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Photograph by Tracy A. Hawkins
Frank X Walker led a writing workshop and presented a public reading of his poetry at the Lillian E. Smith Center July 15th & 16th, 2006. Affrilachian poet and author of Buffale Dance which won the Lillian Smith book award. Walker has recently been awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship.
The Lannan awards honor writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature. The fellowships recognize writers of distinctive literary merit who demonstrate potential for continued outstanding work. The final determination of recipients is made by the foundation's literary committee. Walker's award carries a cash prize of $75,000.
Lannan Foundation established its Literary Program in 1987 to support the creation of exceptional poetry and prose written originally in the English language, and to increase the audience for contemporary literature.
Frank X Walker brought a high level of energy and talent to his workshop. Everyone enjoyed his workshop and his reading.
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