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Listings For October, 2017

Listings After October

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Arts Organizations

The Lincoln Arts Council

The Nebraska Arts Council

Nebraska Center for the Book

Humanities Nebraska

the Nebraska Writers Collective

Nebraska Writers Guild

Nebraskans For The Arts


Poetry Resources

American Life in Poetry: A column by Ted Kooser

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City


The Nebraska Center for Writers



The Nebraska Library Commission

Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

The Neihardt State Historic Site

Omaha Public Library


Series and Festivals

The Clean Part Reading Series

The (downtown) omaha lit fest

Feeback at KANEKO

John H. Ames Reading Series

Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains

The Nebraska Book Festival

the no name reading series

The Plains Writers Series

Tuesdays With Writers

Wayne State College Poetry Slams


Presses


The Backwaters Press

Bradypress

Logan House Press

University of Nebraska Press

Nebraska Territory Review

WSC Press and WSC Press Facebook


Independent Bookstores

A Novel Idea Bookstore

The Bookworm bookstore

Indigo Bridge Books


Blogs/Artist Info

The Heartland Voice blog

The H.U.N. Poets

Blog of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors

MidVerse.com

The Plains Song Review blog

Prairie Moon Reading & Music News (Lincoln-area readings)

Pseudo Poseur Productions

The Wordsmiths


National Poetry Resources

For US and worldwide poetry listings, go to The Poetry Kit


Poetryslam.com


September

  • 9/25, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln). For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)

  • 9/26, Tu-- 9:30pm-12:30am, Anna McClellan, Jhalisa Robinson and more read at Pageturners Lounge (5004 Dodge St, Omaha). See all the info at the Facebook Event page.

  • 9/27, W-- 5:30-9pm, Nebraska Writers Workshop at the Ralston Baright Public Library Meeting Room (5555 S 77th St, Ralston). Free! 5:30pm Teens ONLY, 6pm Poetry, 6:30pm Scripting (Stage & Film), 7pm Fiction & Readings for feedback. Facilitated by Sally J. Walker. See full details at: www.nebraskawritersworkshop.info. (every Wednesday)
  • 9/27, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 9/29, F-- 9am (Mountain Time), Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet keynote reading, "Poetry from the Plains," at the 2017 Mari Sandoz Conference "Nebraska 150 and the Future" (Chadron State College, Chadron). Conference and registration information available at www.marisandoz.org/events_activities/2017_conference/.
  • 9/29, F-- 5-7pm, Open Mic Night at Crane Coffee (60th and Center Sts, Omaha). Family friendly performances welcome.

  • 9/30, Sa-- 1-3pm, Omaha Writers Group at Petshop Gallery (2725 N 62nd St, Omaha). A weekly writing workshop open to the public. Bring your work and bring your friends. Every week, Gen provides coffee, snacks, and writing exercises. (every Saturday)
  • 9/30, Sa-- 6pm, Backwaters Press 20th Anniversary Celebration at Hot Shops (1301 Nicholas St, Omaha). With emcee Todd Robinson and music by the Prairie Gators, with food, wine, beer and desserts. Tickets are $40/person or $70/couple.

October

  • 10/1, Su-- 5-7pm, free performance poetry/storytelling writing workshop at Spielbound (3229 Harney St, Omaha). Join Greg Harries to share and generate writing intended for performance. There will be time for feedback on written work, performance development, and writing prompts, with drinks and conversation on the side. (1st and 3rd Sunday)

  • 10/2, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln). For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)

  • 10/4, W-- 5:30-9pm, Nebraska Writers Workshop at the Ralston Baright Public Library Meeting Room (5555 S 77th St, Ralston). Free! 5:30pm Teens ONLY, 6pm Poetry, 6:30pm Scripting (Stage & Film), 7pm Fiction & Readings for feedback. Facilitated by Sally J. Walker. See full details at: www.nebraskawritersworkshop.info. (every Wednesday)
  • 10/4, W-- 7-10pm, (i)N o.NE Slam at the Omaha Rockets Kanteen (2402 Erskine St, Omaha). Doors open at 7, signup by 7:30, 7:45 start time. October and November start slam team qualifiers. See details at the Facebook Event page.
  • 10/4, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 10/5, Th-- 6-8pm, an October Evening at Mo Java (48th and St Paul, Lincoln). This month features poets Rebecca Faber, Deborah T McGinn, Charlene Neely, and Teagan Nicholle Dinslage. See more information at the Facebook Event page.
  • 10/5, Th-- 7pm, Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet reading at the Museum of Nebraska Art: MONA (2401 Central Ave, Kearney) in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Reynolds Reading Series. Free and open to the public.

