12:00 – 1:00 pm Estep Auditorium

Grand Finale: Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
* Awarding the Dr. Darryl Fisher State High School Contest Winners


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