An online promotional and news source for all Oklahoma writers, authors, artists, publishers, or creatives who work with Oklahoma related materials. We are especially supportive of independent authors and small presses. Send your information to : marilynahudson@yahoo.com.

Venues & Events

VENUES, EVENTS AND BOOK LAUNCHES
GETTING STARTED:
Venues are those places and events which allow the author to a) do a book talk, read from their work, or speak about their topic or process, b) community events where the author can rent a table or space to sell their books to the public or the clientele.
Bookstores (some corporate ones have restrictions, so try first local ones).  One OKC store often open to working with new authors is Full Circle Books (http://www.fullcirclebooks.com/events.aspx).

Public libraries do programming to inform and entertain the public and bring people to the library to connect with their services. They can have restrictions on selling books but if you can do inexpensive or an occasional free event it can be beneficial by raising awareness of your work and some publicity. If you do a 'freebie' ask for some good local promotion and advertisement of the event but do not depend on the library, get the word out yourself as well. This is especially good for self-help books and children or teen works.

School libraries - Same thing applies but best for limited topics and must be age appropriate.

Clubs, scouting events, churches, expos or conferences (caution sometimes the space is very expensive!)

BOOK FESTIVALS
[Please submit if you have plans for a book festival 2012-2015!!!]
List of top ten US book festivals.  Note: funding and the economy has endangered many of the local and smaller venues who traditionally have been more open to new, self-published, or smaller publishing houses.
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Nov. - Red Dirt Book Festival (OK) - Returns?


ALSO TRY OUTSIDE THE BOX:
Target your book to potential audiences most likely to connect with the topic and produce sales. Is there a connection to an event, person, etc.?  Here are some events from a 2010 List - Just an F.Y.I. - Please submit events and venues for this space! marilynahudson@yahoo.com.     Check also into : 


http://www.fairsandfun.com/oklahomafairsandfun.html

Tulsa International Mayfest /Tulsa /May www.tulsamayfest.org/

May Daze Arts and Crafts Festival /Blanchard / May /Main Street Blanchard

Ice Cream Festival / Tuttle  /May / http://festival.tuttlechamber.org/

SPRING JAM / Wynnewood / May 16th to May 22nd  /www.arbucklemtbluegrasspark.com/Events1.html

Memorial Day Weekend/ Backwoods Bash  /Prue   / May / ww.musiclovr.com/backwoodsbash/2010/


Rocklahoma / Pryor  / May / www.rockfeverfest.com/


Paseo Arts Festival / Oklahoma City / May 29th to May 31st  / www.thepaseo.com/events/festival/paseofestival_call.html


Charlie Christian International Music Festival / Oklahoma City  /June 1st to 6th / www.charliechristianfestival.com/


Skiatook Bluegrass Festival /Skiatook /June / www.skiatookbluegrass.com/


Spirit of Oklahoma storytelling festival/ Seminole / 1st weekend in June/ http://www.territorytellers.org/

Magnolia Festival / Durant /June  / www.magnoliafestival.com/



A Small Town Weekend / El Reno /June /www.ercruisers.com/


SunFest /Bartlesville  /June / www.bartlesvillesunfest.org/


Oklahoma RiverFest / Oklahoma City / June 6-8th /www.oklahomariverfest.com/


Vintour Expo Arts & Crafts Show / Oklahoma City /June /http://www.vintourexpo.com/


OK MOZART Festival / Bartlesville  /June /www.okmozart.com/


American Heritage Music Festival / Grove /June/ www.grandlakefestivals.com/ahmf.htm


Music and Awareness Festival / Tulsa  /June 12th /www.okgreenfest.com/


Tulsa Powwow

Tulsa

July 16th to 18th

www.tulsapowwow.org/



Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival

Oklahoma City

June 18th to June 20th

www.redearth.org/red-earth-festival/



Jazz and June

Norman

June 24th to June 26th

www.jazzinjune.org/



The Soul Food Festival

Oklahoma City

June 26th

www.ilovesoulfood.com/Html/index.html



LibertyFest

Edmond

June 26th to July 10th

www.libertyfest.org/



4th of JULY JAM

Wynnewood

June 27th to July 5th

www.arbucklemtbluegrasspark.com/Events1.html



Chisholm Trail Festival 2010

Newton

July 2nd to July 4th

www.chisholmtrailfestival.com/content/



Cajun Festival

Grove

July 3rd

www.grandlakefestivals.com/cajun.htm



Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

Okemah

July 14th to July 18th

www.woodyguthrie.com/


An Affair of the Heart

Tulsa

July 16th to July 18th

www.anaffairoftheheart.com/

POW WOW OF CHAMPIONS

CLAREMORE

August 13th to August 15th

www.iicot.org/

Stephens County Fair & Expo

Duncan

August 25th to August 28th

www.stcofair.com/FreeFair.html