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Prize for the Fire: A Novel (2022) presentation by author Rilla Askew

September 5, 2023, 7 p.m.

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On Tuesday, September 5, at 7 p.m., Oklahoma author Rilla Askew will present her newest book, Prize for the Fire: A Novel (2022), at the Museum of the Western Prairie. The book follows the story of Anne Askew and her struggle against the Tudor patriarchy of 16th-century England.

Askew was born in Poteau and raised in the Bartlesville area. Askew graduated from the University of Tulsa. She has taught at several universities, including the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma. In 2002, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Askew is also the author of Fire in Beulah, Harpsong, and an essay collection, Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place.

The event is free and open to the public. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Dr. in Altus. For more information, please call 580-482-1044.



September 5, 2023
7 p.m.
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Museum of the Western Prairie
1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521