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Oklahoma Authors and Writers

Hear the oral histories of Oklahoma's influential authors and writers; learn from their experiences and how their work influenced the industry and the state.

Learn From These Influential Oklahomans

Angie Debo

Angie Debo

Teacher, Historian, and Author

Oklahoma’s “greatest historian” was nine years old when she first set foot on Oklahoma soil on November 8, 1899, having arrived by covered wagon with her family from Kansas. Angie …

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Clifton Taulbert

Clifton Taulbert

Businessman & Author

Clifton Taulbert was born in 1945 in Glen Allan, Mississippi, a small town in the Mississippi Delta. He graduated valedictorian from O’Bannon High School in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1963. He …

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Dave Whitlock

Dave Whitlock

Fly Fisherman

Dave Whitlock is a world-renowned fly fisherman and contributor of many articles, photos, and illustrations to the world’s top outdoor sports magazines. His first published piece was in Field & …

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Dr. Clarence G. Oliver

Dr. Clarence G. Oliver

Educator, Journalist, and Army Officer

Clarence G. Oliver, Jr., Ed.D., Emeritus Professor and former Dean of the College of Education at Oral Roberts University and retired Superintendent of Schools for Broken Arrow Public Schools, has …

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Frosty Troy

Frosty Troy

Journalist and Editor

Forrest J. “Frosty” Troy was the founding editor of the Oklahoma Observer. A member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, Frosty has covered state and national politics, government and …

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Guy Logsdon

Guy Logsdon

Musician, Author, and Historian

Dr. Guy Logsdon grew up in Ada, Oklahoma and attended the local high school. After graduating from East Central State University, he earned his master’s degree and EDD in education …

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Jenkin Jones Jr.

Jenkin Jones Jr.

The Tulsa Tribune

The grandfather of Jenkin “Jenk” Lloyd Jones Jr., Richard Lloyd Jones, bought the Tulsa Democrat from Charles Page (the founder of Sand Springs, OK) and turned it into the Tulsa …

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Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo

Native American Poet and Musician

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She is the daughter of a Creek father and a …

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Ken Neal

Ken Neal

Journalist and Editor

Ken Neal joined the Tulsa World as a copy boy in 1953, and his numerous positions on the paper won him recognition as one of Oklahoma’s outstanding journalists. He has …

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Michael Wallis

Michael Wallis

Author & Speaker

The renewed interest in Route 66 has come about because of the book Route 66: The Mother Road written by Tulsan Michael Wallis. To date, Mr. Wallis has written 17 …

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N. Scott Momaday

N. Scott Momaday

Writer, Artist, Teacher

N. Scott Momaday, an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, playwright, storyteller, artist and teacher, was born in Lawton, Oklahoma. He grew up in various communities in the Southwest. His parents, who …

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Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie

Musician, Artist, Writer

This land is your land This land is my land From California to the New York island

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