The Poetry Menu

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October

  • 10/14, M-- 6:30-8pm, Presentation by Javier Avila at MCC Fort Omaha Campus (Swanson Conference Center, Room 201). Avila sheds light on what it means to be a diverse citizen in this changing political climate. Drawing on the arts, education and entertainment, Avila delivers a powerful message about who we are as a society. Through his poetry, autobiography and humor, Avila examines the complexities of identify as a cultural construction: from his earliest notions of identity in his native Puerto Rico to his eventual identity re-assignment as an adult living on the mainland. Free and Open to the Public. For more information, contact bvelazquez@mccneb.edu or 531-622-2253.

  • 10/14, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln) hosted by Jeff Martinson. For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)


  • 10/15, Tu-- 12-4pm, N. O. W. Group (North Omaha Writer's Group) at the Florence Branch Library (2920 Bondesson St, Omaha). This is a new group open to new members, so come join. This group will be for Poets, Fiction and Screenplay writers 19 yrs of age and up. Organized by Lillian Armstrong. Free. (every Tuesday)

  • 10/15, Tu-- 6pm, Nebraska Shakespeare presents Othello at Lauritzen Gardens (Omaha) as part of Shakespeare on tour. For more information and other dates, see NebraskaShakespeare.com.

  • 10/15, Tu-- 7pm, the Imaginary Gardens Reading Series at Mr. Toad (1002 Howard St, Omaha) featuring Barbara Schmitz and Sarah Voss. This monthly series is run by Michael Skau and is a forum for creative writers who have published books. See more at the Facebook Event page.

  • 10/15, Tu-- 8pm, Open Mic at Brokedown Palace (8805 Maple St, Omaha). (every Tuesday)


  • 10/16, 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)

  • 10/16, W-- 7:30-9pm, Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains Coaches Showcase at The Capitol District (1022 Capitol Ave, Omaha). The NWC is thrilled to announce a new partnership with The Capitol District at their stunning outdoor venue. You won't want to miss this incredible line-up of poets and Louder Than a Bomb Great Plains coaches, including performances from Celine Haynes, Celie Knudsen, Lite Pole, and Trac Schacht. Admission is FREE, though we encourage you to arrive early for dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants. See more at the Facebook Event page.

  • 10/16, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free! (every Wednesday)

  • 10/16, W-- 8-10pm, Open Mic Poetry and Music at Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Signup at 7:30. See more at www.meadowlarkcoffee.org. (every Wednesday)

  • 10/16, W-- 9pm-1am, Lincoln Open Mic Night at Night Owl Pub (3233 S. 13th St, Lincoln). Poetry and music! (every Wednesday)

  • 10/16, W-- 9pm, Open Mic at American Dream (Lower Level, 7402 F St, Omaha). Poets, Comedians, whoever. American Dream is Omaha's only multi venue with a hangout bar, music hall, showgirl/stripclub, outside concert garden, and more. (every Wednesday)


  • 10/17, Th-- 6-8pm, Metaphorically Speaking at Calvary Lutheran Church (2788 Franklin, Lincoln). An open mic run by Rhonda Rieck-Rush and Tony 3crows. (every Thursday)

  • 10/17, Th-- 7pm, Poetry Reading with Marge Saiser and Karen Shoemaker at Francie & Finch Bookshop (130 S 13th St, Lincoln). See full details at the Facebook Event page.


  • 10/18, F-- 7pm, Nebraska Shakespeare presents Othello at The Sun Theatre (Gothenburg) as part of Shakespeare on tour. For more information and other dates, see NebraskaShakespeare.com.


  • 10/19, 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)


  • 10/20, Su-- 6pm, Nebraska Shakespeare presents Othello at Valentine High School (Valentine) as part of Shakespeare on tour. For more information and other dates, see NebraskaShakespeare.com.


  • 10/21, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln) hosted by Jeff Martinson. For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)

  • 10/21, M-- 7pm, Nebraska Shakespeare presents Othello at Ainsworth High School (Ainsworth) as part of Shakespeare on tour. For more information and other dates, see NebraskaShakespeare.com.


