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Wednesday, November 7th , at 12:10 PM (NOON for procrastinators) - at Bennett Martin Library, 14th and N sts., Lincoln :
Donna Walter, Education Coordinator, Institute for Holocaust Education
"The Story Behind the Journey That Saved Curious George"


On Nov. 7 at 7:30 in the MBSC Dodge Room, Poet Tim Seibles will ready from his new book “Fast Animal.” Seibles is the recipient of an Open Voice award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Princetown Fine Arts Work Center.


Wednesday, November 7th-- 6-8 pm, Naked Words Open Mike at the Soul Desires (1026 Jackson Street, Omaha). Poetry, Frivolty, the Occasional Pop-Tart. Hosted by Heidi Hermanson, email (at) for more information.


Wednesday, November 7th -- 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. Go here for FaceBook !:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Wednesday, November 7th -- 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

Thursday, November 8th -- 7-8 pm, Poet and Creighton alum Ryan J. Browne will read selections from his newly published book in the Harper Center (Room 3023A, Creighton campus). His debut collection Outside Come In was selected as the 2011 winner of the Bright Hill Press Poetry Award. 
Admission is free and open to the public. Questions should be directed to Dr. Brent Spencer or 402/280-2143.

Friday, November 9 - 7:30 p.m.
at the Ross Media Arts Center

PLEASE NOTE: The venue and time differ from previous listings

You are invited to join The Ross Media Arts Center and Sheldon Museum of Art for a FREE EVENT featuring actor and director Dan Butler and former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.
The evening will consist of a screening of Dan Butler's short film PEARL, adapted from the Ted Kooser poem of the same name, a reading of the poem by the author, and a discussion with Butler and Kooser moderated by L. Kent Wolgamott.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Ross Media Arts Center.


PLEASE NOTE that this event is no longer taking place at Sheldon Museum of Art and is now admission free. There will NOT be a fundraising reception in conjunction with this event. If you purchased tickets online, your payment will be refunded and you will still have reserved tickets which can be picked up at the Ross Box Office.

Adapted for the screen and directed by Dan Butler
When a midwestern poet (Dan Butler) visits an elderly relative (Frances Sternhagen) to bring news of his mother's recent death, the visit takes an unsettling turn. 

An actor, writer, director, and producer, Dan is probably best known as “Bulldog” from the tv series, “Frasier.” His one-man show “The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me…” garnered critical acclaim across the country, including Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations. In 2006, Dan produced, co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in the faux documentary “Karl Rove, I Love You” which the Huffington Post called “hilarious and unsettling – a political Blair Witch Project.” Acting credits include major roles On and Off-Broadway and at repertory companies across the US as well as numerous television shows including “House,” “Law and Order,” “From the Earth to the Moon,” and “Prayers for Bobby.” Film credits include: “Crazy, Stupid Love,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Enemy of the State,” “Fixing Frank,” and “Chronic Town." Dan’s also been active with suicide prevention, and in 1995 was HRC’s National Coming Out Day spokesperson. Dan and his husband Richard Waterhouse recently formed 2nd Act Productions, and their short film “Pearl,” which Dan directed and adapted from former US poet laurate Ted Kooser’s poem, is now making the film festival rounds. 2 years ago they collaborated on another short film comedy directed by Richard and starring Dan called “Respect for Acting” which can be viewed on youtube. 


Ted Kooser is a poet and essayist, a Presidential Professor of English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served as the U. S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006, and his book Delights & Shadows won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His writing is known for its clarity, precision and accessibility.


Saturday, November 10th -- 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 and will only be allowed after 7:30 if less than 8 are in the slam. Hosted by Matt Mason. $7 suggested donation. 

Call 345-5078 or go to for more information.

