Hi there! I am Okcate Evita Smith, co-founder of Ursa Minor Fiction, LLC, and content editor/manager for A. W. Selby. And just FYI, my first name is pronounced “Oak-cha-de” and means the color scarlet in Mvskoke (Creek). Now you don’t have to ponder the pronunciation or meaning when you read my posts. Woohoo!
Anyway, down to business.
When I moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, from the Georgia coast—nearly a decade ago to finish my Theatre Performance degree at TU—I could tell this city had potential. I came in summer 2005, just when Tulsa started to usher in a new era of artistic renaissance.
The downtown area was coming into her own, and the Brady Arts District was just a little thing. Over these past 10 years, I have seen mind-blowing growth in these places, and throughout the city. The people who care about Tulsa have given this city their all—and it shows. Though we still have much to accomplish in T-Town, the passion behind the growth is unstoppable.
I have started a mini-blog to share with you all some of the experiences, the talent, the places that have stolen my heart in our little city, and I will do my best to update weekly.
I won’t claim to be an expert or professional critic on many of the things I will write about, but I will tell you how they make me feel and why I am happy to share them with you—in short, please excuse me while I gush about our happenings. I hope you will enjoy it, and I hope it inspires you to support the homegrown culture we have to offer.