On Wednesday, August 3, Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Ken Hada. An open reading will follow. During renovations at Ken Hada to read at Caffè Lena, this event will be held at Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m., and the readings will start at 7 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser. This event is free.
Raised in the rural Ozarks, with close ties to his Hungarian ancestors in the gypsum hills of northwest Oklahoma, Ken Hada finds the natural order a powerful presence for writing. In addition to multiple journal publications, his work has been featured four times on The Writer’s Almanac. Ken has received national awards from the Western Heritage Museum and Western Writers of America. His six published books include Persimmon Sunday, Spare Parts, Margaritas & Redfish, The Way of the Wind and The River White: A Confluence of Brush & Quill. Ken Hada is a professor at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival. Reviews and other information are available at www.kenhada.org.