Poetry at the Moon 
Monday, November 12th , 7pm
at Crescent Moon Coffee
SE corner, 8th & P, Lincoln

Poetry at the Moon presents 


Barbara Salvatore earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Visual Arts, NYC. She is currently a student of the Omaha/Ponca language at UNL. Her artwork and writing has been published in Plains Song Review, Small Farm Journal, United Plant Savers News, and the collectives Who Knew? Catskill Literary Magazine and Walton Writers’ Works; from the Catskill Mountains. Her play, Other People's Ghosts, is a collection of vivid dreams, where the author is not herself, but occupies the bodies of complete strangers. It was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2010 Leapfrog Press Literary Fiction Contest, and was Finalist in Orpheus Theater’s 2011 New Playwright Contest.

Her first novel, Big Horse Woman, was a Finalist in the 2009 Leapfrog Press Literary Fiction manuscript Contest. Big Horse Woman is a Ponca woman, born by the Niobrara River in 1833, under a Shooting-Star Shower and into a time of sweeping change.
The fictional characters Barbara portrays originate in dreams and become real in the storytelling.

This reading is in honor of
Big Horse Woman’s birthday, November 13th, 1833, and to welcome her back to Nebraska.

Joshua Redwine (J.A. Redwine) is a 26 year old freelance writer and poet from Lincoln, Nebraska. He has written for the Daily Nebraskan Newspaper as an opinion columnist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering with a minor in mathematics, and works at Sinclair Hille Architects as a project coordinator.  Joshua has a new book out this year, A Satchel of Dreams, at AMAZON 


Wednesday, November 14th - 7:30pm, at Panic! Bar, 18th & N st, Lincoln - the Smash Teeth Poetry Slam, with Oracle Jones, hosting -- tonite, Barbara Salvatore is featured!


On Wednesday, November 14, The Northeast Community College Visiting Writers Series will host poet Kevin Clark from 7-8pm in Hawks Landing in the Student Center. 
Kevin Clark’s book Self-Portrait with Expletives won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series Book Competition and is published by Pleiades Press and distributed by LSU Press. His first full-length collection In the Evening of No Warning (New Issues Press, 2002) earned a grant from the Academy of American Poets. 
The author of three chapbooks, Kevin has published poems in such journals as the Georgia, Iowa, and Antioch reviews, Crazyhorse, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, The New York Quarterly, and The Denver Quarterly. The Notre Dame Review has anthologized one of his poems in The Notre Dame Review: The First Ten Years. Several years ago he won the Angoff Award for best contribution to The Literary Review. 
Kevin also publishes essays about literature, some of which have appeared in magazines such as The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. A semi-regular critic for The Georgia Review, he’s also published essays in books about Ruth Stone, Charles Wright, and Sandra McPherson. The first ArtsSmith Artist of the Year and winner of two university teaching awards, Kevin has also authored, The Mind’s Eye, a poetry writing textbook published by Pearson Longman. 
A professor of American literature and creative writing at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Kevin also teaches during the summer at The Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma. He lives with his wife Amy Hewes on California’s central coast, where he continues to play rec league softball "despite legs like ancient concrete and more injuries than Evel Knievel." 
These events are sponsored by the Northeast Community College English Department through its Visiting Writers Series. All events are free and open to the public. For further information contact: 

Neil Harrison, Coordinator Phone (402) 844-7348


Wednesday, November 14th -- 11:45 am-1 pm, 
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. While you are here, drop by the Fred Simon Gallery to see some of artwork from our best Nebraska artists. Today features Sara Lihz Staroska.
Sara is a writer, performer, and teaching artist. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Creighton University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. She works as an English Instructor at Metropolitan Community College and is the author of six chapbooks including The Papier Mache Repair Shop Opens for Business.
Wednesday, November 14th -- 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


the Fall 2012 
Plains Writers Series Thursday November 15, 2012, 2pm
Wayne State College, Wayne, NE

WHERE: Humanities Building, 2nd Floor Lounge, Wayne State College / SLAM @ Max Bar & Grill

TIME: Plains Writers Series @ 2:00 pm / SLAM @ 7:00 pm

Wayne State College’s Language and Literature Department, the School of Art and Humanities and the WSC Press are pleased to hold this fall’s Plains Writers Series on Thursday, November 15th, 2012. The Plains Writers Series is held several times a year in an attempt to bring attention to the prose and poetry of local Great Plains writers through reading and interacting with area audiences. 