  • 10/7, Sa-- Noon-1pm, Wings: Poets On Air radio show on Mind and Soul 101.3FM (Omaha). With Michelle Troxclair. (every other Saturday).
  • 10/7, Sa-- 1-3pm, Omaha Writers Group at Petshop Gallery (2725 N 62nd St, Omaha). A weekly writing workshop open to the public. Bring your work and bring your friends. Every week, Gen provides coffee, snacks, and writing exercises. (every Saturday)
  • 10/7, Sa-- 7pm, Red Path Readers at Red Path Gallery (514 Seward St, Seward).

  • 10/9, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln). For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)

  • 10/11, W-- 5:30-9pm, Nebraska Writers Workshop at the Ralston Baright Public Library Meeting Room (5555 S 77th St, Ralston). Free! 5:30pm Teens ONLY, 6pm Poetry, 6:30pm Scripting (Stage & Film), 7pm Fiction & Readings for feedback. Facilitated by Sally J. Walker. See full details at: www.nebraskawritersworkshop.info. (every Wednesday)
  • 10/11, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 10/13, F-- 7pm, Open Mic Poetry Night at Espresso Shoppe by Caravan (419 North Dewey St, North Platte). It's a fun, funny, widely varied group. Poems can be short or long, funny or touching, rhymed or free verse. Musicians too. George Lauby of The North Platte Bulletin emcees and makes you feel comfortable. (2nd and 4th Friday).

  • 10/14, Sa-- 1-3pm, Omaha Writers Group at Petshop Gallery (2725 N 62nd St, Omaha). A weekly writing workshop open to the public. Bring your work and bring your friends. Every week, Gen provides coffee, snacks, and writing exercises. (every Saturday)
  • 10/14, Sa-- 1:30-3:30pm, 2nd Saturday Writing Workshop with Omaha Public Library and Louder Than a Bomb at the Benson Branch library (6015 Binney St, Omaha). This month's workshop is led by poet Portia Love. (2nd Saturday, Oct-April)
  • 10/14, Sa-- 7:30pm, the Omaha Poetry Slam and open mic at OutrSpaces (528 S 24th St, Omaha). It's the longest-running slam in Omaha, often featuring some of the best performance poets in the nation. Open mic starts at 7 followed by the slam. $5, $3 for students. (2nd Saturday of every month)

  • 10/15, Su-- 5-7pm, free performance poetry/storytelling writing workshop at Spielbound (3229 Harney St, Omaha). Join Greg Harries to share and generate writing intended for performance. There will be time for feedback on written work, performance development, and writing prompts, with drinks and conversation on the side. (1st and 3rd Sunday)

  • 10/16, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln). For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)

  • 10/18, W-- 5:30-9pm, Nebraska Writers Workshop at the Ralston Baright Public Library Meeting Room (5555 S 77th St, Ralston). Free! 5:30pm Teens ONLY, 6pm Poetry, 6:30pm Scripting (Stage & Film), 7pm Fiction & Readings for feedback. Facilitated by Sally J. Walker. See full details at: www.nebraskawritersworkshop.info. (every Wednesday)
  • 10/18, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 10/19, Th-- 7-9pm, Feedback reading featuring Rachel McKibbens and Airea D. Matthews at KANEKO (1111 Jones St, Omaha). McKibbens is a New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow, is author of the critically acclaimed volume of poetry, Pink Elephant (Cypher Books, 2009.) and regarded as one of the most dynamic speakers in the country. Matthews first collection of poems, Simulacra, received the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and her work has appeared in Best American Poets 2015. Sponsored by KANEKO and the Nebraska Writers Collective. See more information on this reading and the Saturday (10/21) workshop at thekaneko.org/programs/feedback/.

