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Talk on Maggie Culver Fry
March 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
There will be two talks on Maggie Culver Fry on Monday, March 2.
1:00 pm at Claremore High School
6:00 pm at Claremore Public Library
Shawn Holliday, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will speak to junior/senior English students at Claremore High School and to community members at Claremore Public Library. Maggie Culver Fry resided in Claremore during her tenure as Oklahoma Poet Laureate, and Dr. Holliday will present biographical information, discuss Ms. Fry’s relationship to Claremore, and give a brief reading of her work followed by a discussion and analysis of her poetry in relation to the state. Dr. Holliday will be sharing his research which makes up part of his forthcoming book, The Oklahoma Poets Laureate: A Sourcebook, History, and Anthology, which will be published by Mongrel Empire Press in 2015. He will also be using information from his article “A Brief History of the Oklahoma Poets Laureate” that was published in The Chronicles of Oklahoma in the summer of 2013.