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SCC International Festival Kicks Off with Frank X Walker Lecture

Oct 02, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Laurel Campus N, Bldg. 3, Rm. 113

The Somerset Community College 2013 International Festival will begin with this event at the Laurel Campus. The rest of the schedules can be found on the International Festival webpage.

Cultural Appreciation and Heritage Preservation Lecture

frank x walkerWednesday, October 2, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Laurel Campus North, Bldg. 3, Rm. 113
No admission charge

Please join us for an informative lecture concerning cultural appreciation and heritage preservation featuring:

Mr. Frank X Walker

The Lexington poet, author and teacher has been named Kentucky's 2013-14 Poet Laureate. He is the first black writer to receive the honor.  Walker, who created the term "Affrilachia" to unify Appalachian and African-American culture and history, will be visiting our campus to inspire students, faculty, and staff alike to take pride in their heritage.

Walker, a Danville native, is the author of five collections of poetry and is an established playwright. An Associate Professor in the University of Kentucky’s department of English, he is also the director of the African-American and Africana studies program and the head of the Affrilachian Poets movement.