This fall’s Plains Writers Series will highlight three writers,
Liz Kay, Stephen Coyne, and Rex Walton. The authors will share selected pieces of their recent works in the second floor lounge in the Humanities Building at Wayne State College at 2:00 pm.

Following the Plains Writer Series will be 
Poetry Slam XXVIII
The poetry slam will be held at the Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne, Ne starting at 7:00 pm. If anyone would like to participate in the slam they will need 4 poems and $5 for registration at the door. All events are free and open to the public.

LIZ KAY is a founding editor of Spark Wheel Press and the journal burntdistrict, Liz Kay holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she was the recipient of both an Academy of American Poets Prize and the Wendy Fort Foundation Prize for exemplary work in poetry. In 2008, she was awarded a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize for excellence in lyric poetry. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Nimrod, Willow Springs, The New York Quarterly, Iron Horse Literary Review, Redactions, and Sugar House Review. You can find her at:

STEPHEN COYNE’S fiction and poetry have appeared in many magazines including The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, The North American Review, and The New England Review. He has won a Robert’s Writing Award, a Heartland Fiction Prize, and a Prairie Schooner Reader’s Choice Award. His story, “Hunting Country,” was chosen by Ann Tyler as one of the best stories published about the South from 1996 to 2006 and was republished in Best of the South II from Algonquin Books. Coyne teaches American literature and creative writing at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

REX WALTON - I began writing as an answer to a fellow student, in 1966, Flint, Michigan. Rusty was from the mysterious land of Ohio, wrote music, and poetry, and was exceedingly strange, and somehow very correct in his stretch for understanding. Dylan, and the Beat Poets, and Whitman, and Lowell.. Oh, what a wonderful opening to peer through - into the core of the real world, that one beyond my small-town origins. 1985 sent me back to school for more questions, and clues, and a plan for happenstance and ambiguity to take hold, and give me back my true self, if there was such a person left. I spent such glorious, frivolous, exacting times with Greg Kuzma, Charlie Stubblefield, Mordecai Marcus, Marcia Southwick, and Warren Fine, to name a few. That, and a few hundred books of poetry, and prose. So, I've been writing more and more, for longer than I could have imagined. My life continues to turn, and shift, and open. I'm glad to be fully here, at times, and catch a piece of writing going by - mine, or others' - no matter. It is a challenge and a dare, and a privilege to live this way. Along this wayside, I've been granted appearances in a number of Midwest magazines, among them the Rocky Mountain Review, Plainsong, and Plains Song Review, as well as the Middlewesterner, an online collection of views and visageings. Also, I've worked with writers here in Nebraska with workshop presentations, most recently "Writers Write!" , through the Nebraska Literary Heritage Assn. I run the Reading Series weekly at Crescent Moon Coffee in Lincoln.

Chad Christensen
WSC Press


Thursday, November 15th
7:30 pm 

Prairie Schooner Visiting Writer: Reading by Charlene Spearen at INDIGO BRIDGE BOOKS, 7th & P, Lincoln

Charlene Spearen is an assistant professor
and chair of the Humanities Division at Allen University.
Her credits include A Book of Exquisite Disasters (University
of South Carolina Press), and a chapbook, Without
Possessions (Stepping Stone Press Editors Series Award).
Her poems have appeared in Seeking: Poetry and Prose
Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green (University of South
Carolina Press), -gape-seed (Uphook Press), Country Dog
Review, as well as other journals.


Thursday, November 15th -- 4pm, Poetry Reading with Kwame Dawes 
at the Charles B. Washington Library (2868 Ames Ave, Omaha). 
Come hear Kwame Dawes, Guggenheim fellow and 2011 winner of the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, read his poetry! Reading to be followed by a Q & A session, with light refreshments.

