James Baker Hall Foundation celebrating legacy of James Baker Hall on May 1

March 22, 2024 | 12:01 am

Updated March 21, 2024 | 9:18 pm

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James Baker Hall was a Kentucky writer, Poet Laureate and photographer who made an impact on generations of Kentucky writers through his teaching at the University of Kentucky, his writing and photography. He was a member of the famed “Fab Five” group of Kentucky writers as well as the genre defining Lexington Camera Club. To continue his legacy, Hall’s family has created the James Baker Hall Foundation which will hold its opening event on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Center for Literacy, 251 W. 2nd St. in Lexington, Kentucky. The free event will introduce the goals of the new foundation’s mission and vision to provide direct support to Kentucky artists to keep the unique voice of Kentucky strong.

The celebratory event will feature readings by Affrilachian Poets Frank X Walker and Marta
Miranda-Straub as well as Robert Gipe, Maurice Manning and Cecilia Wolach. The program will also feature reading by the current Kentucky Youth Poet Laureate, Zoya Abbas, who attends Lafayette High School in Lexington. To attend the May 1 event at the Carnegie Center for Literacy, go to the James Baker Hall Foundation website, www.jamesbakerhallfoundation.org to RSVP.
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The James Baker Hall Foundation is dedicated to Kentucky writers and photographers. We believe creating art is a sacred gesture that gives testimony to the very fabric of life. Art is the record of our existence. We believe creating art is a vehicle to change individual lives and build communities. We conduct all our work through this lens. These values are the pillars of the James Baker Hall Foundation.

March 22, 2024 | 12:01 am

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