  • 10/22, Tu-- 12-4pm, N. O. W. Group (North Omaha Writer's Group) at the Florence Branch Library (2920 Bondesson St, Omaha). This is a new group open to new members, so come join. This group will be for Poets, Fiction and Screenplay writers 19 yrs of age and up. Organized by Lillian Armstrong. Free. (every Tuesday)

  • 10/22, Tu-- 8pm, Open Mic at Brokedown Palace (8805 Maple St, Omaha). (every Tuesday)


  • 10/23, W-- 5:15pm, Nebraska Shakespeare presents Othello at Aurora High School (Aurora) as part of Shakespeare on tour. For more information and other dates, see NebraskaShakespeare.com.

  • 10/23, 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)

  • 10/23, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free! (every Wednesday)

  • 10/23, W-- 8-10pm, Open Mic Poetry and Music at Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Signup at 7:30. See more at www.meadowlarkcoffee.org. (every Wednesday)

  • 10/23, W-- 9pm-1am, Lincoln Open Mic Night at Night Owl Pub (3233 S. 13th St, Lincoln). Poetry and music! (every Wednesday)

  • 10/23, W-- 9pm, Open Mic at American Dream (Lower Level, 7402 F St, Omaha). Poets, Comedians, whoever. American Dream is Omaha's only multi venue with a hangout bar, music hall, showgirl/stripclub, outside concert garden, and more. (every Wednesday)


  • 10/24, Th-- 6-8pm, Metaphorically Speaking at Calvary Lutheran Church (2788 Franklin, Lincoln). An open mic run by Rhonda Rieck-Rush and Tony 3crows. (every Thursday)

  • 10/24, Th-- 6-9pm, Lincoln Open Mic Night at the Gateway Mall Food Court (6100 O St, Lincoln). Poetry and music. (fourth Thursday)


  • 10/25, F-- 5-7pm, Open Mic at Crane Coffee (60th and Center Sts, Omaha). All family friendly acts are welcomed. Email cranecoffeeopenmic@gmail.com for questions or to reserve a spot. (last Friday)

  • 10/25-26, F-Sa, The 4th Annual MCC Creative Writing Forum at Kaneko (1111 Jones St, Omaha) on Friday and at the Fort Omaha Campus (5300 N 30th St, Omaha) on Saturday. Opening reception and Keynote reading by F. Douglas Brown on Oct 25. Oct 26th has workshops, readings, and craft talks (lunch provided). $25 general registration tickets. Get early bird pricing if you register before October 1. See details at the Facebook Event page.

  • 10/25, 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).

  • 10/25, F-- 7:30-9:30pm, Book Launch Event for Scream Queen by Kiara Nicole Letcher at Wilson & Washburn (1407 Harney St, Omaha).


  • 10/26, 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)

  • 10/26, 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).


  • 10/27, Su-- 7-10pm, Local Author Night: Halloween Stories at The Happy Raven (122 N 11th St, Lincoln). Enjoy hearing short (5 - 15 minute) works themed with all things creepy, spooky, mysterious, weird, and/or terrifying. For more information and to request to read, check the Facebook Event page.

  • 10/27, Su-- 7pm-midnight, A Sunday Kind of Love: R&B and Poetry Open Mic Le Ventre: A Collaborative Space by The Dopest Art (1226 South 20th Street, Omaha). Hosted by Jus B For questions and inquiries about performing or being involved please contact Angela at: thedopestart@gmail.com or by messaging Le Ventre. (last Sunday)


  • 10/28, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln) hosted by Jeff Martinson. For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)


  • 10/29, Tu-- 12-4pm, N. O. W. Group (North Omaha Writer's Group) at the Florence Branch Library (2920 Bondesson St, Omaha). This is a new group open to new members, so come join. This group will be for Poets, Fiction and Screenplay writers 19 yrs of age and up. Organized by Lillian Armstrong. Free. (every Tuesday)

  • 10/29, Tu-- 8pm, Open Mic at Brokedown Palace (8805 Maple St, Omaha). (every Tuesday)


  • 10/30, W-- 4-5pm, Northeast Community College's Visiting Writers Series presents Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason at the College Welcome Center (1108 B, Norfolk). More info TBA.

