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2017 Oklahoma Arts Conference

True North

Imitation, the Sincerest Form
Date: Wednesday – October, 25 2017 Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room: Hospitality Suite Track: Artists
The imitation of other writers’ works has been a staple of writing pedagogy since the time of ancient Greeks. Imitation is a great tactic to help you start writing when you’re feeling stuck. It’s also an excellent way to pay close attention to structure, style, tone, and word choice. In this writing workshop, participants will examine different examples of prose and poetry that have been created through imitation. Participants will learn writing exercises that include imitation techniques. These techniques can be modified for high school and college writing and composition classes.
Writing from History
Date: Thursday – October, 26 2017 Time: 9:45am - 11:15am
Room: Simpson's Old Time Museum Track: Artists
Led by Oklahoma State Poet Laureate, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish this workshop will explore the use of historical documents and objects as inspiration and material for creative writing. We’ll find our inspiration at Simpson’s Old Time Museum, just a few blocks from the Central National Bank Conference Center. To prepare for writing, we will read poems from Natashas Trethewey's Native Guard, Carolyn Forche's The Angel of History, and selections from Mish's own work.

This session is open to the general public.

For more information contact our Assistant Director.