The Oklahoma City Literary Festival began at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 13. We opened the doors to the Ronald J. Norick Downtown library and let in some of our region's most prominent authors including poets Sarah Cortez and Lauren Zuniga and novelist Brandon Hobs. The day was a fantastic celebration of community and writing. Attendees were treated to workshops, readings, a local book fair, and free snacks courtesy of Whole Foods Market. Creative energies were exchanged and amplified as the camaraderie over compositions charged the congregation.
The festival saw the release of the Metropolitan Library System Literary Magazine. To celebrate the occasion, Metro employees Sarah Brown, Blake Barrett, Emily Williams, LaVetta Dent, and Bobby Reed hosted an awards ceremony to honor the authors selected for the magazine. The authors included Metro employee Darin Nelson (not pictured), longtime Metro volunteer Zossima G. (third from the left) and eight-year-old Tricity K. (front row, fourth from left).
The magazine will be available at your local library soon, so be on the lookout!