The Poetry Menu

The Poetry Menu makes event information available to daily and weekly newspapers as well as to a mailing list for poetry fans, so consider this a good, free resource for your events... Omaha poetry, Lincoln poetry, Scottsbluff, Kearney, Wayne, Norfolk, it's all here. Only your help can make this source work. We can't find all the poetry information ourselves, so Please send email with additions, changes, comments, and suggestions to poetrymenu@googlegroups.com.

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Listings For August, 2016

Listings After August

About the Poetry Menu

How to Submit Events

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 (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

OM Center Poetry Events:
OmahaSlam.com

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


July

  • 7/30, Sa-- 2:30-4pm, Coffee and Poems at No More Empty Cups (1502 S 10th St, Omaha). The Poetry Slam Team leaves for the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Decatur, Ga on Sunday, come catch an open rehearsal and performance before they go. Also, slam swag for sale and your tilt campaign than you offerings available for pick up.

August

  • 8/1, 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)

  • 8/2, Tu-- 7pm, Tuesdays with Writers at The South Mill (4736 Prescott, just west of 48th and Prescott, Lincoln). Featured readers TBA. There is an open mic following the feature. For more information, contact Deborah McGinn at dmcginn@lps.org (1st Tuesday of the month)

  • 8/3, W-- 8pm-12am, Acoustic Open Mic for musicians and poets at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Hosted by Spencer. For more information call 402-477-2007. (every Wednesday)

  • 8/4, Th-- 6-8pm, an August Evening at Mo Java (48th and St Paul, Lincoln). This month features a celebration of the life of Bill Kloefkorn, 40 years professor at NE Wesleyan, Nebraska State Poet from 1982 until his death in May 2011. We will have music, poetry of and about Bill, and stories.

  • 8/6, 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)

  • 8/8, 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)

  • 8/9, Tu-- 6-7:30pm, Professional Development for Poets class at KANEKO (1111 Jones St, Omaha). With 3 sessions (June 28, July 19, August 9th (all Tuesdays), sessions will cover different aspects of marketing yourself, publishing your work, both making and building your resume, and more. Led by Matt Mason, Sarah McKinstry-Brown, Jen Lambert, Justin Kemmerling and more. For information and to register, see: thekaneko.org/kaneko-programs/professional-development-for-poets-workshop/.

  • 8/10, W-- 8pm-12am, Acoustic Open Mic for musicians and poets at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Hosted by Spencer. For more information call 402-477-2007. (every Wednesday)

  • 8/11, Th-- 7-8:15pm, INTRODUCING at The Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center room 230 (UNO campus, Omaha). Please join us for the seventh reading in the series, featuring Liz Kay, Lisa Knopp, and a writer from the Youth Emergency Services (YES) community writing program. Q&A and book signing to follow. Event (and parking) is free and open to the public. YES is a local non-profit serving homeless and at-risk youth. This reading series is sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha's low-residency Master's of Fine Arts in Writing Program.

  • 8/12, F-- 7pm, Open Mic Poetry Night at Espresso Shoppe (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).

  • 8/13, 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)

  • 8/13, Sa-- 7:30pm, the OM Center Poetry Slam and open mic (1216 Howard, Omaha). It's the longest-running slam in Omaha, often featuring some of the best performance poets in the nation. Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the slam; sign up BEFORE 7:30 as signup is limited. Hosted by Zedeka Poindexter. $5, $3 for students. Call 402/345-5078 or go to OmahaSlam.com for more information. (2nd Saturday of every month)

  • 8/15, 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)

  • 8/16, Tu-- 7pm, Imaginary Gardens Reading at Mr. Toad (1002 Howard St, Omaha) featuring poets Miles Waggener and Cat Dixon. This monthly series by Michael Skau features talented local poets.

  • 8/17, W-- 8pm-12am, Acoustic Open Mic for musicians and poets at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Hosted by Spencer. For more information call 402-477-2007. (every Wednesday)

  • 8/18, Th-- 7-11pm, Verbal Gumbo with Felicia Webster and Michelle Troxclair at House of Loom (1012 S. 10th St., Omaha). $7, all ages until 9pm, 21+ after. Crabby about the political climate? Want some okra change? Just want to discuss your relationshrimps--or the andouille sausage in your life? Well, Verbal Gumbo is here with some hot, spicey flava with a side o' rice and rhythm. This is the Spoken Word event that promotes our rich diversity of culture and style. Soul session immediately following by DJ Real. (3rd Thursday)

  • 8/20, 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)

  • 8/22, 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)

  • 8/24, W-- 8pm-12am, Acoustic Open Mic for musicians and poets at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Hosted by Spencer. For more information call 402-477-2007. (every Wednesday)

  • 8/26, F-- 7pm, Open Mic Poetry Night at Espresso Shoppe (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).

  • 8/27, 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)

  • 8/27, Sat-- 3pm, SO WHAT SLAM & Indigo Bridge Books present a poetry reading and book signing event with authors Nick Givechi and Samuel Lee at Indigo Bridge Books (701 P St, Suite 102, Lincoln). See our website www.sowhatslam.com for further information or our Facebook Page.

  • 8/27, Sat -- 7pm, SO WHAT SLAM, poetry slam at The Commons (1239 South 14th, Lincoln). $3 suggested. See our website www.sowhatslam.com for further information or our Facebook Page. (4th Saturday)

  • 8/27, 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).

  • 8/29, 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)

  • 8/31, W-- 8pm-12am, Acoustic Open Mic for musicians and poets at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Hosted by Spencer. For more information call 402-477-2007. (every Wednesday)

Coming Up:

  • 9/8-12, Th-M, Write on the River Writers Retreat in the River Inn Resort, a floating inn on the Missouri River (Brownville). Join novelists Karen Getter Shoemaker and Amy Hassinger for a long weekend of Peace, Permission and Page-filling hours. This limited enrollment workshop will include craft talks, individual writing guidance, plenty of free time to write together or alone, and the presence of the river for inspiration. Meals and lodging included. See more at: www.larksongwritersplace.com.

  • 10/22, Sat -- 3pm, SO WHAT SLAM & Indigo Bridge Books present a poetry reading and book signing event with authors Malcolm Kenyon and Ryler Dustin at Indigo Bridge Books (701 P St, Suite 102, Lincoln). See our website www.sowhatslam.com for further information or our Facebook Page.



Many thanks to the Nebraska Center for Writers for providing most of the poet information linked to from here. They are an outstanding resource for information about writers.



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