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Booked: Free Poetry and a Free eBook

* U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin will appear at the Joslyn Art Museum at 22nd and Dodge in the Witherspoon Concert Hall this Thursday, April 28th at 5:30 p.m. He’ll read from his works and take questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public. * This Saturday, April 30, marks the 29th anniversary of the annual Neihardt Spring Conference held in Bancroft, Neb. This year’s theme is...

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Booked: Much, Much Cooler Than You

* There’s a dual book signing this Saturday at the Bookworm in Countryside Village at 87th and Pacific. Sarah McKinstry-Brown will sign copies of her book, Cradling Monsoons, and Amy Plettner will sign hers, Undoing Orion’s Belt, at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Both writers have received MFAs from the University of Nebraska — McKinstry-Brown’s in poetry and Plettner’s in writing — and both are promoting their...

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Booked: Poems in Your Pockets, Author Signings and More

* If you work downtown, consider checking out the Nebraska Arts Council’s "Wednesday Words," this Wednesday, April 13, in the Burlington Place Building at 10th and Farnam in the lower level. Author and screenwriter Richard Dooling (White Man's Grave, Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital) will be this week’s featured speaker. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. The event is free and runs from 11:45 a.m....

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The Coffins of Little Hope

Timothy Schaffert’s new novel The Coffins of Little Hope (Unbridled) takes its elegiac tone from Essie, the elderly obit writer and sage of a fading ag town. Her inquisitiveness and intuition make her the apt narrator for relating this rural gothic tale of faith on trial. Schaffert, founder-director of the Omaha Lit Fest and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln lecturer, has a predilection for idiosyncratic...

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Booked: National Poetry Month Kicks Off

Metropolitan Community College’s Writers' Club will be celebrating National Poetry Month with a poetry reading featuring MCC instructors Jen Lambert, Liz Kay and Paul Dickey in the South Omaha Campus Writing Center (located in the Connector Building, room 222) this Wednesday, April 6. English instructor Lambert is an editor for The Unitidy Season: an Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets, Kay has received both an...

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