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Scissortail Creative Writing Festival

Travel to the idyllic campus of East Central University in Ada for the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, one of state's most exciting annual literary events. For more than a decade, this bookish blowout has brought together award-winning writers, academics and the general public for two days of readings that will engage and inspire your creative side. You'll hear experimental poets reading alongside fiction writers and memoirists from all over the country in a fun, laid-back environment at the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival. This year's highhlight is United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, who give a reading in the Ataloa Theatre. 

The event also features a massive book sale, where you can purchase the works of the authors presenting at the festival. No matter your taste or background, you're sure to find some excellent additions to your personal library among the eclectic mix of novels, poetry and short story collections, memoirs, anthologies and more. Whether you're already a devotee to all things literary, or you're just looking to expand your horizons, you won't want to miss the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival in Ada.

East Central University
1100 E 14th St
Visit Ada, Oklahoma, OK

This Festival is free and open to the public. It is located on the East side of campus. 

Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm