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Paducah Poet Samuel Snacks Hawkins shares from new book at WKCTC October 19

Paducah poet and performer Samuel Snacks Hawkins will share reading from his new book Cut the Lasso at West Kentucky Community and Technical College October 19.

Hawkins will be performing selections for his second book during a one-hour presentation beginning at 11 a.m. in Matheson Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. Hawkins will also sign copies of his book following his presentation. Copies will be available during the event.

Samuel has shared his amazing work with us at WKCTC on several occasions, and he is always a big hit with our students, faculty, staff and community. We are excited to have him back and to get to hear him perform poetry in the way that only he can, said Kim Russell, WKCTC English program coordinator.

Hawkins has conducted over 300 live poetry performances and workshops throughout Kentucky to promote cultural understanding and responsiveness. He also shares his poetry with schools and community groups including diversity forums, cultural presentations, student and staff development, training, mentoring, and tutoring students of underrepresented groups.

In February of this year, Hawkins was also the first recipient of WKCTCs Diversity and Inclusion Award, which was created to recognize and commend outstanding individuals and organizations for their leadership and support of diversity and inclusion.

New students can register for spring classes at WKCTC beginning November 2. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit for class offerings. Spring classes begin January 11.