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 Clara Luper Department of African & African American Studies
- OU Center for the Americas
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
- the Norman Public Schools
- the Colorado Academy
- and the Oklahoma Arts Council.
Select programming is made possible in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.