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Ken Hada will be part of CU Festival X Reading Series

Poet, author and professor Ken Hada will be featured Saturday as part of the Cameron University Festival X Reading Series, held in conjunction with the academic festival "American Identities in the 21st Century."

The public is invited to hear Hada read selections from his award-winning poetry collections at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, 816 W. Gore. The event is free and will be followed by an open mic opportunity for others who wish to read their work. 

Hada, poet and professor at East Central University and the director of the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, finds the natural order a powerful presence for writing. His work received the 2017 South Central Modern Language Association Prize for poetry, and his poems have been featured on the NPR program, "The Writer's Almanac." His book, "Spare Parts," received the Wrangler Award from the National Western Heritage Museum. His work has also been recognized as a finalist for the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America as well as the Oklahoma Book Awards.

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