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Support the Center for Poets and Writers

$367
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11 Donors
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Project ended on April 21, at 10:53 AM CDT
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Support the Center for Poets and Writers

Make a movie. Perform hip-hop poetry. Write your story. Get published. If you're interested in taking your creativity to the next level, the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa has a noncredit workshop led by an experienced creative professional to help you achieve your dreams. 

The Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa offers workshops that are hosted by award-winning writers in the Tulsa community, many of whom are graduates of OSU's comprehensive program in creative writing. Fair compensation is critical to high-quality instruction; at the same time, access and affordability are key to our mission. In order to make our workshops accessible to all, the Center for Poets and Writers provides scholarships for participants with financial need. 

We are asking you to join us in inspiring initiative to offer scholarships for our workshop students.

Participants are currently required to pay the full cost of the workshop, which is between $75 - $350, depending on the length and required supplies. We are committed to allowing participants to pay on a needs-based scale to foster inclusivity. OSU's land-grant mission calls us to serve all people of Oklahoma, and our workshops are a valuable resource for those who desire to gain new skills, whether in service to a writing career or a beloved hobby. 

The Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa promotes the craft of writing and cultivates a thriving, diverse literary arts community. We provide opportunities for experienced and beginning writers to advance their craft and develop professionally; support and partner with organizations in the arts and humanities to maximize scale and impact of programs; and in a spirit of reciprocity, engage local, national, and global individuals and communities to enhance the quality of life in Oklahoma. Help us reach our goals by investing in workshop scholarships for the Center for Poets and Writers.

For more information on the Center for Poets and Writers, click here, or email Dr. Lindsey Claire Smith at lindsey.c.smith@okstate.edu. Dr. Lindsey Claire Smith, Associate Professor of English is a native Tulsan, and a product of the Tulsa Public School System. Lindsey has extensive expertise in Native American and Indigenous studies, especially Oklahoma literature, and has authored three books and numerous other publications on writers and filmmakers of this region. She serves as Editor of American Indian Quarterly Journal. 

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$19.94

Film

Help support the Center for Poets and Writers by donating at the Film level to recognize the year that the Center was founded - 1994.

$50

Imitation

Make a donation of $50 to provide opportunity to students looking to expand their knowledge in the arts.

$75

Writing

Make a donation of $75 to make an impact on students looking to expand their knowledge in the arts.

$100

Publishing

Donate at the Publishing level to promote accessibility to students looking to expand their knowledge in the arts.

$250

Poetry

Make a donation at the Poetry level to provide opportunity to students looking to expand their knowledge in the arts.

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