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Grant Jenkins, PhD, served as the master of ceremonies during the inaugural TAF Writer’s Salon.

TAF’s inaugural Writer’s Salon, in partnership with Book Smart Tulsa, was held at the Woody Guthrie Center on Wednesday, May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tulsa Artist Fellows (L to R) Colleen Abel, Arigon Starr, Dan Musgrave.

The Woody Guthrie Center’s auditorium served as the perfect backdrop for the variety of work presented by the TAF Fellows.

Arigon Starr, an award-winning musician, actor, and produced playwright performed multiple songs throughout the evening.  Starr is a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma and is the creator of the the comic book, ‘Super Indian,’ after its debut as a broadcast radio show in 2007.

Writer Salon attendees gather prior to the readings.

Colleen Abel read from her recently published book of poetry, Remake, which won the Unicorn Press’ 2015 Editors Prize. Colleen’s work has appeared in Colorado Review, Pleiades, The Southern Review, Phoebe, West Branch and many other outlets.

Dan Musgrave, a recent graduate from the MFA Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, shared from his collection of essays.

Grant Jenkins, PhD, Associate Professor of English at the University of Tulsa was the master of ceremonies during the event.

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