As the headquarters of the Chickasaw Nation and proud home of East Central University, Ada is bursting with small town charm and big city culture. Its rural roots run deep, but Ada—hometown of music stars like Blake Shelton and Zac Malloy of the Nixons—is quickly becoming an arts destination worth putting on your radar.Learn More
Scissortail Creative Writing Festival
Apr 02, 2020 to Apr 04, 2020
1100 E 14th St
Travel to East Central University in Ada for the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, one of state's most exciting annual literary events. For more than a decade, this bookish blowout has brought together award-winning writers, academics and the general public for multiple days of readings that will engage and inspire your creative side.
This year, a trio of celebrated authors highlight the three-day festival, including Barbara Crooker, Lou Berney and Octavio Quintanilla. Hear all three read exerpts from their inimitable works of poetry and prose, and stick around to hear them discuss the diverse world of creative writing.
The event also features a massive book sale, where you can purchase works by authors presenting at the festival. No matter your taste or background, you're sure to find some excellent additions to your personal library among the eclectic mix of novels, poetry and short story collections, memoirs, anthologies and more. Whether you're already a devotee to all things literary, or you're just looking to expand your horizons, you won't want to miss the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival.