Lit Fest at OU postponed until 2021

March 26, 2020

Text reads: The Puterbaugh Lit Festival Postponed until Spring 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.

 More information about the Puterbaugh Lit Festival can be found online at

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