Friday, January 24, 2020

2020: Schedule of Readings

15th AnnualScissortail Creative Writing Festival
April 2-4, 2020
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma

Thursday, April 2

I. 9:30 – 10: 45 Estep Auditorium 

Rebecca Hatcher Travis: Sulphur, Oklahoma
Through My Eyes
Chris Murphy: Northeastern State University
and the creek: flash fiction
Ann Howells: Carrollton, Texas
So Longs As We Speak Their Names
Cullen Whisenhunt: SEOSU
Bent Branches

II. 11:00 – 12: 15 Estep Auditorium

Jeff Alfier: Torrance, California
Gone This Long & other poems
Julie Chappell: Cleveland, Oklahoma
Helicopters, Butterflies, & Other Apparitions
Mark Johnson: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Postcards for the Dead
Loretta Diane Walker: Odessa, Texas
How I Learned to Swallow Light

*** Lunch Break ***

III. 2:00 – 3:00 North Lounge

Paul Bowers: Northern Oklahoma College
Bill McCloud: Rogers State University
The War is Over (the war will never end)
Amy (Huichun) Liang: University of Missouri
Autumn, Presencing

IV. 2:00 – 3:00 Estep Auditorium

William Peter Grasso: Tulsa, Oklahoma
War Has No Gender
Melina Maloukis: Lawton, Oklahoma
Blue Heron by Midnight
John Morris: Cameron University
Anticipation of an Early Morning April Saunter

V. 3:15 – 4:30 Estep Auditorium

Robert Roensch: Oklahoma City University
The World and the Zoo
Alan Berecka: Del Mar College
The Great Escape & other poems
Amanda Bales: University of Illinois
Oklahoma Women Diaspora: Poems and Microfictions
Michelle Hartman: Ft. Worth, Texas
For What It’s Worth

VI. 7:00 – 8:30 Estep Auditorium

featuring: Barbara Crooker

Friday, April 3

VII. 9:00 – 9:50 Estep Auditorium

Alan Gann: Dallas, Texas
The Storm King Collection
Kay Emmert: University of Illinois
This Secret Searching: The Land as a Link Between Us
Ron Wallace: Durant, Oklahoma

VIII. 10:00 – 10:50 Estep Auditorium

Gary Reddin: Duncan, Oklahoma
An Abridged History of American Violence
Lyman Grant: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Found Poems and Weather Reports
Ann Weisman: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Speaking Up

IX. 10:00 – 10:50 North Lounge

Roxie Faulkner Kirk: Morris, Oklahoma
Okie Boys
Bill Endres: University of Oklahoma
Graveyard of Lost Ideas
Leah Chaffins: Cameron University
Mountain Kings & other poems

X. 11:00 – 11:50 Estep Auditorium

Michael Dooley: Tarleton State University
An Old, Brown Fedora
Rilla Askew: University of Oklahoma
Brady Peterson: Belton, Texas
Poems that Change the World

XI. 11: - 11:50 North Lounge

Charlotte Renk: Athens, Texas
Fires She Couldn't Put Out
Ken Wheatcroft-Pardue: Fort Worth, Texas
What I Did Not Tell You
Keely Record: Tulsa, Oklahoma
From the Ground Up

*** Lunch Break ***

XII. 2:00 – 3:15 North Lounge

Joey Brown: Missouri Southern State University
Content Subject to Change
George Perreault: Reno, Nevada
Four Funerals and a Wedding
Emily Blackshear: Oklahoma State University
When You Have Nothing
Walter Bargen: Ashland, Missouri
Until Next Time

XIII. 2:00 -3:15 Estep Auditorium

Randy Prus: Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ.
Word, Trees 21
Sandra Soli: Edmond, Oklahoma
Glimpses of History: A Few Digressions
Clarence Wolfshohl: Toledo, Missouri
Armadillos, Groundhogs & Other Neighbors
Ashley Brown: Wimberley, Texas
Letters to the Daughter I'll Never Have

XIV. 3:30 – 4:45 Estep Auditorium

Dorothy Alexander: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reflections on the Cosmos, Nature, History,
Humanity and Other Stuff
Denise Tolan: San Antonio, Texas
Readings in a Flash
Robert Dean: Augusta, Kansas
The Aerialist will not be Performing
Nathan Brown: Wimberley, Texas
Just Another Honeymoon in France

XV. 7:00 Estep Auditorium 

featuring: Lou Berney

Recognition of Undergraduate Writers

(Open Mic to follow in North Lounge)

Saturday, April 4

XVI. 9:00– 10:15 Estep Auditorium

Sally Rhoades: Albany, New York
Rodeo Girl
Don Stinson: Northern Oklahoma College
Poems from Hunger
Paul Juhasz: Oklahoma City, OK
Beard and Other Poems
Heather Levy: Oklahoma City, OK
You Should Smile More: The Blood Coven of Arkana

XVII. 10:30 -11:45 Estep Auditorium

Larry D. Thomas: Las Cruces, New Mexico
In a Field of Cotton: Mississippi River Delta Poems
Maureen DuRant: Lawton, Oklahoma
I Knew Better, but Nevertheless
Jason Poudrier: University of Oklahoma
Jessica Isaacs: Seminole State College
Spell, Ritual, and Other New Works

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

Grand Finale:
featuring: Octavio Quintanilla

Awarding the Dr. Darryl Fisher
State High School Contest Winners

Click here for Bios of all Authors

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