Lit Fest at OU postponed until 2021

World Literature Today announced today that the Puterbaugh Lit Fest at the University of Oklahoma will be postponed until spring 2021. After consultation with University and city officials, the festival, scheduled for April 6-8, 2020, will be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The festival is hosted bi-annually by World Literature Today magazine at OU. World Literature Today’s executive director Robert Con Davis-Undiano said that he is disappointed but knows that postponing the festival is in the public’s best interest. “We will have the Puterbaugh Lit Fest in spring 2021, and it will be better than ever when we do,” he said.

A rich tradition in celebrating literary and international studies at OU, the Puterbaugh Lit Fest brings the world’s greatest authors — often a laureate or a soon-to-be winner of the Nobel Prize — to the OU campus for a course built around the author’s work with public talks, theater and dance performances, and lectures and discussion panels for students and scholars. Many OU students receive fellowships to study the Puterbaugh fellow’s work, and since 1968 thousands of students from the state have benefited from this support.

World Literature Today, OU’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, has been published continuously since 1927. Its mission is to serve the international, state and university communities by achieving excellence as a literary publication, a sponsor of literary prizes and a cultural center for students.

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