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Tulsa LitFest

Tulsa LitFest | Spoken. Written. Read.

April 16-19, 2020

Tulsa LitFest brings together diverse literary artists and writers to collaborate and inspire, enriching the Tulsa community.


  • Joy Harjo
  • Layli Long Soldier
  • Terese Mailhot
  • Kendra Reynolds
  • Quraysh Ali Lansana
  • Lisa E. Wright
  • Lara Prescott
  • Andre Aciman
  • Plus workshops, small press fair, readings and more!

Full 2020 artist line-up and schedule coming March 1.

Tulsa LitFest is presented by:

Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, PEN America and Magic City Books

With Additional Support from our Community Partners:

  • Tulsa Artist Fellowship
  • Center for Creativity | Tulsa Community College 
  • Duet Restaurant + Jazz
  • Greenwood Cultural Center
  • Living Arts Tulsa
  • Nimrod International Journal | University of Tulsa
  • American Indian Quarterly Journal | Oklahoma State University
  • The Tulsa Voice
  • Dennis R Neill Equality Center


LitFest Leadership:


  • Lindsey Claire Smith, Director, Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa
  • Jeff Martin, Founder, Magic City Books

Advisory Committee:

  • Liz Blood, Tulsa Artist Fellowship
  • Anthony Brinkley, Living Arts
  • Shawn Crawford, Tulsa Library Trust
  • Allen Culpepper, Tulsa Community College
  • Blayklee Freed, The Tulsa Voice
  • Grant Jenkins, University of Tulsa
  • Karl Jones, Tulsa Artist Fellowship and Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa
  • Eilis O’Neal, Nimrod International Journal
  • Cristine Segui-Harris, OSU-Tulsa
  • Carolyn Sickles, Tulsa Artist Fellowship
  • Barbara Thompson, Trabar Communications


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