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  • Susan Donahue
    HOT NEWS : LOUDER THAN A BOMB 2013: THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SLAM-OFFS ARE IN PROGRESS!   CHECK DOWN THROUGH THIS SCHEDULE TO SEE TIMES, AND PLACES!! ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 26, 2013

    HOT NEWS :


    LOUDER THAN A BOMB 2013:

    THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SLAM-OFFS

    ARE IN PROGRESS!  

    CHECK DOWN THROUGH THIS SCHEDULE

    TO SEE TIMES, AND PLACES!!

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    Thursday, March 28th

     

    7:30 pm

     

     

    Prairie Schooner magazine presents

    a reading by:

    Eamonn Wall, Drucilla Wall, and Ray McManus

    Location:

    Great Plains Art Museum

    1155 Q St., Hewit Place

     

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    other book announcements AND 

    PUBLISHING NEWS

    at the bottom of this page !!!

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    The Lincoln Underground Magazine 

    is accepting submissions NOW!:

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    Click HERE 

    for the latest info on Music and Poetry at

    CRESCENT Moon COFFEE

    8th & P sts, LINCOLN!!!!

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    Pictures, Pictures: Go to this address for many, many Readings pictures --

     https://picasaweb.google.com/110313286591675631051

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    check out more info at: 

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    Prairie Moon Reading & Music News: 
    http://moonreading.blogspot.com/ 

    Matt Mason's Poetry Menu: 
    The Nebraska Poetry Menu at www.poetrymenu.com 

    Brett Spencer's Nebraska Center for Writers
    http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/NCW/ 


    PRAIRIE SCHOONER BLOG: CLIK HERE


    YouTube page at Creighton: 
    http://www.youtube.com/user/CreightonCCAS 

    Nebraska Center for the Book: 
    http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/index.asp 

    Reynolds Series , UN - Kearney :

    http://www.unk.edu/academics/english/UNK_Reynolds_Series/

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    THE DAILY SCHEDULE: 

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    Tuesday, March 26th -- 4:30 and 6:30 pm, Bouts 7 and 8 of the Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha youth poetry festival at Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha campus (Building 22 (the ICA), near 32nd St and Sorensen Pkwy). 

    HERE IS THE LINEUP:


    #7: Tuesday, 26 March, 4:30pm, MCC Fort Omaha Campus (Culinary Institute, Building 22 near 32nd St and Sorensen Pkwy)
    (
    Omaha Central, Skutt, Bellevue West, Gretna)

    #8: Tuesday, 26 March, 6:30pm, MCC Fort Campus (Building 22 near 32nd St and Sorensen Pkwy)
    (
    Duchesne, Creighton Prep, Avenue Scholars, Omaha Bryan)

     

    Students from 20 area high schools and junior highs compete in team poetry slams. Free parking. For a campus map, go to: www.mccneb.edu. To see what it's about, watch some of last year's Finals at tinyurl.com/ltabomaha,

     

    or watch streaming video LIVE from tinyurl.com/ltabomaha at the times of the matches --


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    Wednesday, March 27th -- 4:30 and 6:30 pm, Bouts 9 and 10 of the Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha youth poetry festival at Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha campus (Building 22 (the ICA), near 32nd St and Sorensen Pkwy). 


    HERE IS THE LINEUP:


    #9: Wednesday, 27 March, 430pm, MCC Fort Campus
    (Westside, Omaha Northwest, Lincoln North Star, Omaha South)

    #10: Wednesday, 27 March, 630pm, MCC Fort Campus
    (St. Luke's/Burke, Marian, Waverly, Mt. Michael)


    Students from 20 area high schools and junior highs compete in team poetry slams. Free parking. For a campus map, go to: www.mccneb.edu. To see what it's about, watch some of last year's Finals at tinyurl.com/ltabomaha.
     

    or watch streaming video LIVE from tinyurl.com/ltabomaha at the times of the matches --


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    Wednesday, March 27th -- 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.

