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Upcoming Events

  • J.V. Brummels Poetry Reading & Discussion
    J.V. Brummels Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Tue, May 07
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    May 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    May 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    One of J.V.'s poetry collections was named one of the most significant books by Nebraskans, and he is the founder of the WSC Press. He's a legend, yet remains grounded and humble as a rancher beneath the endless prairie sky.
  • Bridging the Page and Stage Gap: How All Poets Can Learn from Both with Kelsey Bigelow
    Bridging the Page and Stage Gap: How All Poets Can Learn from Both with Kelsey Bigelow
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    Sat, May 18
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    May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    A workshop to bridge the divide between "page" poetry and "performance" poetry to discover how your work can live in both.
  • Veronica Torraca-Bragdon Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Veronica Torraca-Bragdon Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Tue, Jun 04
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    Jun 04, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    Jun 04, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    Veronica's poetry, like the poet herself, doesn't fit into a box. It is as fluid as the music she composes and as meaningful as her work with children. It's part poetry, part memoir, 100% relatable. Join us for a reading without boundaries.
  • Taking Your Temperament: Working with Story, Structure, Music, and Imagination with Michael Broder
    Taking Your Temperament: Working with Story, Structure, Music, and Imagination with Michael Broder
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    Sat, Jun 15
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    Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    What is the inherent nature of your poems? That quality that only you can bring to your work? Join us in a workshop to discover your temperament and the personal qualities you bring to your work.
  • Bonnie Johnson-Bartee Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Bonnie Johnson-Bartee Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Tue, Jul 02
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    Jul 02, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    Jul 02, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    Bonnie casts a tender yet searing eye upon family histories, dynamics, and the very notion of "women's work," recognizing how vulnerable and fallible we all are in our search for a meaningful life.
  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! with Matt Mason
    It's Time for the Lightning Round! with Matt Mason
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    Sat, Jul 20
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    Jul 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    Jul 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    Let's see what we can do with shorter poems, fitting ideas into smaller spaces like snapshots or meditations.
  • Hannah Wilkinson Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Hannah Wilkinson Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Tue, Aug 06
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    Aug 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    Aug 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    Poetry that examines the toxic cycles of love and loss, attachment and abandonment, and infatuation and disappointment – the matters of the heart broken and made whole again.
  • Crafting Identity: How to Write Like Your Authentic Self with Keisha-Gaye Anderson
    Crafting Identity: How to Write Like Your Authentic Self with Keisha-Gaye Anderson
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    Sat, Aug 24
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    Aug 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    Aug 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    We will look at ways to discover and define identity, in ways that empower us in expressing our true essential selves.
  • Twyla Hansen Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Twyla Hansen Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Tue, Sep 03
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    Sep 03, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    Sep 03, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    Twyla’s poetry covers significant emotional territory while remaining firmly grounded in the landscape. From memories of the isolation and beauty of growing up on a farm to the economic and cultural forces waged against family farming, her poems are alternately sad, sweet, funny, and moving.
  • Bringing Home Metaphors - From Stars to Constellations with Javon Rustin
    Bringing Home Metaphors - From Stars to Constellations with Javon Rustin
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    Sat, Sep 07
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    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    A workshop to help us plot the images and metaphors in our poems so they are as clear as the night sky revealing constellations.
  • Jon Volkmer Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Jon Volkmer Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Tue, Oct 01
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    Oct 01, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    Oct 01, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
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    Jon is a prolific writer spanning genres of fiction, non-fiction, and YA. Tonight, we'll hear his poetry and have an opportunity to talk with Jon about his literary career.
  • Infecting the Text: Letting Trauma Take its Necessary Shape with Lisa Fay Coutley
    Infecting the Text: Letting Trauma Take its Necessary Shape with Lisa Fay Coutley
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    Sat, Oct 26
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    Oct 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    Oct 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    A workshop that will give you permission and a way in so you can write about difficult topics in an imaginative and informative way.
  • Glorious Dailiness with Erica Reid
    Glorious Dailiness with Erica Reid
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    Sat, Nov 02
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    Nov 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    Nov 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
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    What do we lose when we fail to celebrate — or worse, ignore! — the wondrous details of ordinary life? Join us for a generative workshop that celebrates the details of our everyday lives.
  • Kassandra Montag Poetry Reading & Disccusion
    Kassandra Montag Poetry Reading & Disccusion
    Tue, Nov 05
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    Nov 05, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
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    Nov 05, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
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    Kassandra’s poetry is equal parts meditation, lamentation, and celebration with an unflinching look at how, for many women, our deepest desires are almost always at odds with the lives we’ve chosen or been given.
  • Julie S. Paschold Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Julie S. Paschold Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Tue, Dec 03
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    Dec 03, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
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    Dec 03, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
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    Julie's inaugural poetry book is a collection of eco-poetry with deep roots in Nebraska soil. She's an award-winning poet whose ready to share her journey to success with you.
  • Mapping Our Poems
    Mapping Our Poems
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    Sat, Dec 14
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    Dec 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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    Dec 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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    We will gain inspiration from other poets and poems as seeds for our own poems in this generative writing session.
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