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The 2015 downtown Omaha Lit Fest, whose theme is "Nervosa: Science, Psych & Story," celebrates the reflective power of literature to explore human vulnerability. Worry over terrorism, the economy, climate change, the singularity, genet... more

Sep 19, 2015 2:17 AM Art

It was the case that shattered innocence and struck fear into an entire nation, inspired artists like Terrence Malick and Bruce Springsteen to create some of their finest work, and would be forever associated with Nebraska. The two week k... more

Dec 14, 2012 4:23 AM Art

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy with his bearded mug, bouncer glare and imposing size. This tabloid poet and rebel, who hails from a long line of barkee... more

Oct 27, 2011 11:27 PM Art

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team Sendoff Show. The team (Steven Evans, Jake Narofsky, Patrick Sather, Tessie Stednitz, and Ben Wenzl) will be headed to Bosto... more

Aug 3, 2011 10:54 PM Art

*Fans of horror, monsters and strange illustrations take note: artist Michael Bukowski is illustrating every monster mentioned in the works of horror master H.P. Lovecraft on his blog, yog-blogsoth.blogspot.com. Each illustration is paired ... more

Jun 16, 2011 2:56 AM Art

* Pinot, Pigs and Poets, a fundraiser for Campfire USA at Happy Hollow Country Club (1701 S. 105th St.), will be Friday, June 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. Pinot, Pigs and Poets is an annual event attendees to sample featured Pinot Noir wines and ... more

Jun 9, 2011 1:20 AM Art

Author James Solhein will be at the Bookworm at 87th and Pacific this Saturday, May 14th to sign copies of his new book Born Yesterday, The Diary of a Young Journalist. He will conduct a writing workshop for all ages. He will also help atte... more

May 11, 2011 10:14 PM Art

* Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, this Wednesday’s Naked Words Open Mic will meet on the Nebraska side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge downtown at 6 p.m. In the event it rains, the event will be held at its usual location — Soul Desi... more

May 4, 2011 9:56 PM Art

* 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 fre... more

Apr 27, 2011 9:22 PM Art

* 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... more

Apr 20, 2011 2:56 AM Art

* 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 M... more

Apr 13, 2011 11:58 PM Art

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 rura... more

Apr 13, 2011 4:34 AM Art

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... more

Apr 6, 2011 10:25 PM Art

* This Wednesday, March 30, two-time National Poetry Slam champ Sierra DeMulder will perform at the OM Center at 12th and Howard in the Old Market at 8 p.m. She is promoting her first full-length collection of poetry, The Bones Below . The... more

Mar 31, 2011 3:49 AM Art

Get your poetry this Wednesday, March 9 when the Midwest Poetry Vibe converges at Irie, located at 302 S. 11th St. on the edge of the Old Market. The event, which runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., will include a mix of poetry, R&B and live pe... more

Mar 10, 2011 11:40 PM Art

* The big news for book lovers last week was the announcement that Borders had filed for bankruptcy protection and was closing 200 stores. The good news is that none of the three Omaha-area stores are among them. In an email to customers, P... more

Feb 24, 2011 1:40 AM Art

It’ll be a busy weekend at the Bookworm, located at 87th and Pacific. On Saturday, Feb. 12, author David Philip Mullins will sign copies of his book, Greetings from Below at 1 pm. Winner of the McCarthy Prize for short fiction, Mullins’ deb... more

Feb 9, 2011 6:08 PM Art

* There’s a lot going on at The Bookworm at 87th and Pacific in Countryside Village this week. Saturday, Jan. 29, bestselling romance author Victoria Alexander, aka Cherry Griffin, will sign copies of her latest book, The Perfect Mistress, ... more

Jan 27, 2011 8:53 PM Art

Author Marilyn June Coffey says she tears up every time she reads this part of Teresa Martin’s story: “As she slipped her wide foot into her shoe, she felt like Cinderella donning the glass slipper. Up from ashes. She could hardly breathe... more

Jan 20, 2011 2:43 AM Art

* What books will you be reading this year? Kenneth Slawenski’s portrait of the Catcher in the Rye author, J.D. Salinger: A Life is rumored to be the most in-depth biography yet. O: A Presidential Novel by an anonymous author that proudly c... more

Jan 20, 2011 2:32 AM Art

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