Friday, July 20, 2012


Please join us at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 18th for a Spurr-ebration in the Regents Room on the campus of East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street in Ada, Oklahoma.

Honest, irreverent, hilarious, timeless, unique, Oklahoma's most beloved poet, Jim Spurr, turns 77 years young, and you're invited to help up celebrate (oh to be 76 again ...).

Jim Spurr is a distinguished 82nd Airborne veteran; poet laureate of Shawnee; moderator of the very popular monthly Open Mic; happily married to Aline; and the award-winning author of Open Mike/Thursday Night and Hail Mary, On Two.

In the spirit of Spurr's mantra "Live Out Loud" (Zola), we cordially invite you to join us for a reading by Spurr, followed by a book signing, reception, tributes, and the "Not-Spurr Award" (you are invited to prepare tributes and mock-Spurr poems).

A special thanks to our sponsors The ECU Foundation and to Village Books Press!

With gracious support from the ECU Department of English and Languages, Sigma Tau Delta (the English Honor Society), and the ECU Honors Program.

For additional information, contact Dr. Ken Hada, or 580-559-5557.

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