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  • Susan Donahue
    Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:46 PM HOT NEWS : APRIL  is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH  ... GET VERSiCALitY MOVIN !!! ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; LOUDER
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 28, 2013

    Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:46 PM

    HOT NEWS :


    APRIL 

    is

    NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 


    --- HMMMM -- What should YOU (U) BE DOING??????


    GET VERSiCALitY


    MOVIN' !!!

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    LOUDER THAN A 

    !BOMB2013:


    results from the NE state Individual Slam meet, at Andersen Hall, UNL, Sunday night the 21st!  

    1st: Lincoln North Star: 

    Katharen Hedges

    2nd: Marian HS: Haley Minnick

    3rd: Bellevue West HS: Drew Shifter

    ( there originally was a TIE for first, so we had a Haiku writing contest to decide - really!!!) 


    THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SLAM-OFFS 


    Lincoln High Slam TEAM WON the Team competition!


    Friday night in Omaha, here come the Links!

    First: Lincoln High!

    second: Duchesne Academy!

    third: Lincoln North Star!

    fourth: Omaha Central!


    congrats to all the fine work, immense effort, and superb sportsmanship shown by all teams!


    congrats to our Lincoln teams: North Star, with coach Stacey Waite & friends, who brought a first-year team into state!!


    congrats to Lincoln High, with coaches Andrew Ek & Katie F S, and creative writing teacher Deborah, and a so-fine group of team-members and big-time supporters from all over Lincoln High!


    see FB page Louder than a Bomb Omaha 

    and the Lincoln Journal Star's fine article (Journal Star reporter Margaret Reist was at the Finals, sitting in front of us, typing/editing/cheering madly to write this article! Way to go, Margaret! )


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    check out the new writing blog from Becky Breed and Lucy Adkins:

    WRITING IN COMMUNITY: say GOODBYE to writer's block and transform your life

    http://writeincommunity.com/  


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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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    April 1st: 

    National Poetry Month!! 

    Get BUSY!!!



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    Sunday, April 28th - at Indigo Bridge Books, 7th & Psts, Lincoln:

    GREAT CONVERSATIONS

    Sunday,at 4 p.m. we will be talking about Being Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender in America.
    This conversation will be about exploring the varied experiences that LGBT individuals have in the U.S. today, as a result of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Are these experiences changing, and to what extent? What barriers and challenges are commonly faced, socially, politically, and mentally? How have LGBT people with divergent beliefs successfully collaborated on political issues, or not? What does the future hold for the LGBT experience in America? 
    Please join us for Great Conversation! 
    (Indigo Bridge has the Great Conversations event every 2nd and 4th Sunday)

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    Monday, April 29th, 7pm,

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

    Poetry at the Moon presents 

    the END of Poetry Month 

    Open Mike Reading!!!


    Barbara Salvatore hosts tonight, and is looking for all of you to show up and usher out the month in fine style!!!


    ( Becky & Lucy have been rescheduled on May 20th)


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


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    Wednesday, May 1st  -- 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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    Wednesday, May 1 - Les Femmes Folles presents CIAO!!!

    at Caesium Gallery4656 S. 60th Ave, Omaha, Nebraska 68117

    Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! A farewell group exhibition featuring 30 artists to celebrate the last two years of Les Femmes Folles, the phenomenon supporting women in art that all started with a group exhibition two years ago and blossomed into an online journal, two published anthologies, five visual exhibitions and countless talks, panels, performances, readings and other events and collaborations with artists and nonprofit organizations. LFF founder Sally Deskins is off to the eastern edge of the nation June 1 and wanted to say goodbye the same way she said hello.

    Artists in the show participated over the years in LFF include: Rachel Mindrup, Sarah Rowe, Heather Peebles, Marvel Maring, Denise Brady, Bridget Eggers, Liz Dittrick, Fran Higgins, Trilety Wade, Ann Myers, Megan Loudon Sanders, Lynn Batten, Evelyn Katz, Lori Wegener, Sara Kovanda, Kristin Pluhacek, Laurie Sewell, Jill Rizzo, Megan Thomas, Kristin Lubbert, Erin Blayney, Molly Kiely, Linda Garcia Perez, Felicia Webster, Maureen Phalen, Cassie Clark and more; featuring work in collaboration with Bart Vargas, JJ Carroll, Larry Ferguson, Greg Higgins and Mike Scheef.