  • 10/21, Sa-- 11:30am-1:30pm, Feedback writing workshop with Rachel McKibbens and Airea D. Matthews at KANEKO (1111 Jones St, Omaha). McKibbens is a New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow, is author of the critically acclaimed volume of poetry, Pink Elephant (Cypher Books, 2009.) and regarded as one of the most dynamic speakers in the country. Matthews first collection of poems, Simulacra, received the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and her work has appeared in Best American Poets 2015. Sponsored by KANEKO and the Nebraska Writers Collective. To register and to see more information on this workshop and the Thursday (10/19) reading, go to thekaneko.org/programs/feedback/.
  • 10/21, Sa-- Noon-1pm, Wings: Poets On Air radio show on Mind and Soul 101.3FM (Omaha). With Michelle Troxclair. (every other Saturday).
  • 10/21, Sa-- 1-3pm, Omaha Writers Group at Petshop Gallery (2725 N 62nd St, Omaha). A weekly writing workshop open to the public. Bring your work and bring your friends. Every week, Gen provides coffee, snacks, and writing exercises. (every Saturday)

  • 10/22, Su-- 1pm, Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet and Charles "Chuck" Peek of Kearney reading/ book signing at The Bookworm (2501 South 90th Street, Suite 111, Omaha). Free and open to the public. See more at www.bookwormomaha.com/event/twyla-hansen-and-charles-peek-will-sign.

  • 10/23, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln). For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)

  • 10/24, Tu-- 7pm, reading by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib at location TBA. Watch this space for more information. Sponsored by the Nebraska Writers Collective.

  • 10/25, W-- 5:30-9pm, Nebraska Writers Workshop at the Ralston Baright Public Library Meeting Room (5555 S 77th St, Ralston). Free! 5:30pm Teens ONLY, 6pm Poetry, 6:30pm Scripting (Stage & Film), 7pm Fiction & Readings for feedback. Facilitated by Sally J. Walker. See full details at: www.nebraskawritersworkshop.info. (every Wednesday)
  • 10/25, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 10/27-28, F-Sa-- the second annual MCC Creative Writing Forum with keynote speaker Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib. For more information, see mccneb.edu/writingforum.

  • 10/27, F-- 7pm, Open Mic Poetry Night at Espresso Shoppe by Caravan (419 North Dewey St, North Platte). It's a fun, funny, widely varied group. Poems can be short or long, funny or touching, rhymed or free verse. Musicians too. George Lauby of The North Platte Bulletin emcees and makes you feel comfortable. (2nd and 4th Friday).

  • 10/28, Sa-- 1-3pm, Omaha Writers Group at Petshop Gallery (2725 N 62nd St, Omaha). A weekly writing workshop open to the public. Bring your work and bring your friends. Every week, Gen provides coffee, snacks, and writing exercises. (every Saturday)
  • 10/28, Sa-- 7-9:30pm, Gratitude Café Writer's Night at the Gratitude Café & Bakery (1551 N. Cotner, Lincoln). The only prime time weekend writer's night in town, with a featured reading, open mic and discussion for poets, novelists, and short story writers. (4th Saturday).

  • 10/30, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln). For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)

Coming Up:

  • 11/12, Su-- 5-9pm, 2017 Neihardt Center Laureate's Feast at Metropolitan Community College's Fort Omaha Campus (Swanson Conference Center Bldg 22) The event will feature the presentation of the Neihardt Foundation’s 2017 Word Sender award to Tim Anderson. Anderson is the author of “Lonesome Dreamer: The Life of John G. Neihardt” published by the University of Nebraska Press. The evening event will include a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with musical entertainment, a gourmet meal prepared by the Metro Community College Institute of Culinary Arts, plus live and silent auctions. Reservations required. For more information, see www.neidhardtcenter.org.

  • 11/14, Tu-- 7pm, Poet TBA reading inside the cool and beautiful G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture (2010 University Drive, Kearney). The series is produced by Rick Brown and Mark Foradori. The website is prairieartbrothers.com.

  • 11/17, F-- 8pm, Tapestries at The Reign Lounge (8919 N. 30th St, Omaha). More soon as Tapestries returns.





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