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Listings For December, 2016

Listings After December

About the Poetry Menu

How to Submit Events

Donation Info


Arts Organizations

The Lincoln Arts Council

The Nebraska Arts Council

Nebraska Center for the Book

Humanities Nebraska

the Nebraska Writers Collective

Nebraska Writers Guild

Nebraskans For The Arts


Poetry Resources

American Life in Poetry: A column by Ted Kooser

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City


The Nebraska Center for Writers



The Nebraska Library Commission

Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

The Neihardt State Historic Site

Omaha Public Library


Series and Festivals

The Clean Part Reading Series

The (downtown) omaha lit fest

Feeback at KANEKO

John H. Ames Reading Series

Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains

The Nebraska Book Festival

the no name reading series

OM Center Poetry Events:
OmahaSlam.com

The Plains Writers Series

Tuesdays With Writers

Wayne State College Poetry Slams


Presses


The Backwaters Press

Bradypress

Logan House Press

University of Nebraska Press

Nebraska Territory Review

WSC Press and WSC Press Facebook


Independent Bookstores

A Novel Idea Bookstore

The Bookworm bookstore

Indigo Bridge Books


Blogs/Artist Info

The Heartland Voice blog

The H.U.N. Poets

Blog of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors

MidVerse.com

The Plains Song Review blog

Prairie Moon Reading & Music News (Lincoln-area readings)

Pseudo Poseur Productions

The Wordsmiths


National Poetry Resources

For US and worldwide poetry listings, go to The Poetry Kit


Poetryslam.com


December

  • 12/1, Th-- 6-8pm, a December Evening at Mo Java (48th and St Paul, Lincoln). This month features poets Rich Wyatt and Mike Catherwood along with Lincoln songwriter Deann Allison.

  • 12/3, Sa-- 1-3pm, Omaha Writers Group at Petshop Gallery (2725 N 62nd St, Omaha). A weekly writing workshop open to the public. Bring your work and bring your friends. Every week, Gen provides coffee, snacks, and writing exercises. (every Saturday)

  • 12/3, Sa-- 1:30-3:30pm, The 16th Annual Teen Poetry Bash at the W Dale Clark Main Library (215 S 15th St, Omaha). Sponsored by the Omaha Public Library, join Nebraska Writers Collective's Bring two of your original poems to perform as slam poetry or read aloud. Top scoring entrants will pass the first round to be eligible for the cash grand prizes. Featuring Louder Than a Bomb coaches from Nebraska Writers’ Collective as the judges and emcees. Must be in grades 8-12. Space is limited to 40 entries. Registration is requested, but walk-in entries may be accepted if space allows. To register and get more information, go to the OPL Event Page.

  • 12/3, Sa-- 7pm, Red Path Readers at Red Path Gallery (514 Seward St, Seward). It will be a Christmasy evening with seasonal poems by Charlene Neely, then a short writing moment for everyone, then a few of those read for all of us. See more on the Fcebook Event page.

  • 12/5, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln). For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)

  • 12/6, Tu-- 7pm, Tuesdays with Writers at The South Mill (4736 Prescott, just west of 48th and Prescott, Lincoln). Featured readers TBA. There is an open mic following the feature. For more information, contact Deborah McGinn at dmcginn@lps.org (1st Tuesday of the month)

  • 12/7, W-- 6:30pm, STIR: Blessed Mary at First Christian Church (6630 Dodge St, Omaha). Join us this Advent season as our group of all women artists help us to reconsider the blessings of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Heidi Hermanson, Olivia Johnson and Zedeka Poindexter will be our poets. Kari Sagal and Paula Wallace will guide us with their paintings. The Lone Tree theather group, led by Julia Hinson, will be our acting troop. The event is free and open to the public.

  • 12/7, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 12/7, W-- 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. (every Wednesday)

  • 12/9, F-- 7pm, Open Mic Poetry Night at Espresso Shoppe (419 North Dewey St, North Platte). It's a fun, funny, widely varied group. Poems can be short or long, funny or touching, rhymed or free verse. Musicians too. George Lauby of The North Platte Bulletin emcees and makes you feel comfortable. (2nd and 4th Friday).

