Pawfectly in Love Celebration on Feb. 9
Join us for a "paw"-fectly lovely signing! Louisa McCune will be signing copies of her book, Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals, on Saturday, Feb. 9 beginning at 11:00 am. Kevin The Greyt, UCO's therapy dog who is a retired racing greyhound, will be in attendance! A portion of the sales from Love Can Be will go to UCO’s therapy dog programs. Free to Live Animal Sanctuary will have animals available for adoption at the event!
Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie said it first and best. This new anthology of poems and prose, Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals, is proof of what love can be, as thirty acclaimed authors join together to champion life in all its forms. This is their gift to the world, not just the artistry of their words, but their vision of an extended community that includes cats, birds, frogs, butterflies, bears, dogs, raccoons, horses--a full-out menagerie of being that enriches us all.
Louisa McCune is the executive director of Kirkpatrick Foundation. She is a board member of Philanthropy Southwest and Animal Grantmakers and serves as an advisory trustee to the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, and Green Box Arts Festival. She is also editor in chief and co-founder of ArtDesk magazine, a member and co-founder of the Oklahoma Roundtable for Animal Welfare, and a member of Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, Club 29. McCune is a past member of the American Society of Magazine Editors and has served on the boards of City Arts Center, the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Wilson Arts, Inc. She is a former committee member for the Thatcher Hoffman Smith prize and judge for the National Magazine Awards.