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The 2013 Big Read event sponsored by the Pioneer Library System will begin Wednesday in Norman with a visit from 11 Oklahoma authors.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: March 25, 2013
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Also Sonia Gensler, 2012 Oklahoma Book Award winner for Young Adult Fiction for her debut novel “The Revenant”; Molly Levite Griffis, two-time Oklahoma Book Award winner and author of eight children's books; Ken Hada, director of Scissortail Creative Writing Festival at East Central University and ECU professor; and Anna Myers, four-time Oklahoma Book Award winner noted for her books for children and teens.

Also scheduled to appear are Mel Odom, author of more than 140 books and a professional writing professor at OU; Bob Perry, author of seven historical fiction books set primarily in Oklahoma; and Constance Squires, 2012 Oklahoma Book Award winner for Fiction for her debut novel, “Along the Watchtower.”

Throughout March and April, book discussions, movie nights and other programs related to the novel will take place in the 10 communities served by the Pioneer Library System.

The Big Read will conclude with an appearance by Wolff at 11 a.m. April 25 at the Geiger Center at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee and at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Longfellow Middle School auditorium in Norman.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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