Sponsored by the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association
Bring your lunch and discover the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors!
All lunch talks will be held on the 4th floor of Bennett Martin Public Library during the months of October, November, December, February, March, and April. Except as noted, the 30-minute programs start at 12:10 PM. Tours of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors on the 3rd floor will be available after the programs. Coffee provided courtesy of The Mill.
October 5, 2016: John Fulwider
John Fulwider is a small business consultant who will speak about his book Better Together: How Top Nonprofit CEOs and Board Chairs Get Happy, Fall in Love, and Change Their World. Every nonprofit organization dreams of a strong partnership between its board chair and executive leader to help ensure its success. Unfortunately, this essential relationship is often left to chance. By providing concrete action steps and useful case studies, Better Together is an invaluable how-to resource for making dreams a reality.
November 2, 2016: Joe Starita
Joe Starita was the New York Bureau Chief for Knight-Ridder newspapers and a veteran investigative reporter for The Miami Herald. His stories have won more than two dozen awards, one of which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for local reporting. For the last nine years, he has held an endowed chair at the University of Nebraska’s College of Journalism. Starita is the author of The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge and I Am A Man. He will discuss his new book, A Warrior of the People: The Indomitable Courage of Susan La Flesche.
December 7, 2016: Vicki Wood
Vicki Wood, Youth Services Coordinator at Lincoln City Libraries, will present “Good Books for Sharing.” This popular annual review of books highlights titles that make great gifts for all ages.
February 1, 2017: Tim Anderson
Timothy G. Anderson has taught journalism at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and prior to that worked as an editor and designer for a number of newspapers, including the New York Times and Newsday. He will be discussing his new book, Lonesome Dreamer: The Life of John G. Neihardt.
March 1, 2017: Christine Starr Davis
Christine Starr Davis will discuss her highly acclaimed chapbook, Skin, Bone, Feather. Her poems have been widely printed and anthologized in publications such as The Tusculum Review, Spoon River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review.
April 5, 2017: Pat Leach
Pat Leach, Library Director of Lincoln City Libraries, will present Notable Books from The American Library Association. This popular annual program is a book lovers romp through some of the best books published in the past year.