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Upcoming Events

  • Shyla Shehan Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Apr 04, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Shehan's work has vibrant language, surprising reversals and insights about our culture that pack a punch.
  • Make-Believe in the Modern Age
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Apr 15
    Apr 15, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    In this workshop, we will tell our stories through a perspective other than our own--finding our voice in another's mouth.
  • NPS Slam Tryouts
    Sat, Apr 29
    The Meadowlark
    Apr 29, 4:00 PM CDT – Apr 30, 9:00 PM CDT
    The Meadowlark, 1624 South St, Lincoln, NE 68502, USA
    At the Nebraska Poetry Society (NPS) Slam Tryouts, the winning poet is selected to represent Nebraska at the BlackBerry Peach National Slam Poetry Competition. NPS has paid for the poet’s Registration/Berth. NPS will also provide a stipend to cover some or all the poet’s travel and hotel expense
  • Tyler Jacobs Poetry Reading & Discussion
    May 02, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    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
    Membership Offer
    Sat, May 20
    May 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    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, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    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, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    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, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    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.
  • Writing the Elegant Sex Poem: Turning Your Readers On Without Turning them Off
    Jul 15, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    Most of us are here on the planet because our parents made love. And since lovemaking is so common, why are so many of us uncomfortable about writing about sex? How can we write about sex without offending or being embarrassed? Find out in this workshop.
  • Kelly Weber Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Aug 01, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    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.
  • Submerged in the Sublime: The Expression of Self-Hood through the Modern Sonnet
    Aug 26, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    The modern sonnet breaks the rigid bounds for an adventure that will set your poem free.
  • Jessica Poli Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Sep 05, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    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
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Sep 23
    Sep 23, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    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, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Marcellus uses vivid imagery to create poignantly relatable poems as a testament to the human condition and remind us that our existence is purposeful.
  • Discovering Kintsugi:  The “golden joinery” of Revision
    Oct 21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    A workshop to explore how we can turn our "broken" into art.
  • Tongues in a Greening Field: "Queering" Ecology Through Poetry
    Nov 04, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    A workshop to explore the pastoral and ecological poems by queer authors. We will discuss the many ways poets can "queer" ecology and write some poems of our own that think about ecology in queer ways.
  • Lucy Adkins Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Nov 07, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    Lucy Adkins' poetry doesn't shy away from hard truths. Yet, she writes with a poignancy that makes them palpable so we can learn from them.
  • Tethering Poems to Place
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Dec 02
    Dec 02, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    A workshop to discover how to anchor your poem in a place rooted in your personal history.
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