OMAHA - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Writer’s Workshop Reading Series is returning for its 2014 season, featuring free public readings and discussions with locally and nationally known authors.
Six authors will speak on the UNO campus on Wednesdays throughout the fall semester. The series will run five weeks from September through November.
Karen Gettert Shoemaker – Wednesday, Sept. 10
This year’s Writer’s Workshop Reading Series will begin on Sept. 10 with Karen Gettert Shoemaker, a novelist who will be reading from her most recent novel, “The Meaning of Names.” Awards for her writing include a Nebraska Press Association Award for Feature Writing, two Independent Artist Fellowship Awards from the Nebraska Arts Council, and a Nebraska Book Award for Short Fiction.
Shoemaker’s presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the UNO Art Gallery in the Weber Fine Arts Building.
Carl Phillips – Wednesday, Sept. 17
On Wednesday, Sept. 27, poet and author Carl Phillips will visit campus for a 7:30 p.m. presentation in the UNO Art Gallery.
Phillips is the author of a number of books of poetry including “Silverchest,” “Double Shadow,” and “Quiver of Arrows.” his honors include the 2006 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Pushcart Prize, the Academy of Poets Prize, induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Library of Congress.
Sue William Silverman – Wednesday, Oct. 8
On Wednesday, Oct. 8, memoirist Sue William Silverman will present at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center’s Dodge Room.
Silverman is the author of three memoirs, a collection of poetry and a craft book on writing. Her writings include “The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew,” “Because I remember Terror, Father, I Remember You,” and “Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey Through Sexual Addiction,” which was also made into a Lifetime Movie.
Silverman has appeared on a number of nationally syndicated television and radio programs including “The View” and “Anderson Cooper 360.”
Charles D’Ambrosio – Wednesday, Nov. 5
On Wednesday, Nov. 5, Charles D’Ambrosio will present at 7:30 p.m. inside the UNO Art Gallery inside the Weber Fine Arts Building.
D’Ambrosio is a fiction writer and essayist who has published two collections of short stories, “The Point” and “The Dead Fish Museum,” as well as a collection of essays titled “Orphans.” Many of D’Ambrosio’s works have appeared in the “New Yorker” as well as other publications like “The Paris Review” and “A Public Space.”
Lukas, a professor in UNO’s Creative Writing program, will read from her first novel, “Farthest House,” which was published earlier this year and tells the story of a woman who narrates her life, and death, in order to help solver her murder. Lukas received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from UNO in 2004. She is a regular contributor to “NEBRASKAland” and has had her work published in the 2012 anthology “On Becoming.”
Dixon also teaches in UNO’s Creative Writing program and will read from her recently published first book of poetry, “Too Heavy to Carry.” Dixon has also been featured in “Sugar House Review,” “Midwest Quarterly Review,” “Coe Review” and “Eclectica.”
For additional information or questions, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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