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Tickets on sale for Lisa Wingate: OSU alumna headlines library fundraiser on Nov. 4

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Media Contact: Bonnie Cain-Wood | Manager, Communication Services of University Libraries | 405-744-7331 |

According to Booklist, “Lisa Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller.”

The noted author and OSU alumna will share her own story with guests of the H. Louise & H.E. “Ed” Cobb Speaker Series on Nov. 4. The keynote dinner and book signing will be held at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center on the Stillwater campus.

Wingate is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of over 30 novels, including the instant NYT bestseller “The Book of Lost Friends” and “Before We Were Yours,” which remained on the NYT list for over two years and has sold over three million copies. She is a Goodreads Choice award winner for historical fiction and a Southern Book Prize winner. 

“The Cobb Series is an annual highlight,” Dean of Libraries Sheila Johnson said. “It’s wonderful we’ll be honoring one of our outstanding alumni this year.”

The event is made possible through an endowment created and supported by the Cobb family. Wingate’s appearance marks the 30th event in the Cobb Series. The annual fundraiser has been on hiatus for the last two years due to COVID-19 concerns.

“We originally booked Lisa Wingate for our 2020 event,” Johnson said. “We’ve been waiting a while to host her, and this year is extra special because it also serves as the official kick off of the Edmon Low Library’s 70th anniversary celebration.”

To purchase tickets, visit or call 405-744-6322. Individual tickets are $125 each, and half the cost is a tax-deductible gift to the Friends of the OSU Library. Tables and sponsorships are also available.

The Friends of the OSU Library help provide students with the books, materials and equipment they need to be successful in their studies. Proceeds from the Cobb Speaker Series allow the Library to improve physical spaces, provide inspiration with special programs and museum-quality exhibits, and launch new services like technology checkout programs and extended hours of operation.

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