NORMAN NORTH HS AUDITIONS CANCELLED

All auditions scheduled for Norman North High School tonight have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Auditions at McAlester High School will still proceed as scheduled.

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CREATIVE WRITING

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DRAWING & PAINTING

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PHOTOGRAPHY

2023 Creative Writing

Creative Writing students explore writing techniques through practice, group discussion, and individual critiquing sessions with faculty. Emphasis is placed on developing a keen awareness of the sound, shape, and connotative possibilities of the written word. Various types of creative writing may be explored, but there will be a strong emphasis on poetry. Applicants should be aware that class discussions are on a collegiate level and may contain mature subject matter. Up to 16 students are accepted.

Writers with strong storytelling abilities and an interest in filmmaking are encouraged to audition for both film & video and creative writing.

Requirements for Applicants

To apply to the creative writing program, applicants may submit up to five (5) pages of writing. Up to three (3) pages may be previously written work and up to two (2) pages must be a new work created for this audition. The new work must include the following elements: a repeated or persistent sound, a type of shelter, and a food item. Writing submissions may be any combination of poetry, fiction, personal essay, and/or an excerpt from a longer work.

Deadline for Submission: Monday, February 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Download Complete Creative Writing Applicant Guide

Funding for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute creative writing program is generously provided, in part, by the Neustadt Charitable Trust Writing Endowment Fund.

Audition Preparation Workshop - optional

Interested in auditioning for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute but don’t know where to start? Check out the videos from our new audition preparation workshops below.

Dewey
November 3, 2022
4-7pm
Dewey High School
1 Bulldogger Road, Dewey, OK 74029

Clinician: Dr. Matt Hollrah, Associate Professor of English, University of Central Oklahoma

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Shawnee
November 5, 2022
10am-1pm
Oklahoma Baptist University
500 W University Street, Shawnee, OK 74804

Clinician: Dr. Benjamin Myers, Professor of Literature and English, Oklahoma Baptist University

View audition workshop video