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Frank X. Walker


Frank X. Walker
Photo by Tracy A. Hawkins

November 29th
5:00 to 6:30 PM
Memorial Student Center Shawkey Room

Affrilachian Experience and Poetry: A Workshop
Poet Frank X. Walker—author of Buffalo Dance, Black Box, and Affrilachia, among other poetry books, and recent recipient of a Lannan Fellowship Award—grew up in Danville, Kentucky. In his poetry workshop, the author will help participants become more aware and appreciative of the lived experiences of African Americans in Central Appalachia. His poetry reading and writing workshop for faculty and students will help participants express their own ideas about race relations and their experience of them at school and in the community, whether a rural community or an urban one in Appalachia.