Upcoming Events

  • Michael Catherwood Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Dec 06, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    Zoom
    Michael Catherwood's books are "Dare", "If you Turned Around Quickly", and his latest book is "Projector" from Stephen F. Austin Press. He is former editor at The Backwaters Press and currently the Associate Editor at Plainsongs since 1995.
  • Ryan Boyland Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Jan 03, 2023, 6:30 PM CST – Jan 04, 2023, 7:30 PM CST
    Zoom
    Ryan is a dynamic spoken word poet - you won't want to miss this reading and discussion with one of Nebraska's most contemporary poets.
  • The Poetic Line: From Breath to Perception
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Jan 21
    Zoom
    Jan 21, 2023, 10:00 AM CST – Jan 22, 2023, 11:30 AM CST
    Zoom
    In this workshop, we’ll attune ourselves to possibilities in lineation to build emotional resonance, enhance meaning, and delight readers.
  • Amy Haddad Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Feb 07, 2023, 6:30 PM CST – Feb 08, 2023, 7:30 PM CST
    Zoom
    Amy Haddad is a poet, nurse and Professor Emerita at Creighton University. She will read poetry from her recently published collection, "An Otherwise Healthy Woman" and discuss her journey to poetry.
  • Writing the Image
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    Sat, Feb 18
    Zoom
    Feb 18, 2023, 10:00 AM CST – Feb 19, 2023, 11:30 AM CST
    Zoom
    Learn practical strategies for putting the image at the center of our writing and see what kind of poem emerges when your images are assembled or magnetized by each other.
  • Marjorie Saiser Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Mar 07, 2023, 6:30 PM CST – Mar 08, 2023, 7:30 PM CST
    Zoom
    Marjorie's clear language makes the reader feel at home in her poems. There is humor and sadness in the way she examines the everyday things we might overlook and gives us a chance to stop and appreciate the little things.
  • Defying the Internal Censor
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    Sat, Mar 18
    Zoom
    Mar 18, 2023, 10:00 AM CDT – Mar 19, 2023, 11:30 AM CDT
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    A workshop about making time for your creative practice, building confidence in your inherent creative talents, expanding your experience, building a supportive and authentic community and, of course, defying the internal censor.
  • Shyla Shehan Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Apr 04, 2023, 6:30 PM CDT – Apr 05, 2023, 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Shehan's work has vibrant language, surprising reversals and insights about our culture that pack a punch.
  • Make-Believe in the Modern Age
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    Sat, Apr 15
    Zoom
    Apr 15, 2023, 10:00 AM CDT – Apr 16, 2023, 11:30 AM CDT
    Zoom
    In this workshop, we will tell our stories through a perspective other than our own--finding our voice in another's mouth.
  • Tyler Jacobs Poetry Reading & Discussion
    May 02, 2023, 6:30 PM CDT – May 03, 2023, 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Tyler's newest book is like a love letter to Nebraska. He writes in a Millennial voice that defies stereotypes and takes the reader to a new place.
  • Creative Varieties: 5 Poems Finding Their Way
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    Sat, May 20
    Zoom
    May 20, 2023, 10:00 AM CDT – May 21, 2023, 11:30 AM CDT
    Zoom
    The mind of haiku is not the mind of free verse, for instance, yet both minds can be beautifully activated through study and practice.
  • Chad M. Christensen Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Jun 06, 2023, 6:30 PM CDT – Jun 07, 2023, 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Chad has helped many Nebraska poets find their voice and be heard, but today we will get to hear his work and learn about his literary career.
  • I Stop Somewhere Waiting for You: Adventures in the Poetic Second Person
    Jun 10, 2023, 10:00 AM CDT – Jun 11, 2023, 11:30 AM CDT
    Zoom
    Utilizing the second person is a powerful tool for poets interested in the speaker's relationships with reader, self, and other. Together we'll read, write, and experiment, exploring the many possibilities (and a few pitfalls) of the second person.
  • Lin Marshall Brummels Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Jul 11, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Listen to Lin Brummels tell you stories of country life, family horses and dogs, the smell of wild flowers and pasture grass on a June day.
  • Kelly Weber Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Aug 01, 2023, 6:30 PM CDT – Aug 02, 2023, 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Kelly Weber depicts a non-binary experience that does not receive nearly enough representation in the literary landscape. Her poetry discusses urgently important concepts of identity in her new book.
  • Jessica Poli Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Sep 05, 2023, 6:30 PM CDT – Sep 06, 2023, 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Hear Poli's newest work where the wild mortality of the natural world merges with melancholic expressions of romantic loss.
  • F-it, Let's Just Write a Sestina
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    Sat, Sep 23
    Zoom
    Sep 23, 2023, 10:00 AM CDT – Sep 24, 2023, 11:30 AM CDT
    Zoom
    The world is falling apart anyway, before we all die, let's just do it, let us write a damn sestina. ARE YOU WITH ME!?
  • Stephanie Marcellus Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Oct 03, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Marcellus uses vivid imagery to create poignantly relatable poems as a testament to the human condition and remind us that our existence is purposeful.