Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2011 Scissortail: Updated Schedule of Readings

Rilla Askew (Photo by Ted Waddell)
Thursday, March 31
I. 9:30 - 10:45 Estep Auditorium
Shirley Hall – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
from Listen
George McCormick – Cameron University
The Mexican
Ken Hada – East Central University
Going Backwards

II. 11:00 - 12:15 Estep Auditorium
Alan Barecka – Del Mar College
from Remembering the Body
Rilla Askew – University of Central Oklahoma
Your Granddaddy is a Felon .. And a Christian
Jim Spurr – Shawnee, Oklahoma
The 1940's and Thereabouts

*** Lunch ***

III. 2:00 - 3:15 Estep Auditorium
Jason Poudrier – Lawton, Oklahoma
In the Rubble at Our Feet
J. Don Cook, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sublime, Absurd & Tragic
Ben Meyers – Oklahoma Baptist University
Elegy for Trains & other poems

IV. 3:30- 4:45 Estep Auditorium
Jane Vincent Taylor – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sonnets for Childhood
Jeanne Dunbar-Green – East Central University
Since It’s You and All
Arn Henderson
The Confessor & other poems

Susan Perabo
V. 3:30 - 4:45 North Lounge
Constance Squires – University of Central Oklahoma
from Red Queen Transcript
Jim Hunter – East Central University
Four White Stallions: Full Arrest
Hugh Tribbey – East Central University
Mime Box

*** Dinner ***

VI. 6:30 pm. Estep Auditorium
Featuring: Susan Perabo

*** Reception for Authors follows ***
@ Oak Hills Country Club

2011: Updated Author Biographies

Jonis Agee was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in Nebraska and Missouri, places where many of her stories and novels are set. She was educated at The University of Iowa (BA) and The State University of New York at Binghamton (MA, PhD). She is Adele Hall Professor of English at The University of Nebraska — Lincoln, where she teaches creative writing and twentieth – century fiction. She is the author of twelve books, including five novels — Sweet Eyes, Strange Angels, South of Resurrection, The Weight of Dreams, and her most recent, The River Wife — and five collections of short fiction — Pretend We've Never Met, Bend This Heart, A .38 Special and a Broken Heart, Taking the Wall, and Acts of Love on Indigo Road. She has also published two books of poetry: Houses and Mercury. Agee's awards include ForeWord Magazine's Editor's Choice Award for Taking the Wall and the Gold Medal in Fiction for Acts of Love on Indigo Road; a National Endowment for the Arts grant in fiction; a Loft-McKnight Award; a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction; and two Nebraska Book Awards (for The Weight of Dreams and Acts of Love on Indigo Road. Three of her books — Strange Angels, Bend This Heart, and Sweet Eyes — were named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times. Additionally, she has stories and essays in The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Natural Bridge, and elsewhere. Finally, Jonis owns some twenty pairs of cowboy boots, some of them works of art, loves the open road, and believes that ecstasy and hard work are the basic ingredients of life and writing.

The After-Wrap: Vagrant Plays Vintage 22