  • 10/30, 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)

  • 10/30, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free! (every Wednesday)

  • 10/30, W-- 8-10pm, Open Mic Poetry and Music at Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Signup at 7:30. See more at www.meadowlarkcoffee.org. (every Wednesday)

  • 10/30, W-- 9pm-1am, Lincoln Open Mic Night at Night Owl Pub (3233 S. 13th St, Lincoln). Poetry and music! (every Wednesday)

  • 10/30, W-- 9pm, Open Mic at American Dream (Lower Level, 7402 F St, Omaha). Poets, Comedians, whoever. American Dream is Omaha's only multi venue with a hangout bar, music hall, showgirl/stripclub, outside concert garden, and more. (every Wednesday)


  • 10/31, Th-- 6-8pm, Metaphorically Speaking at Calvary Lutheran Church (2788 Franklin, Lincoln). An open mic run by Rhonda Rieck-Rush and Tony 3crows. (every Thursday)


November

  • 11/2, 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)


  • 11/3, Su-- 7:30pm, Tapestries at The Omaha Lounge (1505 Farnam St, Omaha). Poetry, music and fun. Get woven with our hosts Michelle Troxclair, Anissa Lennox and Michelle Eva Bleu. No cover, love donations only. See more at the Facebook Event page. (first Sunday)

  • 11/3, Su-- 10pm, The Midwest Poetry Vibe at the Sand Bar (3809 N 90th St, Omaha) with special guests Michelle Troxclair, Steffon, WithLove Felicia, Lite Pole and Shanketta Newsom.


  • 11/4, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln) hosted by Jeff Martinson. For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)


  • 11/5, Tu-- 12-4pm, N. O. W. Group (North Omaha Writer's Group) at the Florence Branch Library (2920 Bondesson St, Omaha). This is a new group open to new members, so come join. This group will be for Poets, Fiction and Screenplay writers 19 yrs of age and up. Organized by Lillian Armstrong. Free. (every Tuesday)

  • 11/5, Tu-- 8pm, Open Mic at Brokedown Palace (8805 Maple St, Omaha). (every Tuesday)


  • 11/6, 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)

  • 11/6, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free! (every Wednesday)

  • 11/6, W-- 8-10pm, Open Mic Poetry and Music at Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Signup at 7:30. See more at www.meadowlarkcoffee.org. (every Wednesday)

  • 11/6, W-- 9pm-1am, Lincoln Open Mic Night at Night Owl Pub (3233 S. 13th St, Lincoln). Poetry and music! (every Wednesday)

  • 11/6, W-- 9pm, Open Mic at American Dream (Lower Level, 7402 F St, Omaha). Poets, Comedians, whoever. American Dream is Omaha's only multi venue with a hangout bar, music hall, showgirl/stripclub, outside concert garden, and more. (every Wednesday)


  • 11/7, Th-- 6-8pm, a November Evening at Mo Java (48th and St Paul, Lincoln). This month features poets along with a musician. See more at the reading's Facebook page.

  • 11/7, Th-- 6-8pm, Metaphorically Speaking at Calvary Lutheran Church (2788 Franklin, Lincoln). An open mic run by Rhonda Rieck-Rush and Tony 3crows. (every Thursday)

  • 11/7, 7-10pm, Melissa Lozada-Oliva Reading and UNL Grand Slam at the UNL Ballroom (Nebraska Union, 14th and R Sts, Lincoln). Come join the Nebraska Writers Collective, Slam Poetry UNL, and UNL's Creative Writing Program for a reading by Melissa Lozada-Oliva at 7 and the last poetry slam of the semester at 8. The event is free and open to the public to watch and any UNL student can compete in the slam. Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a nationally-recognized writer and performer living in New York City. Her Amazon-best-selling book Peluda (Button poetry) explores, interrogates and redefines the intersections of Latina identity, feminism, hair removal & what it means to belong. See more at the Facebook Event page.


