OMAHA – A new reading series at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will feature the work of homeless and at-risk youth.
UNO’s MFA in Writing program is sponsoring the INTRODUCING Reading Series in cooperation with Youth Emergency Services (YES). Each installment will feature a student-writer from YES and two published writers.
The series is the brainchild of MFA graduate student Emily Borgmann, who will moderate each event. She has been running writing workshops at YES leading up to this series.
The first reading is set for Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, room 230/231. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. The reading begins at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Visitor Parking will be available in Lot E (with Lot D designated for overflow), north of the Community Engagement Center.The YES student-writer will be joined by MFA faculty member Karen Gettert Shoemaker, author of the recent novel The Meaning of Names; and UNO Writer’s Workshop faculty member Miles Waggener, author of the poetry collections Phoenix Suites and Sky Harbor.
Four to five readings are tentatively planned for this year. The ages of participating student-writers range from 14 to 23.
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