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    "Global Ireland" Poetry Reading (link)

    Date:

    Thursday, March 28th

    Time:

    7:30 pm

    Description:

    Eamonn Wall, Drucilla Wall, and Ray McManus

    Location:

    Great Plains Art Museum

    1155 Q St., Hewit Place




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    Friday, March 29th -- 4 pm, the no name reading series, at Zen's Lounge (122 N. 11th Street, Lincoln). 


    the no name reading series is free and open to the public and is run by the graduate students in the english department of the university of nebraska-lincoln. it aims to support the creative talent that comes out of the department by promoting that talent throughout the greater lincoln community. tonight's reading features Hali Sofala and Bernice Olivas. for more information on the no name reading series, email Marianne at: mkunkel@..., or Nima at: nimakian@....


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    SP  CE writing group every Saturday at 2pm - 2nd floor of the 14th and O building (NE corner) go up the stairs next to Novel Idea Books - veer right at the top... look for SP CE ...

    - see Facebook page at:

    https://www.facebook.com/spZce



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    Monday, April 1st, 7pm,

    at Crescent Moon Coffee, 8th & P sts, Lincoln:

    Poetry at the Moon presents :

    UNL Gradute Students 

    Sarah Chavez, Hali Sofala, 

    Wendy Oleson and 

    Claire Harlan-Orsi

    open mike follows


    for more info, contact the Owner: Melinda Martinson
    Email: crescentmoon@...

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    Tuesdays with Writers


    April 2nd, 7pm

    at the South Mill

    48th and Prescott, Lincoln


    tonite:  Women & Creativity


    WOMEN AND CREATIVITY will feature poets Marge Saiser and Laura Madeline Wiseman and artists Sally Deskins and Wendy Jane Bantam


    Saiser's new book, a novel in poems, tells the story of three generations of women, their lives and loves. Wiseman's anthology, Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, is just out, celebrating an effort to create a more peaceful world, one woman at a time. Deskins' new Les Femmes Folles anthology includes art, poetry and interview excerpts from over 150 women in all forms of art. Bantam has opened an exhibition space, FUSE, with other artists to provide collaboration, community and creativity. Fuse's grand opening with be April First Friday (April 5) in the Haymarket above the Mill.  Saiser, Wiseman, Deskins, and Bantam will show art and talk about creativity on April 2 at the South Mill, 4736 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, for the TUESDAYS With Writers event, starting at 7:00 pm


    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, Lost in Seward County, was published in 2001 by Backwaters Press, 3502 N 52nd St, Omaha, NE 68104, and is available there or from Lee Booksellers 888-665-0999. She is co-editor of Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (Backwaters Press, 2002), an anthology of poetry and prose by women of the Great Plains, which was named Poetry Honor Book in 2003 by the Nebraska Center for the Book, and also co-editor of a book of interviews, Road Trip: Conversations with Writers (Backwaters Press, 2003). Her most recent collection is Beside You at the Stoplight (The Backwaters Press, 2010).

    see : http://poetmarge.com/


    Laura Madeline Wiseman has a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she teaches English. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, the full-length book Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012), the letterpress books Unclose the Door (Gold Quoin Press, 2012), andFarm Hands (Gold Quoin Press, 2012), and the chapbooks She Who Loves Her Father(Dancing Girl Press, 2012), Branding Girls (Finishing Line Press, 2011), Ghost Girl (Pudding House Publications, 2010), and My Imaginary (Dancing Girl Press, 2010). She is also the editor of the anthology Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013).

    Her poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in Margie, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Arts & Letters, Prairie Schooner, Feminist Studies, Thirteenth Moon, American Short Fiction, Cream City Review, and elsewhere.