  • 11/8, F-- 5:30-8pm, Empowering Our Native Voices open mic at The B Side of Benson Theatre (6058 Maple St, Omaha). Open to performers who are native youth and young adults (24 and under) with a voice: music, rap, slam poetry, spoken word or any talent you would like to share. Featuring Dominique Morgan. Sign up at www.somsne.com/open-mic-registration/. For more information, contact Nicole, Jen or Nate at 402-346-0902 extensions 219, 223, 222.

  • 11/8, 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).


  • 11/9, 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)

  • 11/9, Sa-- 2:30pm, the Nebraska Center for the Book's annual Celebration of Nebraska Books at the Nebraska History Museum (131 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln). The program includes the Nebraska Book Awards and is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Additional details can be found at: A HREF="http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/programs/celebration.html"> centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/programs/celebration.html.

  • 11/9, 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)


  • 11/11, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln) hosted by Jeff Martinson. For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)


  • 11/12, Tu-- 12-4pm, N. O. W. Group (North Omaha Writer's Group) at the Florence Branch Library (2920 Bondesson St, Omaha). This is a new group open to new members, so come join. This group will be for Poets, Fiction and Screenplay writers 19 yrs of age and up. Organized by Lillian Armstrong. Free. (every Tuesday)

  • 11/12, Tu-- 8pm, Open Mic at Brokedown Palace (8805 Maple St, Omaha). (every Tuesday)


  • 11/13, 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)

  • 11/13, W-- 7-9pm, The 11th annual Harvest of Words at Monsignor Graham Cultural Arts Building (next to St. Cecilia‚Äôs Cathedral, 40th and Webster Sts, Omaha). Meeting in the dining area, there is an open mic and refreshments. Bring original poems or poems by favorite authors.

  • 11/13, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free! (every Wednesday)

  • 11/13, W-- 8-10pm, Open Mic Poetry and Music at Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Signup at 7:30. See more at www.meadowlarkcoffee.org. (every Wednesday)

  • 11/13, W-- 9pm-1am, Lincoln Open Mic Night at Night Owl Pub (3233 S. 13th St, Lincoln). Poetry and music! (every Wednesday)

  • 11/13, W-- 9pm, Open Mic at American Dream (Lower Level, 7402 F St, Omaha). Poets, Comedians, whoever. American Dream is Omaha's only multi venue with a hangout bar, music hall, showgirl/stripclub, outside concert garden, and more. (every Wednesday)


  • 11/14, Th-- 6-8pm, Metaphorically Speaking at Calvary Lutheran Church (2788 Franklin, Lincoln). An open mic run by Rhonda Rieck-Rush and Tony 3crows. (every Thursday)

  • 11/14, Th-- 6-8pm, Lettuce Turnip The Beet at the The B Side of Benson Theatre (6058 Maple St, Omaha). An open mic and poetry slam for high school and junior high poets to read and for everyone to come enjoy. Brought to you by the B Side and the Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains Youth Poetry Festival. (Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 9)

  • 11/14, Th-- 7pm, State Poet Matt Mason reads at The Tassel Performing Arts Center (1324 Tilden St, Holdrege). Find more information at thetassel.org.


  • 11/16, 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)

  • 11/16, Sa-- 9pm, Neil Hilborn reads in the Endless Bummer Tour at The Waiting Room Lounge (6212 Maple St, Omaha). Also appearing: Willow Hawks. See more at: waitingroomlounge.com.


