The Cameron University Department of Communication, English and Foreign Languages kicks off the Visiting Writers Series with poet Jill Hawkins on Friday, November 1, at 7 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. The event is open to the public at no charge.
A native Oklahoman and a graduate of the Red Earth MFA program at Oklahoma City University, Hawkins works, lives, and writes from a ranch west of Duncan. While Hawkins is most well-known for her cowboy poetry, her work runs the gamut of multiple genres. She has been published in: The Journal the American Medical Association, Blacktop Passages, Southwestern American Literature, Pink.Girl.Ink., Poeming Pigeon, Mizna, The Endeavor, Dragon Poet Review, Red Earth Review, and other journals and collections. She has served as a judge for the cowboy poetry contest at the National Day of the Cowboy Celebration in Duncan as well as for the State of Oklahoma Poetry Out Loud competition. Hawkins frequently reads from her work at locations throughout the state, including the Woody Guthrie Poets Competition and the Campfire, Cattle and Cowboys Gathering at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.
The Visiting Writers Series is made possible by a grant from Cameron University Lectures and Concerts.
October 28, 2019