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  • Susan Donahue
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 31, 2008
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      --- On Sun, 8/31/08, Rex Walton <rexwalton@...> wrote:

      > From: Rex Walton <rexwalton@...>
      > Subject: the latest from Rex's list -
      > To: Undisclosed-Recipient@...
      > Date: Sunday, August 31, 2008, 1:05 AM
      > See US, at http://moonreading.blogspot.com/ or
      > ....
      > MATT MASON'S PAGE AT
      > http://www.poetrymenu.com/
      > FOR AREA EVENTS!!!
      > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      > SEE http://tuesdayswithwriters.blogspot.com/
      > FOR INFO ON TUESDAYS WITH WRITERS EVENTS!!!
      > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      > Matt Mason & I URGE you to recommend
      > a NEBRASKA POETRY book
      > for the 2009 One Book One Nebraska selection
      > - check guidelines at
      > the NE Library Commission site at
      > http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/news/content/2333.html
      >
      > *************************************
      > events coming RIGHT UP!!
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > SONGWRITERS SITUATION: LOCAL SONGWRITERS AT THE STATE FAIR
      >
      > JOHN WALKER: State Fair, Monday, August 25, the Arboretum
      > Pavilion, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Also, Saturday, August 30 and
      > Sunday, August 31, @ The Bristol Stage (across from the 4-H
      > building), 5:30-6:30 p.m. both evenings.
      > www.prairiedogmusic.com
      >
      > TRIGGER TOWN: August 25th, Bristol Stage, 7:30 and 9:30 pm
      > http://www.myspace.com/triggertown
      >
      > CHRIS SAYRE: Expo stage: August 27th, from 6 til 8 pm, and
      > September 1st, 3 til 5 pm; State Fair Arboretum, on August
      > 23, 29, 30, and 31, from 5 til 8 pm, and August 24th from
      > 4:30 til 7 ; Bristol stage: September 1st, 12 til 1 pm ...
      > http://home.alltel.net/cksayre/
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Monday, September 1st, 7pm, The Crescent Moon Reading
      > Series at Crescent Moon Coffee (816 P St, Lincoln,
      > 402/435-2828). There will be an open mic as well as featured
      > readers TBA. If you need further info on Crescent Moon
      > reading events, contact Jeff Martinson at
      > crescentmoon@....
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Tuesday, September 2nd - 7 pm
      >
      > TUESDAYS with WRITERS,
      >
      > at the South Mill Coffeehouse, 48th & Prescott, Lincoln
      >
      > MARILYN DORF grew up near Albion, Nebraska, on the farm her
      > great grandparents homesteaded. An only child, she spent
      > much time reading and exploring nature. Her poetry and other
      > writing has appeared in various publications, including
      > Kansas Quarterly, Willow Review, Mankato Poetry Review,
      > Whole Notes, Bitterroot, Elkhorn Review, Nebraska Territory,
      > Plainsongs, Nostalgia, Northeast, Potpourri, The Christian
      > Science Monitor, Nebraska Life, 100 Words, Bison Poems,
      > Plainsong Review, and the anthologies Times of Sorrow/Times
      > of Grace and Crazy Woman Creek. She received third prize in
      > the First Annual Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Story
      > competition, and is the author of four chapbooks: A Tribute
      > to Buttons — A Beautiful Friend (1985), Windmills Walk the
      > Night (1992), Of Hoopoes and Hummingbirds (1998), and This
      > Red Hill (Juniper Press, 2003). She lives in Lincoln,
      > Nebraska, with her cat, dog, computer, and a houseful of
      > books.
