Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2019: Schedule of Readings

14th AnnualScissortail Creative Writing Festival
April 4-6, 2019
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma

Thursday, April 4

I. 9:30 – 10: 45 Estep Auditorium 

Ben Myers – Oklahoma Baptist University
Black Sunday: The Dust Bowl Sonnets
Joey Brown – Missouri Southern State Univ.
Content Subject to Change: Take 2
Gary Worth Moody – Santa Fe, New Mexico
See That My Grave is Kept: Norteño Desert, Rio Grande Blues

II. 11:00 – 12: 15 Estep Auditorium

Larry D. Thomas – Las Cruces, New Mexico
Julie Chappell, on Lake Keystone (Oklahoma)
Scorpion dreams among us
Chris Ellery – Angelo State University
Elegy for Father Frans
Walter Bargen – Ashland, Missouri
My Other Mother’s Red Mercedes

*** Lunch ***

III. 2:00 – 3: 15 North Lounge

Dan Wilcox -Albany, New York
Baseball Poems
Sarah Webb – Burnet, Texas
Following the Thread
Bill Endres – University of Oklahoma
In a Fit of Self-Loathing & Other Poems
Lyman Grant – Harrisonburg, Virginia

IV. 2:00 – 3:15 Estep Auditorium

Paul Juhasz – Allentown, Pennsylvania
If Two Crazy People Can Dance, Who Eats the Dog?
Sally Rhoades – Albany, New York
Yellow Roses and Green Pears
Mark Johnson – Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Muse Leaves Oklahoma Behind
Colin Pope – Stillwater, Oklahoma
Why I Didn’t Go To Your Funeral

V. 3:30 – 4:45 Estep Auditorium

Paul Austin – Norman, Oklahoma
Notes on Hard Times
Michelle Hartman – Ft. Worth, Texas
Wanton Disarray
Cullen Whisenhunt & Randy Prus –Murray State College & SEOSU
Poem Tag
Chris Soden – Dallas, Texas

VI. 3:30 – 4:45 North Lounge

John Yozzo – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Poems My Father Taught Me: Lyrics from the Guthrie Readings
Sharon Edge Martin – Oilton, Oklahoma
Art and Politics
Bill McCloud – Rogers State University
Poetry on Deadline
John Andrews – Stillwater, Oklahoma
Colin is Changing His Name: Growing Up and Coming Out in the Rural South in Poems

VII. 7:00 – 8:30 Ataloa Theatre
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center
featuring: Tracy K. Smith

(Authors’ Reception – Vintage 22)
 (800 E. Main St.)

Friday, April 5 

VIII. 9:00 – 9:50 Estep Auditorium

Michael Dooley – Tarleton State University
Picasso Hangin at the Water Stop Saloon
Dorothy Alexander – Santa Fe, New Mexico
World Enough, and Time
Chris Murphy – Northeastern State University
Flash Fiction

IX. 10:00 – 10:50 Estep Auditorium

Jason Poudrier - Cameron University
Daughter, Daughter
Heather Levy – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Twenty-Year Lie
Alan Gann – Dallas, Texas
On Birds and Attention

X. 10:00 – 10:50 North Lounge

Paul Bowers – Northern Oklahoma College
from Occasional Hymns
Rachel Yubeta – University of Dallas
The Naming Like Sisyphus and His Stone
John Morris – Cameron University
On Breathing Deeply and other poems

XI. 11:00 – 11:50 North Lounge

Don Stinson – Northern Oklahoma College
Flatline Horizon
Terri Cummings – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
When Distant Hours Call
Richard Dixon – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Leaving Home Again

XII. 11:00 – 11:50 Estep Auditorium 

William Peter Grasso –Tulsa, Oklahoma
A Not So Cold War
Jennifer Kidney – University of Oklahoma
Someone Should Be Named Carlos
Robert L. Dean Jr. – Augusta, Kansas
You Are Here

*** Lunch ***

XIII. 2:00 – 3:15 North Lounge

Tom Murphy- Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Pearl and other poems
Molly Sizer – Cameron University
Honor Thy Mother and Thy Father
Roy Beckemeyer – Wichita, Kansas
Stage Whispers
Wayne Gay – University of Texas –Arlington
Hustler Remembers Stanley

XIV. 2:00 -3:15 Estep Auditorium

Terry Dalrymple – Angelo State University
Good Fences
Vivian Nida – Oklahoma City, OK
From Circus Town, USA
Brett Bourbon – University of Dallas
The Sower’s Daylight Descends
Clarence Wolfshohl – Toledo, Missouri
But What Have You Done Lately?

XV. 3:30 – 4:45 Estep Auditorium

Ron Wallace – SEOSU
from The Last Blue Sky
Carol Coffee Reposa – San Antonio, Texas
Bearing Witness: Moments that Matter
Brady Peterson - Belton, Texas
This Is What We Do
Simon Han –Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Sleepwalkers

XVI. 7:00 Estep Auditorium 

Rilla Askew – University of Oklahoma
Dear Tulsa
Alan Berecka and Susan Sturman:     
Del Mar CollegeFall of the Leaf

Recognition of Undergraduate Writers

(Reception for Authors, Guests & Students:
The Grandview - 201 E. Main St.)

Saturday, April 6

XVII. 9:00– 10:15 Estep Auditorium

Ann Howells – Carrolton, Texas
Islands and Islanders
C. D. Albin – Missouri State U. – West Plains
Four Fine Horses
Julia McConnell – Oklahoma City, OK
Death, Dogs and Women
Rob Roensch - Oklahoma City University
Boxes, Oklahoma City

XVIII. 10:30 -11:45 Estep Auditorium

Hank Jones – Tarleton State University
In the Buddha’s Belly
Emily Hull – Oklahoma State University
What Keeps Me Up at Night
Andrew Geyer – Univ. of South Carolina-Aiken
Dog, Tombstone, Chastity Belt
Ann Weisman – Tulsa, Oklahoma
We Are All Related

XIX. 12:00 – 1:00 pm Estep Auditorium

Grand Finale, Featuring:

Brandon Hobson – Northern Oklahoma College
Where the Dead Sit Talking

Awarding the Dr. Darryl Fisher
State High School Contest Winners

Click here for Bios of all Authors

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