Visiting Writer Seminar
This year’s seminar will feature acclaimed poet, playwright and novelist Diane Glancy. According to The Poetry Foundation, “Reviewers have noted her ability to combine genres, to portray both Native American and non-Native characters, and to depict Native American beliefs and Christianity in her writing.” Glancy is a winner of the American Book Award, a Juniper Poetry Prize and numerous other awards and titles. Visit dianeglancy.com for more information.
The seminar will feature two events that are free and open to the public. A reading from Glancy’s work will be held March 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Yarborough Auditorium in Raley Chapel. A lecture will be held March 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Geiger Center 219-220.
Social distancing guidelines will be in place and face coverings are required for all attendees.
Lamppost Literary Conference
OBU professors will lecture and lead breakout sessions focusing on “The Great Books.” Works scheduled to be discussed include The Divine Comedy, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the works of C.S. Lewis and the Aeneid. The goal of the event is to provide educators, students and lovers of literature with a better knowledge of great works of literature and how to make them more accessible to students.
The event will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson. Wilson is an author and a Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence at the University of Dallas. Panelists also include visiting writer Diane Glancy.
World Premiere One-Acts
Three original, student-written plays selected by a jury will make their mainstage debut: “Truly, Truly” by Madison Stone, “Snake Eyes: A Dark Comedy” by Zoe Beth Burdess and “Pen and Paper” by Larashleigh Wallace. The productions are directed by Garrett Wheeler, Dr. Hephzibah Dutt, director of OBU Theatre and Jennifer Ezell, a visiting director.
Tickets can be purchased via the okbu.edu website.