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2021 Neustadt Lit Festival (Virtual)

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2021 Neustadt Lit Festival (Virtual)

World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, will host the 2021 Neustadt Lit Festival on Zoom from Oct. 25–27. The festival features numerous panels exploring the work of Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee), winner of the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. Robert Con Davis-Undiano, World Literature Today’s executive director, said that the decision to move the annual festival online again will make the event more accessible than ever before. “While we made this decision in the interest of safety, we are excited about the potential to offer viewers everywhere an opportunity to attend this event,” Davis-Undiano said. Interested attendees are invited to sign up for free for any of the nine virtual events. In addition to panels celebrating Smith’s work, attendees can enjoy readings and book giveaways from the 10 writers who will serve on the jury to select the next winner of the 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. The 2022 laureate will be announced during this year’s lit fest. Smith is a New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-selling YA author of the Tantalize series and Feral trilogy. She was named Writer of the Year by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers for Rain Is Not My Indian Name and won the American Indian Youth Literature Award for Young Adult Books for Hearts Unbroken, which also was named to YALSA’s Amelia Bloomer list and received the Foreword Reviews Silver Medal in Young Adult Fiction. She is the author-curator of Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books, which will launch its first list in winter 2021.

World Literature Today (Virtual Lit Fest)
10:00 AM - 08:30 PM, every day through Oct 27, 2021.

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World Literature Today

World Literature Today (Virtual Lit Fest)

630 Parrington Oval, Suite 110
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-4033