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7/16/12

SNU LIBRARY HOSTS BOOK SIGNING


Southern Nazarene University’s R.T. Williams Library , Bethany, Oklahoma, invites you to attend the Book Signing Party for - 

An Oklahoma Diary
 By
Jeanne Prince

On Saturday, July 21, 2012
2-4 p.m.

7/9/12

Lauren Zuniga


Indie author Lauren Zuniga has published The Smell of Good Mud.  This is her second book of poetry.

She has a loyal fan base as well.  "She served as the OU Activist in Residence as a writer and activist for women's rights," advocated one such fan.  "She is an Oklahoma native, and her dedication to bettering our state through writing is unparalleled. One of her poems, "To the Oklahoma Lawmakers," was featured recently on Moveon.org and has received over 100,000 views on YouTube."

The book deals with Queer parenting in conservative Oklahoma and the reader finds humor and beauty in this collection of new poems. She explores the topics with grit and splendor (including collective living, and other radical choices). "It is a field guide to blisters and curtsies."

The publisher is WriteBloody Publishing of Long Beach, California specializing in giving an audience to alternate voices and independent titles and authors.

7/6/12

Add Some Chills to August

The 2012 paranormal conference, "Ghostlahoma", will be August 18, 2012 in Enid, Oklahoma.  Various speakers will be on hand - including authors Troy Taylor, Tonya Hacker,Teri White, and Tammy Wilson - as well as other authors specializing in the paranormal, history, horror, etc.  Tickets will be $25 and vendor booths are $50 (which includes 1 pass).

Learn more HERE.

BESTSELLING AUTHOR SPEAKS AT BENEFIT FOR OSU LIBARIES


James Patterson Headlines Fundraiser
Bestselling author speaks at benefit for OSU Libraries

(July 6, 2012 Stillwater, Okla.) –James Patterson, author of more than 60 bestselling titles, is the keynote speaker for the 2012 H. Louise & H.E. “Ed” Cobb Speaker Series on September 14. 

Patterson is best-known for his thriller series such as Alex Cross and the Women’s Murder Club, however his works also include a number of award-winning children’s books. A prolific writer, Patterson has six hardbacks slated for upcoming release.

“The Friends of the OSU Library have hosted an amazing slate of authors for this series. This year we wanted someone who not only had an impressive body of work, but who would also deliver the brilliant keynote our guests have come to expect,” said Sheila Johnson, dean of libraries.

The September 14 Cobb Speaker Series will include a welcome reception and dinner. After dinner, Patterson will speak and take questions from the audience. A signing reception will follow, and selections of Patterson’s work will be available for purchase.

Seating is limited, and reservations must be made by August 29. Individual tickets are $100, and half the cost is a tax-deductible gift to the Friends of the OSU Library. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Call 405-744-7273 or visit www.library.okstate.edu/friends to make reservations.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 245,000 students to serve Oklahoma, the nation and the world.