The Neustadt Lit Fest, a celebration of international books and culture, happens every fall on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma. All events are free and open to the public, and we invite people near and far to attend these events that make the Neustadt Lit Fest an enriching celebration of books, storytelling, culture, and literature!
We also invite professors at the University of Oklahoma to enrich their courses this fall by bringing their students to the festival.
The Neustadt Lit Fest this fall 2018 will feature a keynote address by Edwidge Danticat, winner of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, performances by the world-famous Rara Tou Limen (Haitian) dance troupe, a roundtable discussion of Danticat’s work and Haitian culture, and much more. Following is an early look at the 2018 Neustadt Lit Fest Schedule.
Tuesday 9 October 2018
6:30-8:30pm (Sandy Bell Gallery, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art): Opening reception (with refreshments) for the Neustadt Lit Fest with remarks by Edwidge Danticat, announcement by Kathy Neustadt of the winner of the 2019 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, a sneak preview of the world-famous Rara Tou Limen dance troupe, and much more. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday 10 October 2018
10-11:15am (Scholars Room, 315 OMU): “Caribbean Diasporas,” a roundtable discussion with Marie Casimir, Erik Gleibermann, and Achy Obejas, moderated by Karlos Hill. Free and open to the public.
12-1:30pm (Scholars Room, 315 OMU): “Edwidge Danticat’s Literary Message,” roundtable discussion with Marcia Chatelain, Catherine John, and Atibon Nazaire. Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.
6-8pm (venue TBA): Rara Tou Limen (Haitian dancers) community dance and drum workshop. Free and open to the public.
Thursday 11 October 2018
9:30-11am (venue TBA): dance performance by Rara Tou Limen (Haitian dancers) and students of Prof. Marie Casimir. Followed by a talkback session with dancers and students. Free and open to the public.
11am-12pm (venue TBA): 2018 Neustadt Keynote Address by Edwidge Danticat. Free and open to the public.