National Arts Executive Appears at OC

Dana Gioia, national arts executive, poet and librettist, delivered the keynote lecture for the sixth-annual McBride Lecture for Faith and Literature in October.

He also participated in the Southwest Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, which Oklahoma Christian hosted this year. The conference attracted scholars from surrounding states and across the nation.

“Dana Gioia is an artist whose contributions to American culture are broad as well as deep,” said Dr. Scott LaMascus (84), director of the McBride Center for Faith and Literature. “He is a poet, a musician, a devoted public servant, an accomplished executive, and much more.”

The program was funded in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Additional funding for the McBride Center for Faith & Literature is provided by Oklahoma Christian and its alumni. 

Other sponsors included the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Inasmuch Foundation, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and Best of Books.

Spring 2011

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