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Listings For July, 2018

Listings After July

About the Poetry Menu

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Donation Info


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

Nebraska Wesleyan Reading Series

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


June

Event of the Month: Stephen Dinsmore and Ted Kooser: Pairings of Paintings and Poems at Modern Arts Midtown (3615 Dodge St, Omaha) through 6/29, 11am-6pm Tu-Sa. Details at ModernArtsMidtown.com.

  • 6/20, 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)
  • 6/20, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 6/21-7/8, Th-Su-- 8pm curtain (Some different, see schedule), Shakespeare On The Green at Young Park (411-1/2 N Elmwood Rd, Omaha). Nebraska Shakespeare presents Much Ado About Nothing 6/21-24, 7/2, 5, and 7; King John 6/28-30, 7/1, 6, and 8; and Julius Caesar 7/7-8. See details at www.NebraskaShakespeare.com.

  • 6/21, Th-- 7pm, reading by Rex Walton and Teagan Nicholle Dinslage at PostScript (1434 Silver St, Ashland).
  • 6/21, Th-- 7:30-10:30pm, the WORD- a jazz infused spoken word open mic at The Opollo Music Hall (6052 Maple Street, Omaha). A monthly spoken word night created, hosted and founded by Withlove,Felicia of the former VeRBal GuMBO & The Love Down Below. Doors open at 7:30, show kicks off 8. $10 at the door, food to purchase and Vendors, $5 CiricTails. Poetry open mic list open until 9:30. (3rd Thursday)

  • 6/22, 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).
  • 6/22, F-- 9pm, The Love Down Below at Omaha Rockets Kanteen (24th and Lake Sts, Omaha). A love variety show that delves into spoken word performances, games, raffles, food, dancing, live musical guests and other exploratory opportunities to merge the body, mind and soul creatively. It's where honest conversations about love and love expressions can take place in a safe space. $10 General Admission ($15 -$20 RSVP Limited Seating). See more at the Facebook page. (4th Friday)

  • 6/23, Sa-- 1-4pm, Yoga and Writing Summer Juncture Retreat at Thornwood Yoga Studio (1427 Silver Street, Ashland). Celebrate the arrival of summer by checking in with your intentions, motivation, and goals for the new season. Beginners (in yoga & writing) welcome as we explore ourselves through an exploration of energy, meditation, yoga poses, writing prompts, and a rich exchange of ideas. Co-taught with Mandy Mowers, an Omaha-based writer, editor, and writing coach. See more details and registration info at the Facebook Event page.
  • 6/23, 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)
  • 6/23, 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).

  • 6/24, Su-- 2pm, a reading from 2018 One Book One Nebraska selection Nebraska Presence at the School House Art Gallery (427 Main St, Brownville), hosted by the Brownville Fine Arts Association. See more on this One Book One Nebraska selection at onebook.nebraska.gov.

  • 6/25, 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)

  • 6/27, 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)
  • 6/27, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 6/28, Th-- 7pm, feedback reading at KANEKO (1111 Jones St, Omaha). This session brings featured writers Teri Grimm and Dan Boster. Feedback is a one-of-a-kind reading where writers share works in progress and receive questions and feedback from members of the audience in a discussion on creative writing. To See more on this reading and the June 30 writing workshop, go to TheKaneko.org.

  • 6/30, Sa-- 11:30am-1:30pm, feedback writing workshop at KANEKO (1111 Jones St, Omaha). This session brings featured writers Teri Grimm and Dan Boster leading a writing workshop based on elements from the June 28 reading. To register for this workshop as well as to see more on it and the June 28 reading, go to TheKaneko.org.
  • 6/30, 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)

July

  • 7/1, Su-- 7:30pm, Tapestries at The Omaha Lounge (1505 Farnam St, Omaha). Poetry, music and fun. No cover, love donations only. See more at the Facebook Event page. (first Sunday)

  • 7/2, 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)

  • 7/4?, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 7/5, Th-- 6-8pm, an Evening at Mo Java (48th and St Paul, Lincoln). This month features poets along with a musician TBA. See more at the reading's Facebook page.

