About Literary Voices

The Event

Literary Voices 2019

The Metropolitan Library System’s Library Endowment Trust is honored to bring Kristin Hannah to Oklahoma City as the featured speaker for the 17th annual Literary Voices© dinner.

Important Information: The the event is being moved to autumn and will be held on September 25, 2019. More details about the event will be posted in the upcoming weeks.

The dinner benefits the Library Endowment Trust, which helps to support the Metropolitan Library System by providing additional funding for programs, materials, and services.

Lee B. Brawner Award

The Lee B. Brawner award honors community members who have made outstanding contributions to libraries and literacy. The award is named in memory of its first recipient, the late Lee B. Brawner, who served as the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Library System from 1971 until 1999.

Lee B. Brawner Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

Previous Literary Voices Speakers

About Literary Voices

Since 2003 the Literary Voices event has brought a series of world renowned authors to Oklahoma City for a fundraising dinner benefiting the Library Endowment Trust and the Metropolitan Library System. The event also honors community members who have made outstanding contributions to libraries and literacy with the Lee B. Brawner Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is named in memory of its first recipient, the late Lee B. Brawner, who served as the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Library System from 1971 until 1999.


About the Library Endowment Trust

The Library Endowment Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing individuals with the opportunity to impact the community through charitable giving to the Metropolitan Library System since 1986.


About the Metropolitan Library System

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 19 libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Patience S. Latting Northwest Library, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, Southern Oaks and Wright in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Harrah, Jones, Luther, Nicoma Park, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Our digital library is always open 24/7 at www.metrolibrary.org.