Booked: Discussions, Poetry and Prose

Upcoming Book Signings and Literary News


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’ debut has been praised for its raw confessional style. On Sunday, book discussion group Books and Bagels will meet to discuss Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris, the bestselling author of Chocolat . Set in the same town as Chocolat , Five Quarters mixes intrigue with food. The group meets at 11 am. Later that day, environmental educator and artist Bruce Hopkins will sign When Foxes Wore Red Vests , a collection of essays and poems, at 1 p.m. If you haven’t been to Hot Shops Art Center at 13th and Nicholas in a while (or even if you have), swing by the funky artist collective Saturday to check out the “ARDENT!” show at 7 p.m. will feature an exhibition of photographs from G Thompson Higgins’s portfolio and readings from local writers on themes of love, lust, obsession and passion. Writers interested in participating should email admin@gthompsonhiggins.com. If you happen to be in Lincoln on Valentine’s Day, check out Poetry at the Moon at Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th St, No. 10 in the lower level. Things kick off at 7 p.m. For more information, go to CrescentMoonCoffee.com. Those holding their breath for an official record of bestselling eBook titles can now exhale. The New York Times Best Seller Lists for eBooks goes online February 11 and will begin appearing in print with the Sunday, Feb. 13 edition. James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge’s Tick Tock will be No. 1 for fiction and Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken tops the nonfiction list.


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