The Braided River Series
Featuring Sam Stecher
NEW Venue! KANEKO – UNO Library
July 11, 2012, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
KANEKO – UNO Library
1111 Jones Street
|We are pleased to announce that Wednesday Words events is now held at KANEKO’s KANEKO-UNO Library, located at 1111 Jones Street in Omaha’s Old Market District. Beginning in June, the reading series started holding events in this wonderful new location, with an inaugural reading by William Trowbridge, Missouri’s Poet Laureate. Our partnership with KANEKO and the UNO Library promises many new opportunities for the series. Please join us this month for a reading with Sam Stecher at KANEKO!
Our Featured Writer: Sam Stecher
Sam Stecher has been serving as educator in various capacities since 1997, currently as principal of Emerson Elementary school in Kearney, NE. He has been published in The Empty Room anthology and The Platte Valley Review. He was a member of the first poetry slam team to represent the city of Lincoln at The National Poetry Slam Competition. Once Don Welch told Sam one of his poems was good and then
About Wednesday Words
Wednesday Words originated in the fall of 2009 as a special reading series featuring award-winning writers from the Nebraska Arts Council’s (NAC) Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) in Literature program. It has developed into an ongoing reading series recognizing award-winning writers from Nebraska, including NAC’s IAF honorees. The reading series is brought to you by the Nebraska Arts Council, The Backwaters Press, KANEKO and J.D. Hutton.
Spend your lunch hour with the Braided River reading series from Wednesday Words. Treat yourself once a month to a feast for your ears as you listen to some of the finest in Nebraska writing. Our events are FREE and open to the public.
About the Nebraska Arts Council:
The Nebraska Arts Council (NAC), a state agency, provides numerous grants, services, and special initiatives that help sustain and promote the arts throughout Nebraska. The NAC is supported by the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About The Backwaters Press:
The Backwaters Press is an independent, non-profit press based in Nebraska. The press has published numerous award-winning titles, including the anthology Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (2003), which received two Nebraska book awards, and Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry, which won a Nebraska Book Award for a poetry anthology. Several poets published by the press have had poems from their books read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. In 2011, The Backwaters Press won the Nebraska Center for the Book‘s Jane Geske Award, for its exceptional contribution to the Nebraska literary
KANEKO is a new kind of organization – not a museum – not a gallery – not a library nor a research center – but an open space for open minds that nurtures and promotes creativity in the arts, sciences, and philosophy. Through progressive exhibitions, performances, lectures, symposia, and innovative programming we encourage people to explore and experience the creative process that is essential to all human activity. Learn more at this link about KANEKO – UNO Library, where the readings will be held each month.
Organized as a public non-profit, KANEKO has begun its own creative process, developing programs and evolving its facility in Omaha, Nebraska.
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