Sheldon Museum of Art

Thursday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m. -- Jodi Dean, professor of political sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, "Communicative Capitalism: This Is What Democracy Looks Like," Dean’s talk draws from work she has done in new media and politics over the last decade and a half. Dean agrees with those who emphasize the democratic potential of participation in communicative networks, but argues that democracy has merged with capitalism such that the communicative acts we engage in reinforce the hold of capitalism.

Tuesday, November 20th -- 7-8pm, Poetry Downtown On The Bricks at Book Ends Used and Collectible Books (2218 Central Ave., Kearney). Tonight features 2 poets. Admission is free to the public, but come early - we can only seat about 30 folks comfortably. Call Book Ends at 308-293-0031 or email


the E. N. Thompson Forum: at the Lied Center

Nov. 28, 7 p.m. — Nebraska Solicitor General J. Kirk Brown and Michael Radelet, professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, will present the Chuck and Linda Wilson Dialogue on Domestic Issues, “The Death Penalty: Justice, Retribution and Dollars”.


Wednesday, November 21st -- 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

Wednesday, November 21st  -- 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. 
Go here for FaceBook !

Monday, November 26th -- 7pm 
Poetry at the Moon
Greg Kuzma & Terry Oberst: 
Born in 1944, GREG KUZMA is the author of Song for Someone Going Away (Ithaca House), Good News (Viking), The Obedience School (Three Rivers Press), and many other books. His Selected Poems appeared from Carnegie Mellon University Press in 1996. A new collection, McKeever Bridge, is just out from Sandhills Press. New long poems appear inTriquarterly, Harvard Review, Poetry East, and Witness. He was educated at Syracuse University (BA, 1966, MA, 1967), he teaches in the English Department at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln and is the editor of Best Cellar Press. He is at work on a screenplay. 

Terry Oberst, with years of writing, several books and many published poems, also facilitates the twice-monthly Writers Workshop at the F Street Rec Center. 
He leans towards the confessional, the elegaic, the formal-sounding works -- loves Yeats, Keats, Wordsworth, and many current writers.
He is currently working on a re-release of one of his earlier works, as well as writing a batch of new poems .....
Monday, November 26th -- 7-8pm, WriteLife Presents: 
Writers' Open Mic at The PS Collective (6056 Maple St., Omaha). There will be 10 minute slots available for writers to sign up to read their work. This can be poetry, an excerpt from your published book, a piece that you're working on...anything goes, as long as you wrote it! Not a writer, but want to catch a glimpse of local creativity and talent? Stop by and be entertained!
Wednesday, November 28th -- 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


Thursday, November 29th   
5:30 pm-7:00 pm Cave / Cinema: Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams and the Politics of Time 
Lutz Koepnick is Professor of German, Film and Media Studies, and Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis. Part of the Humanities on the Edge speaker series.


Monday, December 3rd, 7pm  - Poetry at the Moon 
presents:  Prairie Trout
Prairie Trout is a writing group that has been meeting since the late 1980s. Members are: Marge Saiser, Mary Pipher, Karen Shoemaker, Twyla Hansen, and Pam Barger. 
Marge Saiser’s fourth full-length book, Losing the Ring in the River, coming in 2013 from University of New Mexico Press, is a novel in poems. Her awards include several Nebraska Book Awards and an Academy of American Poets Award. Saiser is co-editor, with Shelly Clark, of Road Trip: Conversations with Writers. 
Mary Pipher is the author of Reviving Ophelia, Saving The Selves of Adolescent Girls. Her 8th book was a spiritual memoir Seeking Peace: The Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World. Her 9th book, The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture will be published by Riverhead in June 2013. 
Karen Gettert Shoemaker is the author of the short story collection Night Sounds and Other Stories and the novel The Meaning of Names, due out in 2013 from Red Hen Press. She is a faculty mentor at the University of Nebraska MFA in Writing Program. 
Twyla Hansen's newest book, Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet (with Linda Hasselstrom), won the 2012 Nebraska Book Award for poetry, and was a finalist for both the Willa Literary Award and High Plains Book Award. She has five other books of poetry, including Potato Soup, which won the 2004 Nebraska Book Award.

