All events will be simultaneously livestreamed on Zoom. In-person attendees don’t need to register. More information about this year’s participants can be found here
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23
Welcome and Introductions
RC Davis-Undiano, Kathy Neustadt, and Daniel Simon welcome attendees and preview the 2023 lit fest.
10:30-10:45am CDT | Joe and Jayne Buskuhl Gallery, Gould Hall 130 | 830 Van Vleet Oval
An Interactive Presentation by Gene Luen Yang and Kelvin Yu
Kelvin Yu—the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the Disney+ adaptation of American Born Chinese—discusses the creative process with 2023 NSK Prize laureate Gene Luen Yang, introduced by RC Davis-Undiano.
10:45-11:20am CDT | Joe and Jayne Buskuhl Gallery, Gould Hall 130 | 830 Van Vleet Oval
A Conversation with Trung Le Nguyen and Gene Luen Yang
Award-winning graphic novelists Trung Le Nguyen and Gene Luen Yang will discuss Yang’s work and its impact on young readers around the world, introduced by Daniel Simon.
11:30am-12:20pm CDT | Joe and Jayne Buskuhl Gallery, Gould Hall 130 | 830 Van Vleet Oval
Gene Yang will host an office hour for OU faculty and students.
2:30-3:30pm CDT | Kaufman Hall 221B | 780 Van Vleet Oval
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24
Neustadt Night at the Museum
Kathy Neustadt will announce the winner of the 2024 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, plus members of the Neustadt award jury will read from their work. Books will be available for purchase and signing by all of the lit fest’s participating writers.
7:00-8:30pm CDT | Sandy Bell Gallery, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art | 555 Elm Avenue
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Chinese American Popular Culture: A Roundtable Discussion
OU professors Man-Fung Yip (Film and Media Studies), James Zeigler (English), and Ping Zhu (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics) discuss Yang’s place within the broader scope of Chinese American culture, moderated by WLT editor in chief Daniel Simon.
2:00-3:00pm CDT | Sandy Bell Auditorium, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art | 555 Elm Avenue
The 2023 NSK Prize Ceremony
Gene Luen Yang will formally receive the 2023 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at an award ceremony on the OU campus (by invitation only).
7:00-9:00pm CDT | Sandy Bell Gallery, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art | 555 Elm Avenue
Information about parking on campus can be found at the OU Parking Services website. Free parking will be available in the Elm Street parking garage on Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6-9pm.