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“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” continues Feb. 5 with ‘Green Grass, Running Water’

Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2019 series “Wade in the Water,” continues February 5th with Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water (1993) 6:30 PM in Room 151 of Walker Center Petree College of […]

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“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” begins Jan. 22 with ‘A Long Walk to Water’

Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2019 series “Wade in the Water,” begins Tuesday January 22nd with Linda Sue Park’s A Long Walk to Water (2010) 6:30 PM in Room 151 of Walker […]


OKCU Film Institute and the Bass School of Music present a free public event, “The Oklahoma Sound and Religion Project”

Wednesday, Nov. 28 6:30 PM Panel Discussion 7:30 Screening of ‘This May Be the Last Time’ (2013), dir. by Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek) LOCATION: Large Rehearsal Hall, Bass School of Music […]

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Conversations with Poet Alberto Rios, April 3, 2019

Join us Wednesday, April 3 Kerr-McGee Auditorium, Meinders School of Business, OKCU  10-11 AM, informal poetry reading and discussion of writing process,  followed by a book signing 6:45-7:45 PM open […]

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Sept. 25 Piper Kerman Speaks at OKCU

Tuesday, Sept. 25 7 p.m. The Freede Center at Oklahoma City University Located on NW 27th St. between Florida and Kentucky Streets Bestselling author Piper Kerman, whose memoir Orange is the […]


Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate, June 14th

A Special Evening with Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States with Oklahoma Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish Come celebrate with us as we commemorate 20 Years of The Thatcher […]

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Special Screening: “Clinica de Migrantes” March 27th

We’re proud to partner with the OKCU the Kramer School of Nursing and the Office of Student Engagement, Inclusion, and Multicultural Programs to present the new HBO documentary “Clinica de […]


Chris Abani, Our 20th Featured Poet | April 4, 2018 |

Visit an article off our interview with him HERE. Sample Chris Abani’s Poetry Celebrating Our 20th Year! Update: Poet Yusef Komunyakaa was originally scheduled for the 2018 event and has […]

Last great chief of the North American Comanche indian tribe Quanah Parker (c. 1840 - 1911) stands and poses for a photograph, late 19th Century. Parker, the son of captive woman Cynthia Ann Parker and Chief Peta Nocone, led raids on settlements in Texas from 1867 to 1875. After capture he became rich as the business manager for the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache tribes. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

“Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” continues Feb. 6 with ‘Empire of the Summer Moon’

Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2018 series War, Not War, and Peace, continues on February 6th with Empire of the Summer Moon. Russ Tallchief (Osage), of Oklahoma City University, presents S. […]


Free screening of ‘Paterson’ March 25, the first in a new annual series

Whether you’ve been to all of our films or just one, let us know what you think! Give us your feedback and share any ideas you may have for the […]