The fourth annual summer poetry and fiction reading by the Salonaires, a group of local poets and writers that meet yearly at Salon Ada, a literary and arts “salon” located at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, takes place at 7 p.m. July 28.
This year’s impressive line-up leads off with Ken Hada, professor and poet at East Central University, winner of the 2011 Western Heritage Award for Spare Parts, poetry, 2010, published by Mongrel Empire Press. Alvin Turner, former Dean at East Central University will also read from his new book, Hanging Men, Mongrel Empire Press, 2011. Phil Morgan, Choctaw-Chickasaw will read from his new book, Dynamic Chickasaw Women, due fall 2011 from Chickasaw Press, and Linda Hogan, Chickasaw author of ten books will read from her new work. Other readers include acclaimed poet, Jennifer Kidney; memoirist, and Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy teacher Jim Wilson; and the 2011 Tulsa Library’s Literary Trust Award winner LeAnne Howe, Choctaw, author, playwright and poet.