Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The 2016 Puterbaugh Festival in Pictures

Alain Mabanckou receiving the 2016 Puterbaugh Pewter Bowl from World Literature Today executive director R.C. Davis

Take a look back on all that happened during the 2016 Puterbaugh Festival. Opening Night Francophone Workshop Interview with Alain Mabanckou Roundtable and Keynote Talk Banquet

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Tribute to Alene Webb Puterbaugh

Alene Webb Puterbaugh loved Greek mythology, read widely, and was instrumental in funding the Puterbaugh series in perpetuity with a generous endowment from the Puterbaugh Foundation. Read more about her in this tribute featured in the current issue of World Literature

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The 2014 Puterbaugh Festival Highlights Reel

2014 Puterbaugh Festival Highlights Reel Screen Capture

Award-winning Argentinean-Spanish writer and translator Andrés Neuman visited the University of Oklahoma as the marquee writer for the 2014 Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature and Culture, held March 26-28.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The 2014 Puterbaugh Festival in Pictures

Andres Neuman signing books

The 2014 Puterbaugh Festival came to a close last Friday evening—take a look back at all of this year’s events in the following photo galleries. The 2014 Puterbaugh Banquet The 2014 Keynote with Andrés Neuman  A Roundtable Conversation: Reading Andrés

Thursday, March 27, 2014

PHOTOS: Day One of the 2014 Puterbaugh Festival

Helene, George, and Andres

The 2014 Puterbaugh Festival started with a warm and lively opening night full of poetry, language, and music. Prior to the opening night festivities, Andrés Neuman also spoke with the World Literature Today Book Club.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Award-Winning Argentinean-Spanish Writer to Speak at OU

Andres Neuman

Award-winning Argentinean-Spanish writer and translator Andrés Neuman will visit the University of Oklahoma as the marquee writer for the 2014 Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature and Culture, which will be held March 26-28. Members of the public are invited to

Watch the 2013 video highlights reel

The 2013 festival was an inspiring success, and we’ve compiled moments throughout the week that capture the impact that Maaza Mengiste and Phil Borges had during the four days of events. Watch, enjoy, and then we hope you’ll tune in

Maaza Mengiste’s Keynote Talk

Maaza Mengiste. Photo by Miram Berkley.

Maaza Mengiste gave her keynote talk this morning to hundreds of high school students in the Norman area. Speaking about the Ethiopian revolution and her book Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, Mengiste spoke with fervor and eloquence and the students flooded

Literature, film, and photography to promote social justice and change

Last night’s panel discussion over human trafficking was gripping and informative and the screening of Girl Rising was no less incredible. Today, Phil Borges, Yousef Khanfar, Todd Stewart, and Andrew Strout addressed the theme “Why Photography Matters” in a panel moderated by

Photo Gallery from Tuesday Night’s Media Slam

The Media Slam Tuesday night was well attended and featured five students from the OU School of Art & Art History who presented their original works in conjunction with Stirring the Fire and the 2013 Puterbaugh Festival. The theme for the slam

Festival To Celebrate Literature and Photography

The 2013 Puterbaugh Festival will celebrate literature and photography, with a spotlight on global women’s issues. The second week of April, World Literature Today—the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture—will welcome Ethiopian writer Maaza Mengiste, the 2013 Puterbaugh

A brief overview of the 2013 festival

In April 2013 World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, will welcome Ethiopian writer Maaza Mengiste, the 2013 Puterbaugh Fellow, as the visiting writer for the Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature & Culture (April 9-12,

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