Pam Herbert Barger
has published prose in music teaching magazines, in Womans Day, and in Eye of My Heart. Puddinghouse Press published her poetry chapbook, The Pinball God Let Fly, in 2007. She continues to work on a book for teen-aged piano students and on several different poetry manuscripts. Pam sings and plays with The FabTones, the Melody Wranglers, and the bluegrass band The Toasted Ponies.

December 4th, 7pm, at the South Mill, 48th & Prescott, Lincoln

- the group read ---- send in a request to Deborah to read for the December celebration:


Wednesday, December 5th , at 12:10 PM (NOON for procrastinators) - at Bennett Martin Library, 14th and N sts., Lincoln : LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY 
Vicki Wood, Youth Services Librarian, Lincoln City Libraries
"Good Books for Giving"



Nebraska Book Awards, 2012:

012 (13th annual) for books published in 2011

Aspects of Robinson: Homage to Weldon Kees, edited by Christopher Buckley and Christopher Howell 
Publisher: The Backwaters Press 

Anthology Honor:
Women on the North American Plains, edited by Renee Laegreid and Sandra K. Mathews
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press 

First Telegraph Line across the Continent: Charles Brown’s 1861 Diary, edited by Dennis Mihelich and James E. Potter
Publisher: Nebraska State Historical Society Books
Designer: Reigert Graphics

Cover/Design/Illustration Honor:
Flushed During Play: 51 Pet Rodent Deaths, compiled by Jeff Lacey
Artwork: Calvin Banks
Publisher: Rogue Faculty Press

To Be Sung Underwater, by Tom McNeal
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Nonfiction: Biography:
Rattlesnake Daddy: A Son's Search for His Father, by Brent Spencer
Publisher: The Backwaters Press

Nonfiction: History:
The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ‘68 Racial Divide, by Steve Marantz
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 

Nonfiction: Nebraska as Place:
Portraits Of The Prairie: The Land That Inspired Willa Cather, by Richard Schilling
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 

Nonfiction: Reference:
Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains, by Jon Farrar 
Publisher: University of Iowa Press 

Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet, by Twyla M. Hansen and Linda M. Hasselstrom
Publisher: The Backwaters Press

Ted Kooser's Poem Inspires a Film!

Ted KooserA short film by Dan Butler, inspired by Ted Kooser's poem "Pearl" has been making the rounds of the film festivals, and the New England Festival has put it online. 
(CLICK HERE for online version)

There will be a showing at Ross Media Center November 9
(CLICK HERE FOR full article)

and down the road, at UNL: 
Sherman Alexie on January 28th, 
and Lee Young-Li from February 16th til March 1st

Melissa Homestead Receives Honorable Mention by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers for its  first Edition Award

ClarenceAn edition of Catharine Sedgwick's novel Clarence, co-edited by English department faculty member Melissa J. Homestead, has been awarded an Honorable Mention by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers for its  first Edition Award. The SSAWW Edition Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference to recognize excellence in the recovery of American women writers. First published in 1830, Sedgwick's novel of manners is set in New York City in the 1820s. Co-edited by Homestead and Ellen A. Foster (Clarion University of Pennsylvania) and published by Broadview Press, the edition features an introduction authored by Homestead focusing on Sedgwick's place in transatlantic literary culture and her imaginative engagements with New York City and the Caribbean, as well as a selection of contextual documents and images


William Kloefkorn Award 
for Excellence in Poetry 

Our good friend and poetry workhorse, Jim Reese, of Mt Marty College in Yankton, SD, sends us this:

One winner receives $500 and publication in PADDLEFISH. Submission fee $12 (for two poems). All poets submitting to the contest receive a copy of the forthcoming journal. All submissions will also be considered for the forthcoming issue of PADDLEFISH. The contest is judged byPADDLEFISH editor-in-chief Jim Reese and associate editor Dana DeWitt. All contest entrants can submit up to two poems for consideration each year. Each poem should not exceed two pages single-spaced. NO previously published work. NO simultaneous submissions.
Send a $12 check payable to Mount Marty College. In the subject line write Kloefkorn Award. On the submission envelope please write Kloefkorn Award. Please include SASE for the winning announcement. Submission period Nov. 1, 2012 - Feb. 28, 2013. The winner will be announced no later than April 30, 2013.