  • 11/18, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln) hosted by Jeff Martinson. For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)


  • 11/19, Tu-- 12-4pm, N. O. W. Group (North Omaha Writer's Group) at the Florence Branch Library (2920 Bondesson St, Omaha). This is a new group open to new members, so come join. This group will be for Poets, Fiction and Screenplay writers 19 yrs of age and up. Organized by Lillian Armstrong. Free. (every Tuesday)

  • 11/19, Tu-- 8pm, Open Mic at Brokedown Palace (8805 Maple St, Omaha). (every Tuesday)


  • 11/20, 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)

  • 11/20, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free! (every Wednesday)

  • 11/20, W-- 8-10pm, Open Mic Poetry and Music at Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Signup at 7:30. See more at www.meadowlarkcoffee.org. (every Wednesday)

  • 11/20, W-- 9pm-1am, Lincoln Open Mic Night at Night Owl Pub (3233 S. 13th St, Lincoln). Poetry and music! (every Wednesday)

  • 11/20, W-- 9pm, Open Mic at American Dream (Lower Level, 7402 F St, Omaha). Poets, Comedians, whoever. American Dream is Omaha's only multi venue with a hangout bar, music hall, showgirl/stripclub, outside concert garden, and more. (every Wednesday)


  • 11/21, Th-- 6-8pm, Metaphorically Speaking at Calvary Lutheran Church (2788 Franklin, Lincoln). An open mic run by Rhonda Rieck-Rush and Tony 3crows. (every Thursday)

  • 11/21, F-- 8pm, An Evening With Buddy Wakefield at the OM Center (1216 Howard St, Omaha). Buddy, three-time world champion spoken word artist and the most toured performance poet in history, returns to Omaha for the release of A Choir of Honest Killers, his first book of new work in eight years. See more at the Facebook Event page. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door.


  • 11/22, 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).


  • 11/23, 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)

  • 11/23, 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).


  • 11/24, Su-- 7pm-midnight, A Sunday Kind of Love: R&B and Poetry Open Mic Le Ventre: A Collaborative Space by The Dopest Art (1226 South 20th Street, Omaha). Hosted by Jus B For questions and inquiries about performing or being involved please contact Angela at: thedopestart@gmail.com or by messaging Le Ventre. (last Sunday)


  • 11/25, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln) hosted by Jeff Martinson. For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)


  • 11/26, Tu-- 12-4pm, N. O. W. Group (North Omaha Writer's Group) at the Florence Branch Library (2920 Bondesson St, Omaha). This is a new group open to new members, so come join. This group will be for Poets, Fiction and Screenplay writers 19 yrs of age and up. Organized by Lillian Armstrong. Free. (every Tuesday)

  • 11/26, Tu-- 8pm, Open Mic at Brokedown Palace (8805 Maple St, Omaha). (every Tuesday)


  • 11/27, 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)

  • 11/27, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free! (every Wednesday)

  • 11/27, W-- 8-10pm, Open Mic Poetry and Music at Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Signup at 7:30. See more at www.meadowlarkcoffee.org. (every Wednesday)

  • 11/27, W-- 9pm-1am, Lincoln Open Mic Night at Night Owl Pub (3233 S. 13th St, Lincoln). Poetry and music! (every Wednesday)

  • 11/27, W-- 9pm, Open Mic at American Dream (Lower Level, 7402 F St, Omaha). Poets, Comedians, whoever. American Dream is Omaha's only multi venue with a hangout bar, music hall, showgirl/stripclub, outside concert garden, and more. (every Wednesday)


  • 11/28, Th-- Thanksgiving


  • 11/29, F-- 5-7pm, Open Mic at Crane Coffee (60th and Center Sts, Omaha). All family friendly acts are welcomed. Email cranecoffeeopenmic@gmail.com for questions or to reserve a spot. (last Friday)


  • 11/30, 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)


Coming Up:

  • 12/3, Tu-- 12-4pm, 1 Year Anniversary Party for the N. O. W. Group (North Omaha Writer's Group) at the Florence Branch Library (2920 Bondesson St, Omaha). There will be poets and other writers reading, including State Poet Matt Mason. If you're interested in reading, contact Lillian at NOWGROUP99@mail.com. This group is for Poets, Fiction and Screenplay writers 19 yrs of age and up. Organized by Lillian Armstrong. Free. There will be food.

  • 12/12, Th-- 6-8pm, Lettuce Turnip The Beet at the The B Side of Benson Theatre (6058 Maple St, Omaha). An open mic and poetry slam for high school and junior high poets to read and for everyone to come enjoy. Brought to you by the B Side and the Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains Youth Poetry Festival. (Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 9)


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