      >
      > HEIDI HERMANSON has been published in Backroads, Mental
      > Horizons, Midwest Compilation, Slamma Lamma Ding Dong: An
      > Anthology of Nebraska Slam Poets, and other places. She has
      > been in many public art projects such as "8
      > counts/24" (writers had 24 hours to write on a theme
      > pulled from a bag) "OmaHome" (writers wrote
      > inspired by a piece of artwork; the writing was then
      > interpeted by a local actor), and the benchMarks project,
      > which featured brief inspirational quotes on benches
      > thoroughout the city. In 2003 she organized the first
      > Poets' Chautauqua at the State Fair and also that year
      > released her first chapbook, Midwest Hotel. Her second
      > chapbook, Missouri Joyride, is forthcoming. She runs a
      > monthly open mike, "Naked Words." In her spare
      > time she hopes to open a library of maps to towns that do
      > not exist and learning dialects of the seven-year cicada.
      > She recently received her MFA from the University of
      > Nebraska.
      >
      > KARLA DECKER was born in Greeley, Colorado a million years
      > ago. She has no memory of living in Omaha for about six
      > months before the age of two though her picture appeared in
      > the Omaha World Herald feeding a lollipop to her
      > grandfather’s German Shepard. By age two she made her home
      > in Wisconsin. She became enamored of Abstract Expressionism
      > and majored in art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
      > There she became enamored of the young writers on campus and
      > married one of them and moved to Minneapolis and then back
      > to Omaha. She divorced the writer and moved to Lincoln.
      > Three gorgeous daughters and a passion for writing came out
      > of this marriage. Her publishing history is skimpy. At
      > Marilyn Dorf’s urging she entered the Bess Streeter
      > Aldrich contest last year and won 2nd place. She was July in
      > the first issue of the Nebraska Poets calendar. That’s
      > about it.
      >
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Wednesday, September 3rd -- 7-8:30pm, "Words and
      > Music" with Ted Kooser and Musical Guests, a special
      > edition of The Champions' Club at Mick's Music &
      > Bar (5918 Maple Street, Omaha).
      >
      > Librettist Ted Kooser will speak on the impact of poetry
      > and answer the question, "Why set words to music?"
      > The evening's musical entertainment includes a featured
      > performance by the popular songwriters for the upcoming
      > Omaha Voices in Concert.
      >
      > Guests will also get a musical preview of the upcoming
      > world premiere. Sponsored by Opera Omaha. This event is
      > free.
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Wednesday, September 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.
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Saturday, September 6th -- all day - UPTOWN Arts Festival,
      > KEARNEY:
      >
      > among many events in Kearney today, are readings:
      >
      > Literary Readings
      >
      > at Bookends, 8 West 23rd st, Kearney: 10:00 Catherine Snow,
      > Rex Walton, Sam Stecher ... 11:00 : Rick Marlatt, Judy
      > Lorenzen, Todd Herges ... 12:00: Terri Lee Schriffrens, Jeff
      > Gerdes, Brock Arehart.
      >
      > at Elements, 2100 Central ave, Kearney : 1:00 : Kevin
      > Nenstiel (will read and host), Josh Moody, Steve Warren,
      > Kassandra Montag, Megan L Ingle, Faith Colburn, Heidi E.
      > Hermanson ... 2:30: Allison Hedge Coke
      >
      > more info:
      >
      > KEARNEY — A lot more art is what makes this year’s
      > Uptown Arts Festival so special.
      > “We have a lot more going on,” said Deanna Jesse, a
      > member of the Kearney Area Arts Council. “We’ll have
      > artists in the stores, at elements and Bookends. We’ll
      > have a lot more poetry readings and storytelling. There will
      > also be a reading from a play.”The festival, beginning at
      > 10 a.m. and finishing at 10 p.m. on Sept. 6, is designed to
      > appeal to an audience of all ages. Chalk drawing on the
      > sidewalks along with puppet making are activities geared
      > toward children while some of the music venues are for more
      > mature audiences. “We want the kids to come downtown
      > because they’ll bring their parents,” Jesse said. “We
      > wanted to make sure there was enough going on for
      > everybody.”An important part of the festival is the
      > artists’ demonstrations including presentations by wood
      > carvers and ceramists. These events give the artists a
      > chance to explain what they do and how they do it.“The
      > arts are meant for everybody,” Jesse said. “We have
      > activities for everybody in the family.”Some other events
      > include a silent art auction for the Nebraska Aids Project
      > at the Museum of Nebraska Art, a milonga picnic and dance, a
      > fashion show, puppet making with Trish Place and music in
      > the Sculpture Garden at MONA
      >
      > for more on the UPTOWN events, see
      > http://www.kearneyhub.com/site/tab1.cfm?newsid=20096113&BRD=268&PAG=461&dept_id=577627&rfi=6
      >
      > ************************************
      >
      > Sunday, September 7th, 4pm, Opera Omaha presents Omaha
      > Voices in Concert at Holland Performing Arts Center,
      > Courtyard, (1200 Douglas St., Omaha).
