Fw: Wrex's Wreading News for October 14th - the F Street Writers Workshop at Crescent Moon Monday
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From: Rex Walton <rexwalton@...>
Subject: Wrex's Wreading News for October 14th - the F Street Writers Workshop at Crescent Moon Monday
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 11:54 AMHOT NEWS this week:musician JOHN Walker at Crescent Moon Coffee on Friday the 15th, 8 til 10 pm --Marge Saiser & Greg Kosmicki @ the BookWorm SUNDAY the 17th at ONE PM!!the Writers Workshop at Crescent Moon, Monday at 8 pm................................................................................also see Prairie Moon Reading and Music News at:see Poetry at the Moon on Facebook at:and Matt Mason's www.POETRYMENU.COM !!!for full Nebraska writer coverage, see Brent Spencer's Nebraska Center for Writershttp://mockingbird.creighton.edu/NCW/
..................................................THE DAILY SCHEDULE:................................................Sunday, October 17th - ONE (1) pm:read from their new booksat the Bookworm Bookstore (8702 Pacific, Omaha)Saiser’s most recent works are Beside You at the Stoplight (The Backwaters Press, 2010) and Rooms (Pudding House, 2010). In 2009 the Nebraska Arts Council named her Distinguished Artist in Poetry. Her website is www.poetmarge.com. Greg Kosmicki's most recent chapbooks are New Route in the Dream (Pudding House Publications, 2010) and Marigolds (Black Star Press, 2009). He is the editor and publisher of The Backwaters Press..........................................Sunday, October 17th - 2pm: the John H. Ames Reading Series Readings by Nebraska Authors in the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors (3rd Floor, Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE, 402-441-8516).This month features Glenna Luschei.Luschei currently lives in San Luis Obispo, California, but grew up in Beaver City and Lincoln, Nebraska. She studied at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of California-Santa Barbara. She is a poet, an editor and a translator; she has written a number of books, most recently, Witch Dance, in 2010. For more information, call 402-441-8516, emailheritage@....Sunday, October 17th, 1 til 3:30 pm, winners recognition ceremony and readings for Poetry Across The Generations (a poetry contest for teens (grades 7-12) and adults (ages 60+)) at the UNO Milo Bail Student Center. more info at omahapoetsplace.net........................................Monday, October 18th -- 8pm, Poetry at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee UNDERground (8th & P sts, the Apothecary Bldg, Lincoln): Hosted by Rex Walton.this week:the F Street Writers Workshopguided by Terrance Oberst, the Writers Workshop meets twice monthly to read and write poetry and prose, and workshop with local authors. Their latest group collection of artwork, prose, and poetry, Writers on the Edge VIII, will be featured at this reading, and on sale there, too ....For more information, contact Rex at rexwalton@...Tuesday, October 19th - 7:30 pm, at Nebraska Union auditorium, 14th & R sts, Lincoln: T.J. Stiles, who won both a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for "The First Tycoon", a study of Cornelius Vanderbilt, will be here to lecture, and sign books---Wednesday, October 20th, 8pm, Travis Davis invites you to"Poet Show It"at 1122 D St. (Lincoln). Local writers come and read. Local people come and drink. Coffee, Booze, Poetry, Fiction. Discovery. Discovery. Discovery.Wednesday, October 20th - 8pm-12am, Acoustic Open Mic for musicians and poets at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Hosted by Spencer. For more information call 402-477-2007Wednesday, October 20th , 7:30pm, the Missouri Valley Reading Series presents fiction writer Lydia Peelle in the Dodge Room (Milo Bail Student Center, UNO campus). Peelle is the author of Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing. Open discussion with writer follows the reading. For additional information, contact 402/554-2406. Sponsored by the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. Free and open to the public.Thursday, October 21st - Wesleyan University Fall Writers Series, 6 pm, at the Callen Center
Writer Robert Wrigley will visit campus on Thursday, October 21. His books of poetry include The Sinking of Clay City (Copper Canyon, 1979); Moon In a Mason Jar(University of Illinois, 1986); What My Father Believed (Illinois, 1991); In the Bank of Beautiful Sins(Penguin, 1995); and, most recently, Reign of Snakes (Penguin, 1999). His most recent book is Lives of the Animals (Penguin, 2003). He is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Among his awards are the J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize, and the Frederick Bock Prize, from Poetry magazine; the Wagner Award from the Poetry Society of America; and six Pushcart Prizes. In the Bank of Beautiful Sinsreceived the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award for 1996.Reign of Snakes was awarded the 2000 Kingsley Tufts Award in poetry. Lives of the Animals won The Poets’ Prize for 2005. Beautiful Country, his eighth book will be published this month by Penguin. He currently teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Idaho.
Thursday, October 21st - 8pm, the UNK Fall 2010 Reynolds Series presents Lannan Fellow Jon Davis in the FA Choral Room (UN Kearney campus).
Jon Davis was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating high school, he worked as a shipping clerk, warehouse manager, carpenter’s helper, sewer cleaner, and stonemason before attending the University of Bridgeport to study with the poet Dick Allen. He received his B.A. in English and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, where he was editor of the literary journal, CutBank.
Since receiving his degrees, he has served as Writing Program Coordinator for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, edited the literary journals Shankpainter and Countermeasures: A Magazine of Poetry & Ideas, and taught at the University of Montana, College of Santa Fe, and Salisbury State University. Since 1990, he has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
for more info: http://www.unk.edu/fah/english.aspx?id=50885Monday, October 25th -- 8pm, Poetry at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee UNDERground (8th & P sts, the Apothecary Bldg, Lincoln): Hosted by Rex Walton.this week:Marjorie Saiser&Shelly Clark GeiserSHELLY CLARK GEISER received an MA in journalism at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln and her BA from University of Nebraska — Kearney. Her poems have appeared inNebraska Territory, Nebraska English Journal, and Plains Song Review. Her work has been anthologized in Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace. Clark co-edited, with Marjorie Saiser, a book of interviews featuring Nebraska writers entitled Road Trip: Conversations With Writers (Backwaters Press, 2003).MARJORIE SAISER is a poet living in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received an MA in creative writing at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, winning the Vreelands Award and the Academy of American Poets competition. Her work has been published in literary journals including Prairie Schooner, Georgia Review, Zone 3, CrazyHorse, and Cream City Review. Her poems have been finalists for the Robert Penn Warren Prize, the New Letters Literary Awards, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is a 2000 recipient of the Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council and in 1999 received the Literary Heritage Award from the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association. Saiser is a speaker for the Nebraska Humanities Council. Her first full-length collection, Bones of a Very Fine Hand, won the Nebraska Book Award for poetry in 2000. Her second book,