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
1100 E 14th St
Travel to the idyllic campus of 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 two days of readings that will engage and inspire your creative side. You'll hear experimental poets reading alongside fiction writers and memoirists from all over the country in a fun, laid-back environment at the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival.
The event also features a massive book sale, where you can purchase the works of the 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 in Ada.