The festival is sponsored by:
- World Literature Today
- the Neustadt Family
- OU Office of the President and the Office of the Senior Vice President & Provost
- OU Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
- OU College of International Studies
- OU Department of English
- OU Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- OU African & African American Studies Program
- the Norman Public Schools
- the Colorado Academy
- and the Norman Arts Council.
This project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Norman Arts Council Hotel Tax Grant Program.