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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 […]

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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 […]

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

Sample Chris Abani’s Poetry Celebrating Our 20th Year! Update: Poet Yusef Komunyakaa was originally scheduled for the 2018 event and has had to cancel his appearance. We hope to host […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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36th Annual Film Series Concludes with ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ March 18

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 […]

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36th Annual Film Series Continues with ‘Boy’

The 36th Annual Film Series continues Sunday, March 4, 2pm with Boy, directed by Taika Waititi, New Zealand (2010), 87 min. Sundance Festival veteran Taika Waititi is best known for his vampire comedy What […]

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36th Annual Film Series Presents 2017 Oscar Winner ‘The Salesman,’ Feb. 18

Viewing Notes for The Salesman The 36th Annual Film Series continues Sunday, February 18, 2 pm with The Salesman, directed by Asghar Farhadi, Iran (2016), 124 min. A heart-pounding drama from the beloved […]