    She has received an Academy of American Poets Award, a Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Award, a Will P. Jupiter Award, a Susan Atefact Peckham Fellowship, a Louise Van Sickle Fellowship, several Pushcart Prize nominations, and grants from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Focus for the Arts, the Center for the Great Plains Studies, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
    http://www.lauramadelinewiseman.com/about/


    Sally Deskins is an artist, art writer, consultant, art model, mother, wife and general art enthusiast. She holds a BA in Art from UN-Lincoln and MPA from UN-O. Her writing has been published locally and nationally. Her art has been shown and published nationally. She has been an art critic for Omaha’s Reader since 2006. She is founder, editor and curator of LES FEMMES FOLLES. She published the book Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2011; and is currently working on Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2012 among other projects. For a complete resume visit linkedin.com and search for Sally Deskins. See her new art page at http://sallydeskins.tumblr.com/.

    Contact Sally for more information, story ideas or consulting inquiries for art portfolios/shows, resumes, press releases or statements. Her rate is $25/hour. She is also willing to art-trade. 
    Sallydeskins@...



    Wendy Jane Bantam's Artist's Statement

    Dream and reality have always interplayed within my work. Our family farm was in a part of the Nebraska Sandhills called Mirage Flats. At certain times of the day, light played on the fields and on the clouds casting illusions of blue mountains on what was otherwise, a desert. My father worked on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and my childhood daydreams were blanketed with stories my father would tell at night and the happenings of the Lakota Sioux. I never knew what was real or a mythological tale. It was a fantastical world where I was constantly in awe of the smallest of changes in light, and nuances of story telling. In the beginning I wanted to find a way to parallel mythological stories with reality. In working with oils, I found color, light, and form emphasized the mystery of the story by drawing viewers in to the texture, and field of canvas.

    Weaving dream life with reality through image making is one thing; even more compelling for me is the making of a painting. The brush and the knife on the canvas, and the process of making a composition and essentially creating problems to be solved with form, and color moves me.

    In regards to my most recent body of work I moved through the process of making paintings without restriction of linear narrative. I created the work to be viewed as a moveable storyboard. The paintings were based on a dream. It was not so important to know the exact nature of the dream, as it was to have the freedom of the telling of it; and for each painting to stand on its own. By creating multiple paintings at once and moving from each massive painting I could essentially be in the painting as I was making it.

    http://www.wendybantam.com/statement.htm 

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    Wednesday, April 3rd  -- 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. 


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    Thursday, April 4th - 
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    at the

    INTERNATIONAL QUILT STUDY CENTER & MUSEUM,

    33rd & Holdrege, Lincoln

     


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    SP  CE writing group every Saturday at 2pm - 2nd floor of the 14th and O building (NE corner) go up the stairs next to Novel Idea Books - veer right at the top... look for SP CE ...

    - see Facebook page at:

    https://www.facebook.com/spZce



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    the 2013 Nebraska Book Festival

    Friday and Saturday, April 5th & 6th

    Omaha Nebraska



    The 2013 Nebraska Book Festival will be held April 5-6, 2013, in the Thompson Alumni Center of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

    The festival is free and open to everyone who wishes to meet, hear, and talk with a few of Nebraska's many talented authors who have published new works. All participating authors will answer questions from the audience and be available for book signings.


    check here for updates:  http://bookfestival.nebraska.gov/2013/index.aspx

    A full schedule will be available soon.

    Friday night has the keynote by Kurt Andersen!

    Kurt is the author of the novels True Believers, Heyday and Turn of the Century.Heyday was a New York Times bestseller that the Los Angeles Times called “a major work.” The New York Times Book Reviewsaid there is “something moving, a stirring spirit, in the energy of its amazement.” And the Houston Chronicle (and nine other papers) said it “deserves instant acceptance into the ranks [of] Thomas Berger’s Little Big Man, E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime, [and] Gore Vidal’s Lincoln.” It was included on several best-books-of-the-year lists, including the New York Public Library’s, and won the Langum Prize as the best American historical novel of 2007. The New York Times called Turn of the Century“wickedly satirical” and “outrageously funny” and one of its Notable Books of the year, while The Wall Street Journal called it a “smart, funny and excruciatingly deft portrait of our age.” It was a national bestseller.

