Omaha Lit Fest Returns


September 12th, 2019

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

It turns out others had shared the same sentiment, since the event will be attended by many Omaha and Lincoln writers, like Matt Mason, Sarah McKinstry Brown, and Kwame Dawes. The festival has also attracted the attention of national figures like Sam Slaughter, and PEN Malamud winner Amina Gautier.

The Omaha Lit Fest isn’t so much a quiet reading or lecture, but rather a chance for readers and writers to share their experience in the art form. The opening night party begins on Friday evening at Wilson and Washburn. The main event on Saturday from 10am to 5pm features readings of all genres, and the festival will conclude on Sunday with an after party at Pageturners’ Lounge.

All events part of the 2019 Omaha Lit Fest are free and open to the public. To learn more, visit or find their page on Facebook.

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