The Neustadt Festival

The 2017 Neustadt Festival of International Literature & Culture, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma’s internationally renowned magazine, World Literature Today, will take place on the Norman campus this fall, November 8–10. The festival, which is free and open to the public, features award-winning writer Marilyn Nelson, who will receive the 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature that week, plus an exciting lineup of nine visiting writers who will make up the 2018 Neustadt Prize jury. Stay tuned for more details about the festival and read more about the 2018 jury here.

2017 Events

 

Featured Authors and Participants

Read more about each of the featured authors and scholars in this year’s festival.

 

2017 Schedule of Events

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Recent Neustadt Festival Media

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NSK Quotes

“Part of Mildred Taylor’s genius is that she manages to paint full individual human beings and simultaneously paint a communal story…. Page after page, episode after episode, her writing stirs the passions of her readers.” — Dianne Johnson

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  • 2009 – Vera B. Williams

    "For Williams, writing begins and ends with being immersed in the human condition, and out of the world springs the text, refined by craft and discipline."—Daniel Simon, WLT March 2010 Vera B. Williams (b. 1927) was born in California, but moved to New York City when she was a young child. It was there that she tailored her love of the arts, studying dance, acting, and painting. She attended Black Mountain Arts College in North Carolina, where she studied graphic arts. Her career as an…

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