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TU's Nimrod Journal Will Soon Host Its Write Night and Its Conference for Readers and Writers

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Aired on Thursday, October 19th.

On this edition of our program, we chat with Eilis O'Neal, the editor-in-chief of TU's long-running literary publication, Nimrod International Journal. Nimrod will soon host its 2017 Write Night (tomorrow night, the 20th) at the Tulsa Garden Center, which will be followed (on the 21st) by the day-long Conference for Readers and Writers at the Allen Chapman Student Union. As we learn from Ms. O'Neal, the visiting writers for these special events include fiction writers Laura van den Berg, Keija Parssinen, Sandra Hunter, and Jessica Cavero, poets Jericho Brown, Mark Wagenaar, and Mary Moore, memoirist Sasha Martin, mystery writer Deborah Crombie, romance author Tessa Dare, and young adult fantasy writer Tessa Gratton. More on both of these events is here.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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