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2012.08.29 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Writer's Workshop Series Returns on Sept. 5

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Writer’s Workshop is once again hosting its Writer’s Workshop Reading Series, featuring free public readings and discussions by nationally renowned authors.

Six authors will speak on campus at 7:30 Wednesdays throughout the fall semester starting September and running through November. This semester’s authors include two professors, two poets, a screenwriter and essayist.

On Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room, Richard Duggin, founder of the UNO Writer’s Workshop and fiction author, will read from his new collection of short stories called “Why Won’t You Talk to Me?” Duggin has taught at UNO for 40 years and his work has honored by Best American Short Stories, Pushcart prize Anthology and Playboy Magazine.

On Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Poet Art Homer will read from his book “Blind Uncle Night” in the MBSC Dodge Room. Homer has awards from the Nebraska Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and Pushcart.

On Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, James McBride, a New York Times Bestselling author and screenwriter, will read from his works. McBride’s debut novel “Miracle at St. Anna” was turned into a major motion picture, which he adapted, and his memoir, “The Color of Water” is considered an American classic.

On Oct. 17 at 7:30 in the MBSC Dodge Room, Essayist and Novelist Jo Ann Beard will read from her new novel “In Zainesville.” Beard is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in addition to teaching nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Rinebeck, N.Y.

On Oct. 24 at 7:30 in the Thompson Alumni Center, Essayist Dinty W. Moore will read from his recent works. Moore is a professor and director of the creative writing program at Ohio University in addition to being the author of several books.

On Nov. 7 at 7:30 in the MBSC Dodge Room, Poet Tim Seibles will ready from his new book “Fast Animal.” Seibles is the recipient of an Open Voice award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Princetown Fine Arts Work Center.

The UNO Writer’s Workshop is part of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media, offering bachelor’s of fine arts degrees in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction and a master’s of fine arts degree.

For more information on the Writer’s Workshop Series, contact Miles Waggener at 402.554.2151 or by email at mwaggener@unomaha.edu.

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