    Exhibit opening will be on Wednesday, May 1, 6-9pm and will also be open Saturday, May 4, noon-4pm with a letterpress poetry reading featuring Susan Aizenberg, Kelsey Reifert and Laura Madeline Wiseman at 3pm.

    Event image drawing by Wanda Ewing; juxtaposed with imagery by Sally Deskins & Mike Scheef.

    see the FB EVENT POST!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/241912282620884/?notif_t=plan_user_invited


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    Wednesday, May 1st -- 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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    Monday, May 6th, 7pm:

    Poetry at the Moon

    at Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th, Lincoln (lower level)

    tonight:

    Morgan Mathis


    Morgan has been writing for 12 years - mostly poetry - he originates from Gordon, and is Telecommunications Manager at the Nebraska Army National Guard.   

    every Monday:open mike, and sometimes a feature writer or two


    for info, see www.crescentmooncoffee.com 

    and for more info, email Jeff at poetryatthemoon@... 

      

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    TUESDAY, MAY 7TH, 7PM:

    AT THE SOUTH MILL: 

    BE THERE!!!


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    Wednesday, May 8th -- 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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    Wednesday, May 8th -- 11:45am-1pm, "Wednesday Words," at The KANEKO's KANEKO-UNO Library (1111 Jones St., Omaha) featuring award-winning NE poets and fiction writers as well as the winners of the Individual Artist's Fellowship Awards from the The Nebraska Arts Council, as part of our "Braided River" series. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show. 


    Today features Joe Starita.


    Joe Starita is a professor in the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications. For the past 10 years, he has taught many of the college's depth reporting classes - classes designed to give students the skills to probe deeply into a focused topic while also providing some international reporting opportunities. To that end, he has taken groups of students to Cuba, France and Sri Lanka. Closer to home, he has co-taught a depth reporting class that exhaustively examined the pros and cons of corn-based ethanol and a legislative attempt to significantly strengthen state immigration laws.

    Before joining the journalism faculty in 2000, Starita spent 13 years at the Miami Herald, where he served as the paper's New York bureau chief from 1983-1987. He also spent four years on the Herald's Investigations Team, where he specialized in stories exposing unethical doctors and lawyers. One of those stories, an article examining how impoverished and illiterate Haitians were being used to extort insurance companies into settling bogus auto claims, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in local reporting.

    Interested in American Indian history and culture since his youth, Starita returned to his native Nebraska in 1992 and began work on a three-year book project about five generations of an Indian family. "The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge - A Lakota Odyssey" - was published in 1995 by G.P. Putnam and Sons (New York), has been translated into six foreign languages and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

    In 2009, St. Martin's Press published Starita's "I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice," a book on the life and death of Standing Bear, the Ponca chief who, in 1879, unwittingly ended up in the crosshairs of a landmark legal case. That book was the One Book-One Lincolnselection for 2011 and the One Book One Nebraska pick for 2012. In July 2011, Starita received the Leo Reano Award, a national civil rights award, from the National Education Association for his work with the Native American community. 


    (UNL College of Journalism bio)


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    Wednesday, May 8th -- 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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    Friday, May 10th:

    TED KOOSER wins the 2013 Mark Twain award 


    Ted Kooser will receive the 2013 Mark Twain Award during the annual convention of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, to be held May 11-13, in East Lansing, MI 


    CLIK HERE for the FB event

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    Saturday, May 11th -- 7:30pm, 

    the OM Center Poetry Slam and open mic 

    (1216 Howard, Omaha). 


    It's the longest-running slam in Omaha, often featuring some of the best performance poets in the nation. Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the slam; sign up BEFORE 7:30 as signup is limited. Hosted by Matt Mason. $7 suggested donation. Call 402/345-5078 or go toOmahaSlam.com for more information. 
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    Monday, May 13th, 7pm:

    Poetry at the Moon

    at Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th, Lincoln (lower level)


    tonite: David Prinz Hufford


    every Monday:open mike, and sometimes a feature writer or two


    for info, see www.crescentmooncoffee.com 

    and for more info, email Jeff at poetryatthemoon@...   