Submissions should be sent to:

   Mount Marty College
      c/o PADDLEFISH 
      1105 West 8th St .
      Yankton, SD 57078
*Don't forget to include your email, phone number and mailing address on the REVERSE side of each poetry submission.
William KloefkornThe William Kloefkorn Award for Excellence in Poetry was established in memory of the late Nebraska State Poet William Kloefkorn. Bill was named the Nebraska State Poet by proclamation of the Unicameral in 1982. In addition to his many publications and honors, he also won first-place in the 1978 Nebraska Hog-Calling Championship. A retired professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, he was the author of over twenty collections of poetry and other books, including Alvin Turner as Farmer (Logan House, 2004), Sunrise, Dayglow, Sunset, Moon (Talking River Publications, 2004), andWalking the Campus (Lone Willow Press, 2004). He also published four memoirs, This Death by Drowning, Restoring the Burnt Child, At Home on This Moveable Earth and Breathing in the Fullness of Time (U. of Nebraska Press). He was the author of two collections of short fiction, A Time to Sink Her Pretty Little Ship and Shadow Boxer (Logan House Press). Other books include Sergeant Patrick Gass, Chief Carpenter: On the Trail with Lewis and Clark (Spoon River), Uncertain the Final Run to Winter (Windflower Press), Loup River Psalter (Spoon River), Welcome to Carlos (Spoon River), and Drinking the Tin Cup Dry (White Pine Press, 1989). His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Georgia Review, Poet & Critic, and elsewhere. Bill mentored innumerable students and folks interested in the written word. Bill was a great friend and inimitable teacher.


from the Bookguide at Lincoln city Libraries:

..... and, the Selection for the 
2012 One Book - One Lincoln 
Destiny of the Republic 
by Candice Millard!

Readers in Lincoln cast their votes in June and July, and by an overwhelming majority, the tome you all selected for this year's 
One Book - One Lincoln title was Millard's engrossing look at the assassination of President James A. Garfield.

You can visit this year's official One Book - One Lincoln website for resources related to this year's selected title. The special programs for this year are still being finalized, and we'll announce those on the libraries' website, on Facebook, and via the One Book - One Lincoln e-mail list and Blog as soon as possible.

Thanks for your continued support for One Book - One Lincoln -- we look forward to another Fall of engaging discussions and informative programming related to the selected book!

The readers' services page of the Lincoln City Libraries
Lincoln, Nebraska


sets up new rules for submissions this summer! 
the Schooner writes:
School's out for summer, but we want to keep reading! So we’re breaking our own rule — our general submission period closes May 1, but 
between May 2 and August 31, we’ll accept creative nonfiction essay submissions via our online submission system.
CliK here for more info


Kwame Dawes, professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner, has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He is among 181 scholars, artists and scientists in the United States and Canada who were selected for the honor from nearly 3,000 applicants.

The fellowship will support his work on the poem cycle, “August: A Quintet,” which is based on the work of August Wilson, an American playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner whose work illustrated the African-American experience in the 20th century.


UNL professor Joy Castro's forthcoming debut novel, Hell or High Water, has been chosen as the September 2012 Book of the Month by the Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club. It's good national publicity for a first novel: there are book club chapters all over the country, and Joy will be doing teleconferencing in September.
UNL professor Wheeler Winston Dixon's book A History of Horror (Rutgers UP) has been chosen by Choice, the ALA Library Journal, as an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year for 2011. As Choice notes, their list of Outstanding Academic Books "comprise[s] less than 9 percent of the titles reviewed during 2011 and 2.5 percent of those submitted during that same time span, [ensuring that] these exceptional titles are truly the 'best of the best.'" In addition, A History of Horror will be released as an audio book by Redwood Audiobooks in 2012, and has just gone into a second printing from Rutgers.