      >
      > The Voices Poetry Competition will conclude with Omaha
      > Voices in Concert, held in the outdoor courtyard at the
      > Holland Performing Arts Center.
      >
      > Patrons will hear readings of the finalists and winning
      > poems from each poetry category by special guests including
      > The Blizzard Voices author and librettist, Ted Kooser, and
      > Editor of Poetry Menu, Matt Mason.
      >
      > Following the readings are personalized performances of
      > each winning poem by Omaha's popular Songwriters - Mal
      > Madrigal, The Black Squirrels, McCarthy Trenching and Orenda
      > Fink.
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Monday, September 8th, at 7pm, The Crescent Moon Reading
      > Series at Crescent Moon Coffee (816 P St, Lincoln,
      > 402/435-2828). There will be an open mic as well as featured
      > readers TBA. If you need further info on Crescent Moon
      > reading events, contact Jeff Martinson at
      > crescentmoon@....
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Wednesday, September 10th - 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.
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Thursday, September 11th, Arthur Sze, in Copeland Hall 142,
      > University of Nebraska at Kearney 7:30PM. All welcome. Event
      > is free and open to the general community.From Poets.org:
      > photo by Mariana CookBorn in New York City in 1950, Arthur
      > Sze is a second-generation Chinese American. Educated at the
      > University of California, Berkeley, Sze is the author of
      > eight books of poetry, including The Ginkgo Light (Copper
      > Canyon Press, 2009), Quipu (2005), The Redshifting Web:
      > Poems 1970-1998 (1998), and Archipelago (1995). Other
      > collections by Sze include River River (1987), Dazzled
      > (1982), Two Ravens (1976; revised, 1984), and The Willow
      > Wind (1972; revised, 1981).He is also a celebrated
      > translator, and released The Silk Dragon: Translations from
      > the Chinese in 2001.His own poems have appeared in The
      > American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conjunctions, The
      > Kenyon Review, Manoa, The Paris Review, Field, The New
      > Yorker, and Virginia Quarterly Review, and have been
      > translated into Albanian, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Romanian,
      > and Turkish.About his work, the poet Jackson Mac Low has
      > said, "The word 'compassion' is much
      > overused—'clarity' less so—but Arthur Sze is
      > truly a poet of clarity and compassion."He is the
      > recipient of a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’
      > Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, a
      > Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, two National Endowment for
      > the Arts Creative Writing fellowships, a George A. and Eliza
      > Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship, three grants from the
      > Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, and a Western States
      > Book Award for Translation.He was a Visiting Hurst Professor
      > at Washington University, a Doenges Visiting Artist at Mary
      > Baldwin College and has conducted residencies at Brown
      > University, Bard College, and Naropa University. He is a
      > professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts
      > and is the first poet laureate of Santa Fe.
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Friday & Saturday, September 12th & 13th -- 7:30pm,
      > Opera Omaha presents The Blizzard Voices, Friday at the
      > Holland Center (1200 Douglas St., Omaha) and Saturday at the
      > Iowa Western Art Center (2700 College Road, Council Bluffs,
      > IA).
