Thursday, March 9, 2023

2023: Schedule of Readings

18th Annual: Scissortail Creative Writing Festival
April 6 - 8, 2023
East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma 

Thursday, April 6

I. 9:30 – 10: 45 Estep Auditorium 

Ben Myers: Oklahoma Baptist University
The Family Book of Martyrs
Denise Tolan: San Antonio, Texas
Italian Blood & This is What Love Looks Like
Gary Worth Moody: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cartography of Random Graves Antlered with Unfamiliar Desert Bird 

II. 11:00 – 12: 10 Estep Auditorium

Andrew Geyer: U. South Carolina - Aiken
Molly Sizer: Lawton, Oklahoma
Loving Our Neighbors
Cullen Whisenhunt: Eastern OK State College
Childish Thing & other poems 

III. 11:00 - 12:10 Regents Room

David Meischen: Albuquerque, New Mexico
An Alphabet for Mockingbirds
Julie Chappell: Cleveland, Oklahoma
Watermarks – Only Visible in the Light
Corbett Buchly: Richardson, Texas
Like All Strong Things Leave Us 

*** Lunch ***

IV. 2:15 – 3: 35 Estep Auditorium

Maryann Hurtt: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Bedlam and Blossoms
Alan Birkelbach: Raton, New Mexico
Transformation:Absence, Silence, and Distance
Richard Dixon: Oklahoma City, OK
West on the 40 

V. 2:15 – 3:35 Regents Room

Ann Howells: Carrollton, Texas
My Most Unforgettable Character
Patrick Kindig: Tarleton State University
The Stephenville Poems
John Morris: Cameron University
The Laws of Physics & other poems 

VI. 3:55 – 5:10 Estep Auditorium

Sarah Webb: Burnet, Texas
Neal Ostman: Colleyville, Texas
Earthman – Churned Earth
Alan Gann: Dallas, Texas
In Dorothy's Shadow 

VII. 3:55 – 5:10 Regents Room

Bill McCloud: Rogers State University
Hypnotic Poetry
Keely Record: Tulsa, Oklahoma
What I've Seen
Mark Walling: East Central University
Mother Merry Turns Contrary 

VIII. 7:00 – 8:30 Estep Auditorium

Featuring: Major Jackson
(Authors’ Reception – Polo’s Restaurant)

Friday, April 7

IX. 9:00 – 9:50 Estep Auditorium
Rob Roensch: Oklahoma City University
The World and the Zoo
Tina Carlson: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Let's Say My Lover is a Volcano 

X. 9:00 - 9:50 Regents Room

Joey Brown: Missouri Southern State U.
Paul Austin: Norman, Oklahoma
Looking, Listening, Feeling 

XI. 10:00 – 10:50 Estep Auditorium

karla k. morton: Raton, New Mexico
Politics of the Minotaur
Marc DiPaolo: SWOSU
He Saved My Life, He Save My Bongo 

XII. 10:00 – 10:50 Regents Room

Ron Wallace: Durant, Oklahoma
Winter Descending
Josh Grasso: East Central University
Psychics Always Cheat 

XIII. 11:00 – 12:10 Estep Auditorium

Chris Murphy: Northeastern State University
The Soviet Bloc: Studies in Genre
Linda Neal Reising: Poseyville, Indiana
Stone Roses: Voices of Oklahoma Women Pioneers
Tom Murphy: Corpus Christi, Texas
Where Does Love Go & other poems 

XIV. 11:00 – 12:10 Regents Room

Paul Juhasz: Seminole State College
The Inner Life of Comics
Sally Rhoades: Albany, New York
Don Stinson: Northern Oklahoma College
Dark Rooms in Silent Houses 

*** Lunch ***

XV. 2:15 – 3:35 Estep Auditorium

Sharon Edge Martin: Oilton, Oklahoma
Turning Life Experiences into Fiction
Roy Beckemeyer: Wichita, Kansas
The Currency of His Light
Steven Pedersen: East Central University
Dog Days 

XVI. 2:15 -3:35 Regents Room

Woodstok Farley: Tarleton State University
The Glass Factory Menagerie
Lyman Grant: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Symptom and Desire
Bill Hagen: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Others and Upsets 

XVII. 7:00 – 8:30 pm Estep Auditorium 

Featuring: Allison Amend

Recognition of Undergraduate Writers

(Reception for Authors, Guests & Students:

Ross-Osborn Family Foundation Event Center) 

Saturday, April 8

XVIII. 9:00 – 10:10 Estep Auditorium
Wendy Dunmeyer: Lawton, Oklahoma
My Grandmother’s Last Letter
Markham Johnson: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Summer's Discordant Joy
John Yozzo – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Emanations of Angels: Dreams That Never Say Enough 

XIX. 9:00 – 10:10 Regents Room
Brady Peterson: Belton, Texas
Selected Love Letters
Rilla Askew: University of Oklahoma
Two of Her
Robert Wynne: Burleson, Texas
Recent Poems 

XX. 10:25 -11:35 Estep Auditorium
Alan Berecka: Sinton, Texas
Selected Poems
Chloe Lafevers: Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Peak, and other poems
Aaron Glover: Dallas, Texas
Caftan Season & Other Considerations 

XXI. 10:25 -11:35 Regents Room
Nathan Brown: Wimberly, Texas
Saved by the Fire: Pandemic Poems Project
Ky George: Gallup, New Mexico
Oil and Water
Zhenya Yevtushenko: Tulsa, Oklahoma
A Country Yet to Be 

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

Grand Finale, Featuring:
Octavio Quintanilla 

Awarding the Dr. Darryl Fisher
State High School Contest Winners

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