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39625Fw: Rex's hot-writer news for March 1 : WRITERS Workshop at South Mill tuesday! and much, much MORE!

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  • Susan Donahue
    Mar 1, 2010
      --- On Mon, 3/1/10, Rex Walton <rexwalton@...> wrote:

      From: Rex Walton <rexwalton@...>
      Subject: Rex's hot-writer news for March 1 : WRITERS Workshop at South Mill tuesday! and much, much MORE!
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      Date: Monday, March 1, 2010, 9:58 AM

      Come back here ( subscribe, or go to Prairie Moon Reading & Music News)
      to see Lincoln area events,
       visit Matt Mason's regional reading site,
      Poetry Menu at http://www.poetrymenu.com/
      for more in-depth writer info for Nebraska,
      see Brent Spencer's Nebraska Center for Writers, athttp://mockingbird.creighton.edu/NCW/index.htm

      HOT NEWS, this week: (see below-er for details)
      Tuesday: Writers Workshop writing group at TUESDAYS with Writers, South Mill (7 pm)
      Wednesday: Shirley Maly @ Bennett Martin, (NOON) ; Tom Gannon @ UNL bookstore (7 pm) ; Poet:show it! at Bourbon Theater (8 pm) ; (yow)
      Thursday: Pulitzer-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed will give a lecture about her book, " Hemingses of Monticello" , at Sheldon Gallery, Lincoln ( 7:30 pm)

      A NEW WRITERS' GROUP is forming in Lincoln, the OPEN TABLE WRITERS CIRCLE : to find out more, check this address:http://opentablewriterscircle.weebly.com/index.html


      There are still open slots in the Brownville Book Festival's 4/23-25 writers workshop class (taught by Kelly Madigan Erlandson), seehttp://www.brownville-ne.com/main.taf?p=1,3 for details.
      Submit your poems to Opera Omaha's 4th Annual Voices Poetry Competition. March 15 deadline, categories for grades 4-adult, details at:www.OperaOmaha.org.

      ("no possessive apostrophe this year" - sez Tim Schaffert)


      Retirement, here they come .....
      Bon Voyage, Jim & Linda !


      The Backwaters Press is now accepting submissions for The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets through December 31st of 2010, for expected publication in Spring of 2012. Contributors must be Nebraskan women, which includes all women born or currently residing in Nebraska. Poets who have previously lived in Nebraska for a period of not less than 10 years, will also be considered. We ask that all submissions include a brief statement describing the author’s connection to the state of Nebraska. Poetry submissions need not specifically address Nebraska issues or geography, though both are certainly welcome.
      email: theuntidyseason@...


      Check in periodically at this site to see updates for the University of Nebraska-Kearney's Reynolds Chair Readings & Events:http://www.unk.edu/fah/english.aspx?id=39530

      or, email Prof. Allison Hedge-Coke: hedgecokeaa@...


      Lincoln's CLAWFOOT HOUSE bringing on the songwriters, musicians, poetry, and support for artists of all stripes!! see Clawfoot House, athttp://www.clawfoothouse.com/


      Don Welch, poet emeritus from Kearney, has a new chapbook out soon! EntitledTravels , this will be available in early 2010 -- you may inquire at Finishing Line Presshttp://www.finishinglinepress.com/


      J. V. Brummels has a new book out now: City at War (BackWaters Press) Order through
      Amazon, or B&N , and see more athttp://thebackwaterspress.com/


      Peru State College teacher Tammy Trucks-Bordeaux's book Brought Back Safely will be released by Pudding House Publications in 2010.


      WriteLife Announces "Facing the Blank Page,"

      a Must-Read Compilation of Essays and Papers

      OMAHA, NE-- - WriteLife, LLC, a unique collaborative publishing company for fiction and non-fiction authors, announces "Facing the Blank Page," a collection of poems and essays written over the past ten years by David Martin, managing editor of Fine Lines. The book is available on the site at www.writelife.com and major online retailers such as Target, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

      "Facing the Blank Page" is a compilation of a decade's worth of essays and poems penned to provide sage advice, motivational tips and reflections on the craft of writing. David Martin was the creative spark behind a high school classroom newsletter that began in 1991 and developed into a quarterly publication called Fine Lines. Martin, managing editor of the publication, penned the opening segment for the first four-page publication and continued to do so for every issue since.

      "It is an honor to be able to publish 'Facing the Blank Page.' My personal motivation has always been to invigorate other authors, to spread ideas and develop the power of the written word," stated author David Martin. "WriteLife provided me with the opportunity to compile and publish the first ten years of essays and papers from Fine Lines. To be a writer you simply have to have something to say and have a passion for how it is said. It is an honor to continue to touch authors of all ages through Fine Lines and for this compilation to be available to the public at large."


