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Events, Speakers, Seminars, and Workshops


Upcoming Events

RESCHEDULED - February 7, 3:30 pm March 7, 3:30 pm

Author Talk: Mary Jane Warde

Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University campus

Dr. Mary Jane Warde will discuss her most recent book, When the Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory. Light refreshments and a booksigning will follow the talk.


Recent Events

November 14, 3:30 pm

Oklahoma Ovation - Oklahoma Voices: An Interview with Teresa Miller

Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University campus

To celebrate Statehood Day (November 16), Teresa Miller will answer questions about Oklahoma authors past and present and what it means to have an "Oklahoma voice." The Executive Director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, Miller is known for her own literary output as well as for her insightful interviews of authors for the television program Writing Out Loud. She is the author of the novels Remnants of Glory and Family Correspondence. Her latest book is Means of Transit, which she calls "a slightly embellished memoir."


Nov. 5 - 3:00 pm

Native American Writers of the Plains, Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma

Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma St

A series of humanities scholars will discuss four literary works by Native American authors: Fools Crow (James Welch), Mean Spirit (Linda Hogan), The Bingo Palace (Louise Erdrich), and Medicine River (Thomas King). Co-sponsored by the Center for Oklahoma Studies.

November 5 at 3:00 pm
Dr. Helen Clements will discuss Medicine River, by Thomas King

Book discussions will be held at 6:30 pm on the above days at the Stillwater Public Library.


October 10, 4:00 pm

Ralph Ellison Centennial Celebration

Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University campus

John F. Callahan, a distinguished scholar of American Literature, and African American literature in particular, will make a presentation on October 10th at 4:00 PM in the Browsing Room of the Library. He is currently Morgan S. Odell Professor of the Humanities at Lewis and Clark College and is Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, compiling from manuscripts and other sources Ellison’s posthumously published novel Juneteenth and more recently in 2010 Ellison’s 2nd unfinished novel Three Days before the Shooting. Dr. Callahan's visit is part of the Ralph Ellison Centennial Celebration and is sponsored by the American Studies Program, the Center for Africana Studies, and the Arts and Sciences Dean's office. The reception following the lecture is hosted by the Center for Oklahoma Studies.





Past Speakers and Events

Spring 2013 - One Book, One Community - Stillwater Reads Woody Guthrie
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November 2 and 3, 2012 - COS Fall Symposium, with The 198 String Band (Dust Bowl Cabaret and Teacher's Workshop)
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October 17, 2012 - The Lives, the Legends, and the Legacies: Voices from the O-STATE Stories Oral History Project
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February 20, 2012 - Photographer Kelly Kerr
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November 10, 2011 - Oklahoma Ovation, Educator Darnell Williams
     Abstract, Dr. Williams' biography

October 8, 2010 - COS Fall Symposium, with keynote speaker Wilbur Zelinsky
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February 16, 2010 - COS Spring Symposium, with Bob Blackburn, Robert Conley, Paul Hutton, George Moses, and Rawdon Tomlinson. PDF Poster

November 20, 2009 - Oklahoma Ovation, Oklahoma Poet Laureate Jim Barnes
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November 4, 2008 - Oklahoma Ovation, Author Rilla Askew
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