  • 6/21-7/8, Th-Su-- 8pm curtain (Some different, see schedule), Shakespeare On The Green at Young Park (411-1/2 N Elmwood Rd, Omaha). Nebraska Shakespeare presents Much Ado About Nothing 6/21-24, 7/2, 5, and 7; King John 6/28-30, 7/1, 6, and 8; and Julius Caesar 7/7-8. See details at www.NebraskaShakespeare.com.

  • 7/6/18, F-- 7-10pm, Omaha Slam Team show at Harvester Artspace Lofts (1000 S Main St, Council Bluffs, IA). Come help send the Omaha Slam Team to compete at the National Slam in Chicago. There will be poetry readings by past slam team members, refreshments, a raffle and a silent auction. A $7 ticket includes refreshments, entertainment and 1 raffle ticket. More will be available for purchase at the event. See more at the Facebook Event page.

  • 7/7, 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)
  • 7/7, Sa-- 7:30pm, the (i)N o.NE Slam and Open Mic at The Hub (604 S 24th St, Omaha). The Urban Voize team invites you to come watch and/or compete in a 3-round poetry slam. $3 entry. No alcohol or drinks provided so please bring your own beverage of choice. See more at the Facebook Group. (1st Saturday)

  • 7/9, 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)

  • 7/11, 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)
  • 7/11, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 7/12, Th-- 9pm, Loving the Mic Open Mic Night at Love's Jazz and Art Center (2510 N 24th St, Omaha). For singers, poets, musicians, artists, and spectators. Hosted by Enjoli. See more at the event's Facebook page. (2nd and 4th Thursdays)

  • 7/13, 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).

  • 7/14, 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)
  • 7/14, Sa-- 7:30pm, The Omaha Poetry Slam and open mic at OutrSpaces (1258 S. 13th Street, 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. $10 Suggested Donation supports the artists and OutrSpaces. (2nd Saturday of every month)

  • 7/16, 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)

  • 7/18, 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)
  • 7/18, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 7/19, Th-- 7:30-10:30pm, the WORD- a jazz infused spoken word open mic at The Opollo Music Hall (6052 Maple Street, Omaha). A monthly spoken word night created, hosted and founded by Withlove,Felicia of the former VeRBal GuMBO & The Love Down Below. Doors open at 7:30, show kicks off 8. $10 at the door, food to purchase and Vendors, $5 CiricTails. Poetry open mic list open until 9:30. (3rd Thursday)

  • 7/21, 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)

  • 7/23, 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)

  • 7/25, 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)
  • 7/25/18, W, 7-8:30pm, The Backwaters Press July Reading at Gallery 1516 (1516 Leavenworth St, Omaha) featuring poets JV Brummels, Marjorie Saiser, and Barbara Schmitz. See more at the Facebook Event page.
  • 7/25, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 7/27, 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).
  • 7/27, F-- 9pm, The Love Down Below at Omaha Rockets Kanteen (24th and Lake Sts, Omaha). A love variety show that delves into spoken word performances, games, raffles, food, dancing, live musical guests and other exploratory opportunities to merge the body, mind and soul creatively. It's where honest conversations about love and love expressions can take place in a safe space. $10 General Admission ($15 -$20 RSVP Limited Seating). See more at the Facebook page. (4th Friday)

  • 7/28/18, W, 11am-2pm, The Backwaters Press presents The Unblocked Workshop at Gallery 1516 (1516 Leavenworth St, Omaha) led by poet Marjorie Saiser. We’ll look at some well-known poems, talk about how poems can happen, how they are embedded in the ordinary life, and some ways to revise. Please bring a little curiosity and something to write with. Free. Find information and registration info at the Facebook Event page.
  • 7/28, 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)
  • 7/28, 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).

  • 7/30, 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:

  • 8/25, Sa-- Nebraska Book Fest in Lincoln, more info TBA.





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