October 7, 2009—Ken Waldman, known as “Alaska’s Fiddling Poet,” will be on the Belhaven College campus for a performance and master class on October 22 and 23, respectively. Waldman, a singer, songwriter, poet, nonfiction author, and storyteller, has performed and taught at venues and schools across the nation, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. With six collections of published poetry, one nonfiction memoir, and nine music cds of his old-time Appalachian style fiddling, Waldman has earned his title as “Alaska’s Fiddling Poet.” He has also been nominated for five Pushcart Prizes for his writing.

The October 22nd performance is open to the public at just $5 per person, and it is free for Belhaven faculty, staff, and students. The show will begin at 7:00 pm in Barber Auditorium. Ken Waldman’s dynamic performance is geared towards the entire family, so all ages are welcome. Please call 601-965-7044 for details.

Belhaven College is well known for its commitment to the arts, and it is one of only 30 schools in the United States to be nationally accredited in all arts programs: dance, music, theatre and visual arts. Likewise, Belhaven College is the only Christian college in the U.S. offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing and one of only 26 undergraduate institutions offering such a degree.