  • 12/10, Sa-- 1-3pm, Omaha Writers Group at Petshop Gallery (2725 N 62nd St, Omaha). A weekly writing workshop open to the public. Bring your work and bring your friends. Every week, Gen provides coffee, snacks, and writing exercises. (every Saturday)

  • 12/10, Sa-- 7pm, the Omaha Poetry Slam and open mic at TBA. It's the longest-running slam in Omaha, often featuring some of the best performance poets in the nation. Open mic starts at 7 followed by the slam. Hosted by Zedeka Poindexter. $5, $3 for students. (2nd Saturday of every month)

  • 12/12, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln). For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)

  • 12/13, Tu-- 7pm, Imaginary Gardens Reading at Mr. Toad (1002 Howard St, Omaha) featuring poets Maria Nazos and Greg Kuzma. This monthly series by Michael Skau features talented local poets. See more information at the Facebook Event page.

  • 12/12, M-- 7pm-2am, The Samurai of Spoken Word 5th Anniversary show at the Pizza Shoppe Collective (6056 Maple St, Omaha). Free show, though accepting donations for a charity of the month. See more at the Facebook Event page.

  • 12/14, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 12/14, W-- 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. (every Wednesday)

  • 12/15, Th-- 7-11pm, Verbal Gumbo with Felicia Webster and Michelle Troxclair at House of Loom (1012 S. 10th St., Omaha). $7, all ages until 9pm, 21+ after. Crabby about the political climate? Want some okra change? Just want to discuss your relationshrimps--or the andouille sausage in your life? Well, Verbal Gumbo is here with some hot, spicey flava with a side o' rice and rhythm. This is the Spoken Word event that promotes our rich diversity of culture and style. Soul session immediately following by DJ Real. (3rd Thursday)

  • 12/17, Sa-- 9am-5pm, Buy Books/Give Books: Fundraiser for Youth in Prison at Barnes & Noble (7400 Dodge St, Omaha (Crossroads Mall)). Purchase books here today and a portion of proceeds is donated to buy books at the Douglas County Youth Center (DCYC). Say "I'm here for DCYC!" at check-out to declare that the established % of your proceeds goes to buy books for the DCYC library. See more at the Facebook Event page.

  • 12/17, Sa-- 1-3pm, Omaha Writers Group at Petshop Gallery (2725 N 62nd St, Omaha). A weekly writing workshop open to the public. Bring your work and bring your friends. Every week, Gen provides coffee, snacks, and writing exercises. (every Saturday)

  • 12/19, M-- 7pm, Open Mic at the Moon, at Crescent Moon Coffee (140 N 8th St #10 Lower Level, Lincoln). For more information, contact crescentmoon@inebraska.com and check www.crescentmooncoffee.com/. (every Monday)

  • 12/21, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 12/21, W-- 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. (every Wednesday)

  • 12/23, F-- 7pm, Open Mic Poetry Night at Espresso Shoppe (419 North Dewey St, North Platte). It's a fun, funny, widely varied group. Poems can be short or long, funny or touching, rhymed or free verse. Musicians too. George Lauby of The North Platte Bulletin emcees and makes you feel comfortable. (2nd and 4th Friday).

  • 12/28, W-- 8pm-1:30am, Aly Peeler Open Mic at the Down Under (3530 Leavenworth St, Omaha). Open to poets, musicians, and more. Free!

  • 12/28, W-- 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. (every Wednesday)

Coming Up:

  • 1/14, Sa-- 1:30-3:30pm, Teen Poetry Workshop at the Abrahams branch Omaha Library (5111 North 90th Street, Omaha). This month's workshop is led by nationally-known touring poet Sierra DeMulder. Sponsored by the Omaha Public Library, join Nebraska Writers Collective's Louder Than a Bomb coaches and visiting artists to learn from the experts. Free, aimed at teens but open to all.

  • 1/25, W 7-8:30pm, The Backwaters Press Reading at Gallery 1516 (1516 Leavenworth St, Omaha) featuring Kwame Dawes, Lisa Fay Coutley, and Michael Skau. For full information, see the Facebook Event Page.

  • 2/11, Sa-- 1:30-3:30pm, Teen Poetry Workshop at the Washington branch Omaha Library (2868 Ames Ave, Omaha). This month's workshop is led by nationally-known touring poet Will Evans. Sponsored by the Omaha Public Library, join Nebraska Writers Collective's Louder Than a Bomb coaches and visiting artists to learn from the experts. Free, aimed at teens but open to all.



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