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    Wednesday, May 15th  -- 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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    Wednesday, May 15th -- 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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    Friday, May 17th, 7pm - Ryan Tewell & Friends bring on the Grand Opening-UP of the Apollon, in Omaha:


    Ryan sez: 

    We're coming back to Omaha for good this time! Our grand opening at our new South Omaha home will happen in conjunction with the Vinton Street Creativity Festival on May 18th.

    The evening before the festival, join us for a very special preview event. Get your tickets to be one of the first forty people on the planet to see our newly renovated home and talk about our plans to become Omaha's new living room for fine dining and the arts.

    Come see our home, meet a few of our artists, and share some delicious food and drink with us.

    ( CLIK HERE FOR the EVENT PAGE )


    (CLIK HERE for the Apollon site )


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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, May 20th, 7pm:

    Poetry at the Moon

    at Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th, Lincoln (lower level)


    Becky Breed & Lucy Adkins

    with their new book

    Writing in Community:Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life



    Becky (pictured on left), a veteran educator, poet, and essayist, attributes the support of her writing community for inspiring her to craft the most honest and authentic writing of her life. She has an Ed.D. in Education, and in addition to helping develop a series of creativity workshops for women on the prairie, has taught at the university level, and served as principal at an alternative high school. Her passions involve helping the marginalized–young people, women, minorities–find their voices and articulate new visions of the future.

    Lucy (pictured on right) grew up in rural Nebraska, attended country schools, and received her degree from Auburn University in Alabama. Her poetry has been published in various journals and magazines which include Rhino, Northeast, South Dakota Review, Concho River Review, and the anthologies Woven on the Wind, Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace, Crazy Woman Creek, and the Poets Against the War anthology. Her chapbook, One Life Shining: Addie Finch, Farmwife, was published in 2007 by Pudding House Press.
    see: http://writeincommunity.com/

    Open Mike Follows

    every Monday:open mike, and sometimes a feature writer or two


    for info, see www.crescentmooncoffee.com 

    and for more info, email Jeff at poetryatthemoon@...   


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    Wednesday, May 22nd -- 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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    Monday, May 27th, 7pm:

    Poetry at the Moon

    at Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th, Lincoln (lower level)

    tonite: Rick Marlatt


    RICK MARLATT is the author of two award-winning poetry collections. How We Fall Apart was chosen as the winner of the 2010 Seven Circle Press Poetry Award, and Desired Altitude was named the winner of the 2012 Standing Rock Cultural Arts Prize. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of California, Riverside, where he served as poetry editor of the Coachella Review. Previously, Rick studied English and Philosophy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he also earned a MA in Creative Writing, and he is currently a PhD student at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln. A teacher, poet, screenwriter, and literary critic, his work has appeared widely in print and online publications including Rattling Wall, New York Quarterly, and Rattle. Rick teaches English in Kearney, where he lives with his wife and their two sons. first book, How We Fall Apart, was chosen as the winner of the 2010 Seven Circle Press Poetry Award. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of California, Riverside, where he served as poetry editor of the Coachella Review. Previously, Rick studied English and Philosophy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he also earned a MA in Creative Writing. Rick is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln. A teacher, poet, screenwriter, and literary critic, his work has appeared widely in print and online publications including most recently The Rattling Wall, New York Quarterly, and Rattle. Rick teaches English in Kearney, where he lives with his wife and their two sons. Read more at www.rickmarlatt.com  .


    every Monday:open mike, and sometimes a feature writer or two


    for info, see www.crescentmooncoffee.com 

    and for more info, email Jeff at poetryatthemoon@...   



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    Monday, June 3rd, 7pm:

    Poetry at the Moon

    at Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th, Lincoln (lower level)


    every Monday:open mike, and sometimes a feature writer or two


    for info, see www.crescentmooncoffee.com 

    and for more info, email Jeff at poetryatthemoon@...   


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          POETRY SLAM 

          CAMP!!  

                     SLAM 

                     POETRY CAMP

    CAMP 

            SLAM POETRY!!


    JULY 22-26, M-F-- 1-4pm, Poetry Slam Camp by Metropolitan Community College and the Nebraska Writers Collective. See Page 3 of the College 4 Teens brochure at www.mccneb.edu/ce/pdf/college4/C4T_brochure_2013.pdf and register for only $75. Information on registration is at: www.mccneb.edu/ce/default.asp#college4kids. The class is taught by Katie F-S along with local and national teaching artists.


