- From: April 16, 2020 - April 19, 2020 (Recurring daily)
- Location: Downtown Tulsa
- Times: From: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Free Parking?: Yes
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The Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, Magic City Books and PEN America announce the third annual Tulsa LitFest is set for April 16-19, 2020 at locations across downtown Tulsa. This year's festival includes author talks, craft talks, writing workshops, a small press book fair, a poetry slam and more. All events are free and open to the public.
This year's headliners feature United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Layli Long Soldier and Terese Mailhot, alongside Kendra Reynolds, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Lisa E. Wright, Lara Prescott and Andre Aciman. Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and lives in Tulsa. She is the author of nine books of poetry, several children's books and plays, and is the first Native American to be appointed United States Poet Laureate. Soldier is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation, the author of the chapbook Chromosomory and the full-length collection Whereas, which was a finalist for a National Book Award. Mailhot is from Seabird Island Band of First Nations peoples in British Columbia, whose work has appeared in Guernica, Pacific Standard, Granta, Mother Jones, Medium, the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere.
For a full schedule of events and workshop pre-registration, visit tulsalitfest.org.