03/25/2013 - DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit Entry to Books that Inspire 2013

This is an invitation to participate in the Books That Inspire: Award Winning Books and Authors exhibit. The exhibit is hosted by the University of Oklahoma Libraries and generously sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department.

If you have been inspired by an award-winning book or author, please send a one-hundred word essay explaining how the book or author inspired you. We have provided a list of literary awards online if you are unsure your favorite book or author has received an award.

Fifty essays will be chosen for exhibit in Bizzell Memorial Library, though all submissions will be included in our virtual exhibit. The exhibit will open April 22, 2013. All University of Oklahoma students, faculty, and staff; Norman community partners; and University of Oklahoma supporters may participate. Daniel Simon, Assistant Director & Editor in Chief, World Literature Today, will serve as the chair of the selection committee.

Please e-mail your essay, title of the book and name of the author, and a photograph of yourself to Tara Reynolds by Monday, March 25, 2013.