John H. Ames Reading Series: Readings by Nebraska Authors
Readings are held Sundays in the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors. Programs begin at 2:00 PM. Call (402) 441-8516 for information.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Lucy Adkins grew up on a farm in Nance County, Nebraska, attended country schools and the University of Nebraska; she received a bachelor's degree at Auburn University in Alabama. Lucy lives in Lincoln where she works for an insurance company. She and Becky Breed recently co-authored Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life (WriteLife Books, 2013).
Becky Breed is a Nebraskan, born in Auburn, currently living in Lincoln. She holds an advanced degree in Educational Administration and worked for the Lincoln Public Schools. She is primarily a poet and essayist - looking for connections to nature and the spiritual dimension as well as the inter-connectedness of all things.
Lisa Knopp was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa; she received her education at several universities including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, living in Lincoln. The author of five collections of essays, Lisa explores the concepts of place, home, nature, and spirituality. Her most recent collection is What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte (University of Missouri Press, 2012).
Marjorie Saiser was born in Texas but has spent most of her life in Nebraska. She received her MA in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work has appeared in a number of publications. Her most recent work is Losing the Ring in the River (University of New Mexico Press, 2013).
Mary K. Stillwell is a native of Nebraska. She has studied writing in New York and received her doctorate in Plains Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is a lecturer. Mary K.'s The Life and Poetry of Ted Kooser (University of Nebraska Press, 2013) is the first full-length study of the former US Poet Laureate.
Video from the October 20 John H. Ames Reading Series is now available, courtesy of 5 City TV:
All Ames Reading Series programs are taped for later broadcast on 5 City TV, Time Warner Cable Channel 5. The broadcast schedule is available here, and recent programs can be viewed here. Many of these programs are also available for checkout on DVD.Heritage Room