Ken Waldman

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During the week leading up to NAFF16, Alaskan fiddler, poet and storyteller, Ken Waldman will conduct workshops and community outreach. His visit will culminate in a free public performance, along with Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers, The Early Mays and other friends at the Indiana Theater. Sponsored by the Lively Arts at IUP. Please check back for updates and more information. For more about NAFF16 musical performers and the rest of our lineup, click here.

Troubadour Ken Waldman

Troubadour Ken Waldman

Writing Workshop

6:30-8:30PM Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Indiana Free Library 845 Philadelphia St.
Free to the Public
“The more you write, the luckier you get,” says Ken. In a addition to being a fiddler with nine CDs to his credit, he is also a former college professor with an MFA in creative writing. His workshop is open to writers of any age, experience, and ability. Ken will help participants start four new pieces and teach strategies for beginning many more.

Ken has published six full-length poetry collections, a memoir and a children’s book. His work has appeared in Poet Lore, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poets & Writers, Quarterly West, and other journals.


Free Public Concert

7PM Thursday, September 8, 2016 Doors 6:30PM
Indiana Theater 637 Philadelphia St.
A NAFF Kick-Off Event sponsored by the Lively Arts at IUP

See Ken Waldman in a free performance that will include Pittsburgh musicians, Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers, the all-female roots trio, The Early Mays, plus local guests. A benefit jam session and after-party immediately follows, 9:30PM at HB Culpeppers (653 Phila. Street) -$10 donation at the door supports NAFF