LIVE! Storytelling First Show Sunday

November 29th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—A good book can be enjoyed at home or at a library, but literature often thrives as performance on the streets and in coffee shops. But most audiences looking for live readings are probably hearing mostly poetry—no fiction, no essays. Writer and UNO instructor, Jaye Viner, questioned why that is when designing a new series opening this Sunday at Kaneko, called Live! Storytelling.

Featuring LIVE! Founder, Jaye Viner

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Omaha Lit Fest Returns

September 12th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Omaha Lit Fest, an annual event that welcomes writers and readers from across the country is returning this weekend. Originally created by area novelist Timothy Schaffert, the event had been on hiatus but revived by Ted and Nicole Wheeler of the Dundee Company Roving Book Store.

Featuring Ted and Nicole Wheeler

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Playhouse Presents American Favorite “Of Mice and Men’

February 15th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Of Mice and Men opens tomorrow at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Written by John Steinbeck, it’s one of the author’s most famous novels, depicting the life of the worker during America’s Great Depression. Character, comradery, and humor are inherent in Steinbeck’s work, but it’s a grim reality that tests these traits for protagonists, George and his friend, Lennie, who deals with a mental disability.

Director, Ablan Roblin and Actor, Michelle Vallier comment.

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‘Siberian Exile’ Presented at Bookworm

June 18th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Sister Cities Association, connecting Omaha with its foreign partners and their nations, is inviting the community to a book presentation by Canadian author, Julija Šukys at the Bookworm this Wednesday evening. Her family is from Lithuania, a sister city nation. While researching her second book, Epistolophilia, the biography of a Lithuanian librarian who secretly helped Jews in the ghetto, Šukys had not expected to find an interview with her own grandmother in the archive.

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Backwaters Press Reading Series Continues

April 24th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Poet and fiction writer, Lucy Adkins, Lincoln resident and MFA graduate from UNO. In addition to leading workshops, she’s also co-written a guide to writing, and she’s just finishing up a novel.

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Readings and Workshops from Backwaters Press

January 24th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Backwaters Press, an independent nonprofit literary press based here in Nebraska will continue their ongoing Reading Series next Wednesday at Gallery 1516.

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