Award-Winning Novelist Appears at OC

Alice McDermott, author of six novels and winner of the National Book Award, delivered the seventh-annual McBride Lecture for Faith and Literature in October.

“Alice McDermott is an artist whose novels are loved for many reasons, including their ability to capture the poignancy of American life,” said Dr. Scott LaMascus (84), director of OC’s McBride Center for Faith and Literature.

During her visit, McDermott also participated in writing workshops coordinated by OC professor of writing Dr. Rebecca Briley. 

This program is funded by an endowment provided by family members and OC alumni in honor of Bailey and Joyce McBride. Bailey has taught English at Oklahoma Christian since 1956 and was OC’s chief academic officer for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.



Spring 2012

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