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A Smorgasbord for Readers, Writers, and Book-Lovers: A Preview of Tulsa Lit.Fest

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Aired on Wednesday, April 18th.

On this edition of ST, we learn about the first-ever Tulsa Lit.Fest, an impressive array of free-to-the-public events that will happen here in our community from tomorrow (the 19th) through Sunday (the 22nd). Co-presented by the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and Magic City Books, this wide-ranging festival will offer readings by, discussions with, workshops featuring, and/or presentations by Kevin Young (poetry editor for The New Yorker Magazine), Kiese Laymon (a contributing editor for Oxford American), Robert Polito (a Vanity Fair contributing editor), Jeanetta Calhoun-Mish (the 2017-18 Oklahoma State Poet Laureate), and many others. Our guest is Jeff Martin, a co-chair for Tulsa Lit.Fest as well as the founder of Magic City Books.

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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