    In 2009 he published Reset, an “influential” (Huffington Post), “heavyweight” (USA Today) and “inspired and inspiring” (BoingBoing) essay about how America might change for the better coming out of the economic and financial crises of 2008 and 2009.

    His latest book, True Believers, was published in 2012, and appeared on the best-novels-of-the-year lists of the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post. Booklist said it’s “an ambitious and remarkable novel” of “spellbinding suspense.” According to other reviewers it’s “fiendishly smart, insightful and joyously loopy” (Chronicle); “the best reverie on the 1960s and their legacy” (Fortune); “intelligent and insightful,” “emotionally accurate” and “profound” (USA Today). And Vanity Faircalled it “a great American novel.”

    He has also written for film, television and the stage.


    A rough schedule for Saturday includes:

    Morning workshops include John Price - NonFiction, Brent Spencer - Fiction, and Neil Harrison - Poetry. 

    There will be an afternoon workshop for teen poets from Kevin Coval and Young Chicago Authors with the Nebraska Writers Collective.

    Readers mainly include authors with books published in 2012, featuring: 
    Leo Adam Biga
    Joy Castro
    Art Homer
    Ron Hull
    Andy Jewell
    Lisa Knopp
    Barb Malek
    Tunette Powell
    John Price (and UNO creative nonfiction students)
    John Rector
    Todd Robinson
    Barbara Schmitz
    Benjamin Vogt
    Stacey Waite
    Don Welch
    Fred Zydek


    Facebook page for this event



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    Saturday, April 6th -- 6pm, Semi-Final #1 of the Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha youth poetry festival at UNO's Thompson Alumni Center (NW corner of the UNO campus).

     

    WATCH FOR THE TEAM LISTING!!!!

     

    Students from 20 area high schools and junior highs compete in team poetry slams. To see what it's about, watch some of last year's Finals at tinyurl.com/ltabomaha.


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    Saturday, April 6th-- 6pm, Semi-Final #2 of the Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha youth poetry festival at the OM Center (1216 Howard, Omaha). Students from 20 area high schools and junior highs compete in team poetry slams. To see what it's about, watch some of last year's Finals at tinyurl.com/ltabomaha.


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    Monday, April 8th, 7pm,

    at Crescent Moon Coffee, 8th & P sts, Lincoln:

    Poetry at the Moon presents open mike


    for more info, contact the Owner: Melinda Martinson
    Email: crescentmoon@...


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    Friday, April 12th -- 4 pm, the no name reading series, at Zen's Lounge (122 N. 11th Street, Lincoln). 


    the no name reading series is free and open to the public and is run by the graduate students in the english department of the university of nebraska-lincoln. it aims to support the creative talent that comes out of the department by promoting that talent throughout the greater lincoln community. tonight's reading features Bob Fuglei & Chris DeMarco. for more information on the no name reading series, email Marianne at: mkunkel@..., or Nima at: nimakian@....


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    Friday, April 12th -- 7pm, Finals of the Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha youth poetry festival at the Harper Center Auditorium (Creighton campus, South of 20th and Burt Sts). Students from 20 area high schools and junior highs compete in team poetry slams. There is street parking and lots, see a map at: www.creighton.edu. To see what it's about, watch some of last year's Finals attinyurl.com/ltabomaha.


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    SP  CE writing group every Saturday at 2pm - 2nd floor of the 14th and O building (NE corner) go up the stairs next to Novel Idea Books - veer right at the top... look for SP CE ...

    - see Facebook page at:

    https://www.facebook.com/spZce


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    Monday, April 15th, 7pm,

    at Crescent Moon Coffee, 8th & P sts, Lincoln:

    Poetry at the Moon presents open mike


    for more info, contact the Owner: Melinda Martinson
    Email: crescentmoon@...


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