Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hada Reads in Chickasha on Thursday, March 4th!

Bring a Poem, or not — Hear the Featured Poet — Read Your Own or a Favorite

Have some Fun! Downtown Chickasha!

7:00 p.m. until the Fun Ends

OddFellows Music Hall
118 South 4th Street, Chickasha, OK

(4th Street = Highway 81, between Kansas and Chickasha Avenues)

(Located on the west side with the big red star on the front — Park behind, enter in front or in back)

Featured Poet: Ken Hada

Ken Hada is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Languages at East Central University where he teaches courses in Humanities, American and Ethnic Literatures. In addition to teaching at ECU, he directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival held on the ECU campus the first weekend of each April.

Ken’s has authored three collections of poetry, The Way of the Wind (Village Books Press 2008), Spare Parts (Mongrel Empire Press 2010) and a chapbook of link poems, April Meadows, (1995), that are translated in Japanese by Japanese students at Ogaki Women’s College.

An avid fly-fisherman, canoe and kayak enthusiast, Ken’s research interests and creative writing both increasingly merge in the areas of nature writing and ecology concerns, regionalism and the American west.

Also, Ken is the area chair for Literature: Eco-criticism and the Environment for the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture meeting held annually in Albuquerque. Some of his publications may be found in Southwestern American Literature, College Literature, Ethnic Studies Review, American Indian Culture and Research Journal and Journal of American Studies Association of Texas.

Open mic reading also

Read your own or bring a favorite or two

Refreshments Available for Purchase

Sponsored by the Chickasha Area Arts Council

For more information, contact Rockford Johnson, 224-0160; 317-7506

Directions to Chickasha Poetry Reading

at the Oddfellows Music Hall (118 S. 4th Street = Highway 81)

From OKC on I-44: Exit # 83/US 62, Right on Highway 62, Left on US 81 (= 4th Street),

South 1 ½ blocks to the building with the star on the west side.

From Lawton on I-44: Exit # 81, North on US 81 (= 4th Street) about 2 miles,

3 ½ blocks north of the Sonic Drive-In

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