PCAL to bring back Cultural Enhancement Series

B Turner, Content editor

The Potter College of Arts & Letters has brought back their Cultural Enhancement Series and will host several guest speakers to present to the campus and community. 

The CES was established to provide the campus and community with the opportunity to meet some of the region and nation’s influential artists and intellectuals. The theme of this year’s series is “Kentucky Unexpected”.  

This year’s CES begins on Feb. 8 in Jody Richards Hall Auditorium at 5 p.m. with a talk from William H. Turner, author of “The Harlan Renaissance: Stories of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns.” Turner is from Harlan County and has spent his professional career studying and working on behalf of marginalized communities.    

Ada Limón, 2023 U.S. Poet Laureate, will be joining the WKU community for a night of poetry and prose on Feb. 27. She is the author of six books of poetry and a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. 

Her talk will be in FAC 189 and face masking is requested by Limón.

Willie Carver, the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, will be presenting on March 28 at 5 p.m. at the Jody Richards Hall Auditorium. While serving as an ambassador to the Kentucky Department of Education, he created a platform of inclusion and advocacy for LBGTQ, BIPOC and Appalachian students. 

For every event, admission is free, and the seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Content editor B Turner can be reached at [email protected].