      >
      > During his tenure as Artistic Director, Stewart Robertson
      > became intrigued by Ted Kooser’s account of the Blizzard
      > of 1888, the Children’s Blizzard. Resulting in the kind of
      > work that only Stewart could conceive, The Blizzard Voices
      > is a dramatic oratorio for orchestra, chorus and six vocal
      > soloists. Ted Kooser’s poetic retelling of this powerful
      > story forms the basis for the libretto that composer Paul
      > Moravec crafted into a gripping and poignant evening of
      > music theater.Tickets go on sale July 1.
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Monday, September 15th, at 7pm, The Crescent Moon Reading
      > Series at Crescent Moon Coffee (816 P St, Lincoln,
      > 402/435-2828). There will be an open mic as well as featured
      > readers TBA. If you need further info on Crescent Moon
      > reading events, contact Jeff Martinson at
      > crescentmoon@....
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Wednesday, September 17th, 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.
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Thursday, September 18th ... Ink Slingers' Slam (a
      > poetry slam for high school students only) at McFoster's
      > Natural Kind Cafe (302 S 38th St, Omaha). Sign-up starts at
      > 5:00 and the slam starts at 5:30 p.m. Two rounds, 3 minute
      > time limit, must be your own original work! Hosted by Kayla
      > Ostronic. If you have any questions, e-mail
      > KaylaO410@....
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Thursday, September 18th -- 7pm, The Nebraska Writers
      > Collective hosts The (Insert Title) Poetry Slam at Jones
      > Coffee (11th & G Streets, Lincoln). Tryst the Assassin
      > and your friends at the Star City Slam present a second
      > occasion every month to prove once and for all that
      > you're better than your friends by getting better scores
      > from strangers in a coffee shop who decide to skip
      > Grey's Anatomy and suckered into being judges at a
      > poetry slam. Come join us as we double the size awesomeness
      > by slamming our faces off!
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Friday & Saturday, September 19th & 20th --
      >
      > the 2nd annual Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up
      >
      > at Midland Lutheran College, FREMONT, Ne
      >
      > 30 poets from around the country (entrants so far are from
      > Texas, Arizona, Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee and
      > more) square off in a 2-day poetry slam. Full info is at:
      > poetrymenu.com/gppp.html.
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Friday & Saturday, September 19th & 20th
      >
      > - the (downtown) Omaha Lit Fest.
      >
      > Panel discussions will include: writing about art in
      > contemporary fiction; songwriting; writing about music;
      > print vs. web; etc. We'll also have some satellite
      > events through the month of September that we'll let you
      > know about soon. (Website updated soon, too!
      > Promise!)Schedule of events coming soon, check
      > omahalitfest.com for details.
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      > Thursday, September 25th, Carol Moldaw, in Copeland Hall
      > 142, University of Nebraska at Kearney 7:30 PM. All welcome.
      > Event is free and open to the general community.
      >
      > Carol Moldaw was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay
      > Area. She holds an A.B. from Harvard University and an M.A.
      > from Boston University, and lives in Pojoaque, New Mexico
      > with her husband, Arthur Sze, and their daughter,
      > Sarah.Moldaw is the author of a lyric novel, The Widening,
      > and four books of poetry: The Lightning Field, Through the
      > Window, Chalkmarks on Stone, and Taken from the River. A
      > recipient of a Lannan Foundation Marfa Writer's
      > Residency, a Pushcart Prize, and a National Endowment of the
      > Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Moldaw's work is
      > published widely in journals, including AGNI, Antioch
      > Review, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Denver
      > Quarterly, FIELD, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The
      > Paris Review, Parnassus, Threepenny Review, and
      > Triquarterly, among others, and in many anthologies,
      > including Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry
      > (McGraw-Hill) and Under 35: A New Generation of American
      > Poets (Anchor-Doubleday).Moldaw teaches at Stonecoast, the
      > University of Southern Maine's low-residency M.F.A.
      > program, and has conducted residencies at the Vermont Studio
      > Center, taught at the College of Santa Fe and in the MFA
      > program at Naropa University.
      >
      > *************************************
      >
      >
      >
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