Thursday, April 12, 2012
Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers to host Alexander McCall Smith
The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa will host best-selling author and humanitarian Alexander McCall Smith on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa auditorium. The sold-out event is part of the Tulsa Reads program, a partnership between the Center, Tulsa Town Hall, Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa World.
Teresa Miller, executive director of the Center, said McCall Smith was chosen for the annual event based on his ability to tackle challenging issues in his works in a delightful and uplifting way.
McCall Smith has a large body of work, including the best-selling series “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency,” children’s books and scholarly books on medical ethics and criminal law. The talk will also include a question and answer session followed by a book signing.
While tickets to Tuesday’s event are no longer available, the Center has a number of upcoming events. Best-selling memoirist Wade Rouse will host a writing workshop on April 26 from 1-4 p.m. at OSU-Tulsa. On Sept. 28, the Center will host a special one-day festival, Oklahoma Legends, that will feature some of Oklahoma’s most famous writers. Tulsa Reads will host legendary author Pat Conroy on Sept. 20 and iconic author Margaret Atwood on April 3, 2013. For updates, visit the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers website.