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"Interviews: Oklahoma City Theatre Company plans 2017-18 season of conversation-starting comedies."

From left, Lee Francis IV (Pueblo of Laguna), Okcate Evita Smith (Muscogee (Creek) and Arigon Starr (Kickapoo & muscogee Creek) perform a staged reading of Starr’s play “Round Dance” at the Returning the Gift Native and Indigenous Literary Festival. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

From left, Lee Francis IV (Pueblo of Laguna), Okcate Evita Smith (Muscogee (Creek) and Arigon Starr (Kickapoo & muscogee Creek) perform a staged reading of Starr’s play “Round Dance” at the Returning the Gift Native and Indigenous Literary Festival. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

"Returning the Gift literary conference journeys back to Norman to celebrate 25 years

Story written by Ben Luschen and published in Oklahoma Gazette.

 

"Continuing the Gift" 

 

Story written by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish and published in World Literature Today, (May 2017).                                                                                  

 
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"In our advocation as Native writers, involved as we are in taking our literature back to them in the form of stories and songs, we were actually returning the gift--the gift of storytelling, culture, continuance--to the people, the source from whence it had come!”