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Dear Oklahoma

Jan 31, 2020

In this live episode, we kick off the second season of Dear Oklahoma and celebrate Teresa Miller’s induction into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. This induction ceremony features a conversation with Rilla Askew and Teresa Miller. Special guest P.C. Cast, who is a number one New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, introduces Rilla and Teresa and explains why Teresa has been instrumental to her successful writing career.

Teresa Miller is the author of Remnants of Glory, Family Correspondence, and Means of Transit: A Slightly Embellished Memoir. She contributed an essay honoring her friend Pat Conroy titled, “Pat Conroy and Telephone Noir,” in Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, and is the co-editor of the anthology, Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals. Many people also know Teresa for her literary activism. She is the founder of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers and started the Center’s Celebration of Books event. She hosted the beloved OETA television series “Writing Out Loud,” and interviewed such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Edward Albee, and Isabel Allende. Teresa shares stories about her writing life and about the many writers she has crossed paths with over the years, including Harper Lee and Billie Letts.

Lindsey and Emily chat with Teresa and Rilla about the importance of friendship, the ever-changing publishing industry, and the necessity of taking part in one’s literary community.