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    ---------------------  AND NOW ----- 

    READING AND PUBLISHING NEWS:

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    and, not NEW news, but still sadly crushing for many here in Lincoln and Nebraska writer scene:


    The Nebraska Summer Writers Conference 


    is currently on hiatus 


    and will 


    not 


    be offering workshops


    in 2013 


    NSWC

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    AND, WINE WRITERS AND SONG 2013 is coming to Brownville IN JUNE  - postponed from April -- stay tuned for more info by clicking here >>> http://www.brownville-ne.com/main.taf?p=1,3

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    the Winter 2013 edition of The MacGuffin is finally out--now that it's spring! Local writer Shoshana Sumrall Frerking's story, "This is How I Know You," appears in it.


    click here for info on MacGuffin


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    ocal writer and activist Mary Pipher has an article in the Local View area of the March 27 Journal Star that bears repeating --


    Here it is, and CLIK HERE for the full commentary -- way to go, Mary!!


    Pipeline concerns haven't diminished
    By MARY PIPHER, Lincoln author, speaker.

    "I am writing in response to the Journal Star editorial March 11 ("Last call on the pipeline"). I am a lifelong Nebraskan, a grandmother and the author of a book coming out in June that required me to study climate change. I also write as one who has closely followed the Keystone XL pipeline story for over two years.

    I was dismayed by the aforementioned editorial. The first line compliments President Barack Obama for holding a hearing in Nebraska. Of course, I am grateful to him and urge our citizens to participate in that State Department hearing. But make no mistake, we Nebraskans are responsible for the hearing. We have been the people who protested TransCanada's assault on our natural resources and on the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. Because of concerned Nebraskans' sustained attention to the problems with TransCanada, we have sparked a national discussion about this pipeline.

    Unfortunately, the concerns of many Nebraskans have not been allayed in the slightest.Landowners are frightened of losing their property rights. Nebraskans from Spencer, to Fullerton, to Omaha are concerned about the contamination of the Ogallala Aquifer, rivers and wells. Water, soil and wildlife experts, not tied to the oil industry, have many worries and they were not consulted during the recent Department of Environmental Quality review.

    Many safety issues have not been addressed. The public does not know what kinds of chemicals are in the tar sands sludge. We know it contains some highly toxic and carcinogenic substances, including benzene, but TransCanada will not reveal what is in their "proprietary" toxic goop. This means, among other things, that we cannot plan in advance to protect ourselves in case of a leak or spill. First responders cannot prepare for emergencies or respond quickly afterward. Furthermore, how can we say a situation is safe and under control when we don't even know what we are dealing with?

    The recent impact report cited by the Department of Environmental Quality was a green wash. It says the new route avoids the Sandhills, but TransCanada did not change the route as much as it changed the map. According to TransCanada's own 2008 map that was submitted to the State Department, the area it is planning to traverse still is in the Sandhills. Meanwhile, the word ?aquifer? has dropped out of the discussion entirely.

    I also take exception to the editorial's phrase "dwindling but vocal minority of Nebraskans who oppose the pipeline." The issues are technical and complicated, and many Nebraskans don't quite understand the exact nature of our current situation. Yet, according to a recent University of Nebraska poll, 78 percent of rural citizens want the pipeline route to avoid the Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer. The new route does neither.

    Farmers, ranchers, urbanites, Republicans and Democrats, students and senior citizens as well as Native peoples oppose this pipeline. More than 880 people attended the DEQ hearing in Albion on a Tuesday evening in December. More than 125 Nebraskans traveled to Washington, D.C., to stand in the wind and the cold Feb. 17 because they cared about stopping the pipeline. We Nebraskans have united around this issue in great numbers. No other cause in my 65-year-old memory has sparked so much passion.

    This pipeline will not help the United States with energy independence or security. Instead, the oil TransCanada transports will be sold on the international market to the highest bidder. We Americans could shoulder the risks of this pipeline and yet experience almost none of its suggested benefits.

    Finally, I would like to speak up for environmentalists, the people who want to give all the grandchildren of the world a good future. The Journal Star editorial suggests that either people want to protect Nebraska or they want to stop this pipeline and slow down our use of fossil fuels by converting to cleaner energies. I would humbly suggest this is not an either/or situation, but rather a both/and situation.
    As a long-term opponent o

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