Oklahoma Forestry Services hosts poster contest
Oklahoma Forestry Services is encouraging fifth-grade classes across the state to participate in the 2014 Oklahoma Arbor Week Poster Contest. Students have until Nov. 29 to submit posters for consideration.
Oklahoma's Arbor Week is the last week of March.
The winner of the competition will receive a number of prizes, including a savings bond and recognition at the Arbor Week Kickoff Luncheon in March at the Governor's Mansion.
The winning poster will be printed professionally for distribution to schools and Arbor Week celebrations throughout the state.
For more information about the contest and educator materials, go to www.forestry.ok.gov/arbor-week or contact Jeri Irby at email@example.com or 522-6160.
Young adult authors to host benefit lecture for Moore
In cooperation with Random House, Brown Brothers Books and Perma-Bound Books, Norman Public Schools will feature four award-winning young adult authors at a reading Monday.
The evening's featured authors are Gennifer Choldenko, Ruta Sepetys, Wendelin Van Draanen and Sonia Gensler.
They will speak about their award-winning books and their writing and creative processes.
While the lecture is free, books will be sold at the event, with proceeds going to help Moore Public Schools tornado recovery efforts.
Attendees are encouraged to bring cash only for any purchases.
The reading will be hosted from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Nancy O'Brian Center for Performing Arts at Norman North High School, 1809 Stubbeman Ave.
UCO to host reading by novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff
The University of Central Oklahoma will host a free reading from author and Oklahoma City native Mary Kay Zuravleff as a part of the Fall 2013 Creative Writing Readers' Series.
Zuravleff is in the middle of a national book tour for her third novel, “Man Alive!”
Her previous works are “The Bowl Is Already Broken” and “The Frequency of Souls.”
She is a recipient of the American Academy's Rosenthal Award, the James Jones First Novel Award and has been nominated for the Orange Prize.
A teacher and editor, Zuravleff serves on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and is a co-founder of the D.C. Women Writers Group.
The reading will be 7 p.m. Wednesday in Pegasus Theater in the Liberal Arts Building on the UCO campus in Edmond.
For additional information, contact Squires at 974-5616, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silas Allen, Staff Writer