      Garden of Stars, a new poetry collection byDwayne Spieker will be available from All Along Press in spring, 2010http://www.allalongpress.com/


      Ted Kooser, former US Poet Laureate and Garland, Nebraska, resident, will have his first children's picture book released February 23.He will be reading the book, Bag in the Wind,for a children's storytime followed by a book signing at Chapters Books & Gifts, 548 Seward Street, Seward, on Saturday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Contact Chapters with questions.
      Carla Ketner
      Chapters Books & Gifts
      548 Seward Street
      Seward, NE 68434

      Read the Journal-Star story on Terrance Oberst, poet/teacher, member of the Writers Workshop group reading at Tuesdays with Writers on March 2nd:


      Tuesday, March 2nd -- 7 pm - Tuesdays with Writers at the South Mill, 48th & Prescott Lincoln: this month,
      the F Street Writers Workshop
      comes out in force for a spring reading!

      The voices of the F. St. Community Center Writing Workshop are varied.From Kenneth Langness's dark humor to Paul Mehling's poetry for children, from Jeffrey Roth's iconoclastic flash-fiction to Jill Carpenter's Rock and Roll Romances and exquisite poetry for her family. And, finally, myself, Terrance Oberst, facilitator of the workshop, whose third full collection, SUN, was published in December, 2008.

      for more info on the Tuesdays with Writers series, contact Deborah at dmcginn@...

      for more info on the F Street Writers workshop, contact Terry, at terranceoberst@...


      Wednesday, March 3rd, 7 pm -- at the University Bookstore, Union Bldg. (lower level) , UNL, 14th & R sts, Lincoln: Tom Gannon, , prof. of English, Signs/discusses his newest book, "Skylark meets Meadowlark", an expository on how British & Native poets & writers have incorporated birds into their writings ...


      WEDNESDAY March 3rd - 8 pm: Travis Davis invites you to
      "Poet Show It (Bringin' Spring In)"

      at the Bourbon Theatre (Rye Room), 14th & O sts, Lincoln

      GO here for the FaceBook link:


      Wednesday, March 3rd NOON - Lunch @ the Library: Shirley Maly, with her book, "Pictures Tell Stories: How Illustrations Enhance the Story" at the Bennett Martin Library, 14th & N sts, Lincoln....


      Wednesday, March 3rd -- 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.


      Wednesday, March 3rd, 7 pm : the NECC's Visiting Writers Series (Norfolk) presents Don Welch. His newest poetry collections areWhen Memory Gives Dust a Face (2008) andTravels (2009)

      Thursday, March 4th - 7:30 pm, at the Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th & R sts, UNL, Lincoln: Pulitzer-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed will give a lecture about her book, " Hemingses of Monticello" -
      the lecture, 'Writing the History of an Enslaved Family: Monticello in the American Imagination,' will be at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at the Sheldon Museum of Art’s Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium, 12th and R Streets in Lincoln.

      Gordon-Reed holds joint appointments at the New York Law School and the Newark Campus of Rutgers University, where she teaches courses on race and the law. She is a leading historian of the African American experience.

      Her first monograph, 'Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,' is an intensive examination of how Jefferson’s many biographers have presented evidence of his rumored affair with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, by whom he was said to have fathered several children.

      While Gordon-Reed did not take a definitive stand on whether or not the two had a romantic relationship, she came to strongly suspect that indeed there was such a liaison.

      Research for that book led to her most recent volume, 'The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,' an exhaustive study of not only the relationship between Hemings family and Jefferson but also the lives of their children and subsequent generations.

      The book received rave reviews in The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books, and it won the National Book Award for nonfiction and a Pulitzer Prize.

      Saturday, March 6 at 10 a.m.
      Ted Kooser, former US Poet Laureate and Garland, Nebraska, resident, will have his first children's picture book released February 23.
      He will be reading the book, Bag in the Wind, for a children's storytime followed by a book signing at Chapters Books & Gifts, 548 Seward Street, Seward, on Saturday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Contact Chapters with questions.


      Wednesday, March 10th -- 11:45am-1pm, "Wednesday Words" at the Nebraska Arts Council, (Historic Burlington Place Bldg, 1004 Farnam Street, Lower Level, Omaha) featuring writers who have been awarded with the The Nebraska Arts Council's Individual Artist Fellowships in Literature. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show. While you are here, drop by the Fred Simon Gallery to see some of artwork from our best Nebraska artists. Today features Richard Duggin...

      Thursday, March 11th -- 7pm, The No Coast Poetry Slam at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso (16th and South Streets, Lincoln). Poetry: the full-contact Olympic sport. Open signup begins at 6:30pm. Show up early as we will be denoucing poet time and starting the slam promptly at 7pm. (I'm serious.) Admission is FREE - donations encouraged. Call 570-1619 or go to www.myspace.com/nocoastwriters for more information.


      Saturday, March 13th-- 1pm, the Nebraska state finals for Poetry Out Loud: a National Recitation Project at the Sheldon Art Museum Abbott Auditorium (Lincoln).

      Poetry Out Loud is a program where high school students memorize poems and then recite them in a competition which brings the poems to life. Each state chooses a winner to compete at the national POL in Washington, DC. 23 high schools compete in regionals today, then the state finals are on are at 1pm on March 13th at the Sheldon Art Museum Abbott Auditorium in Lincoln. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraskans for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation.

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