2017 Learner Awards & Book Signing


We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 OLC Adult Learner of the Year Awards. Deadline: July 20, 2017

Details and Nomination Form

Join us in a celebration of adult learners from across the state!

August 27, 2017
Marriott Conference Center at the NCED
2801 East State HWY 9
Norman, OK 73071

This event is open to the public but please ask that you RSVP.

Join us in honoring the state’s most outstanding adult learners with special guest speaker Alton Carter.

Directly following the awards ceremony, adult learner authors will be available to sign copies of Celebrating Our Journey, Vol. 10. This hugely successful series published by the Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office, showcases the thoughts and writings of Oklahoma adult learners.

Stay for light refreshments and meet Oklahoma author Alton Carter. Copies of Mr. Carter’s inspirational books will be available for purchase.

Special Guest Speaker
Alton Carter

A former foster child and police officer, Alton Carter is director of youth ministries for the First United Methodist Church of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He is author of The Boy Who Carried Bricks, which won the 2016 Oklahoma Book Award, and its sequel, Aging Out, which won the national 2017 In the Margins Award for nonfiction. The father of two sons—Kelton and Colin, he loves spending time with his family, working with youngsters, and fishing. He makes his home in Stillwater, with his wife, Kristin, and his boys. Visit him at www.AltonCarter.net.

This event is made possible by Barnes and Noble, the Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office, Tinker Credit Federal Union, and the Krueger Foundation.