Porochista Khakpour visited the WLT book club and then delivered a talk on Persian literature, Alison Anderson led a translation workshop with OU students, and Mukoma Wa Ngugi gave a talk on African literature. The day was concluded with an opening night reception where poets Amit Majmudar, Valzhyna Mort, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, and Wang Ping opened the night, and then novelists Padma Viswanathan and Alison Anderson followed. Oklahoma writers Nathan Brown and Rilla Askew introduced the readers. The reception was in the Sandy Bell Gallery at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
While the Neustadt Prize jury spent the day in deliberations for the Neustadt Prize, visiting author Nii Ayikwei Parkes delivered a writing workshop at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, and NSK prizewinner Meshack Asare led an illustration workshop at the OU School of Art.
Day three opened with events honoring Meshack Asare, the 2015 NSK Prize laureate. A panel on African literature and a drumming performance by Jahruba preceded Meshack Asare’s keynote speech. Later in the day, Jordan Tannahill gave a lecture on 21st century theatre, and students from the OU School of Drama performed a staged reading from his play Concord Floral. The day concluded with a banquet celebrating NSK prizewinner Meshack Asare at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History.