OMAHA - What does a poet’s workday have in common with a costume designer’s? And how is their work similar to an entrepreneur’s? How about a chef’s, or a cancer doctor’s?
These questions, and more, will be answered by experts from a wide range of disciplines as they come together for a new series called “PROCESS: How Creative Thinking Gets Work Done,” which will be hosted by the KANEKO-UNO Creative Library and UNO Writer’s Workshop.
PROCESS will include four panel discussions, beginning in November and running through May 2015, focused on four stages of the creative process: “First Drafts,“ “Revision,” “Completion” and “Critique.”
Each event in the series is free to the public and will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the KANEKO Library, 1111 Jones St. in the Old Market.
The schedule for events is:
“First Drafts: What They Are and What they Aren’t”
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Panelists include digital artist, printmaker and UNO professor Gary Day; Shonna Dorsey, co-founder and managing director of Interface: The Web School; Sharon Sobel, UNO professor, costume designer and author; and Miles Waggener, the author of 2 prize-winning poetry collections and a professor in the UNO Writer’s Workshop.
“Revision: How to Work With What You Started”
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Panelists include oncologist Bernie Su; therapist Nikki Zimmerman; sculptor and UNO alumnus Bart Vargas; and Joe Dionicio, head chef of Taita.
“Completion: How Do You Know Your Work is Done?”
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Panelists include former Omaha Police Chief Alex Hayes; Lanny DeVuono, painter and art critic; brewmasters Zac and Holly Mulkins of Borgata Brewery; and novelist Anna Monardo from the UNO Writer’s Workshop.
“Critique: Reviews, Evaluations and Next Time”
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Panelists include Rebecca Lowery of the band All Young Girls are Machine Guns; politician, lawyer and creator of Ballot Hero Jim Esch; Central High School educator Tracey Menten; and Ryan Syrek, film critic for The Reader.
A complete list of dates, times and speaker biographies can be found at the KANEKO-UNO Creative Library website.
For more information on the series, please contact Melinda Kozel, manager of the KANEKO-UNO Creative Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.932.3486.
For media requests, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at email@example.com or 402.554.2129.
About the KANEKO-UNO Creativity Library
The KANEKO-UNO Creativity Library aims to inspire people to expand their knowledge within an atmosphere of flexible learning. Find more on their programs at library.unomaha.edu/kaneko.
About the UNO Writer’s Workshop
UNO’s Writer’s Workshop is a studio-based creative-writing program. Find out more at creativewriting.unomaha.edu.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.