Author Archives: Kevin Flatowicz-Farmer

UnBlocked Workshop, April 2018

Tickets are available for our April 28th UnBlocked Workshop. Sat, April 28, 2018 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT WOOING THE MUSE: A POETRY WORKSHOP presented by Lucy Adkins Writing poetry involves accessing inspiration, stoking the fire, and doing whatever we can to let the words flow freely. In this workshop designed to encourage and […]

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Backwaters Press April 2018 Reading

Wednesday, April 25 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM, Gallery 1516 (1516 Leavenworth Street, Omaha). This event is free and open to the public, so join us! Doors open at 6:30pm. Arrive early to enjoy refreshments and peruse the book cart! Lucy Adkins attended the University of Nebraska and received her degree from Auburn University […]

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Upcoming Events for One Book One Nebraska

Throughout the state, there are events celebrating A Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry – 2018’s selection for One Book, One Nebraska. The following events are currently scheduled. Saturday, March 24th, 10 a.m. – Auburn Public Library, Contact: Heather Wednesday, April 4th, 12:30 p.m. – Bellevue University, Contact: Clif Mason, Sunday, June 24, 2 […]

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Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry Chosen as 2018 One Book One Nebraska

From the Nebraska Library Commission: People across Nebraska are encouraged to read the work of Nebraska poets in 2018—and then talk about the poems with their friends and neighbors. Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry (The Backwaters Press, 2007) edited by Greg Kosmicki and Mary K. Stillwell was selected as the 2018 One Book One […]

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October 25 – Backwaters Press Reading Series with Anna Monardo, Emily Borgmann and Roy Scheele

Please join us on October 25 at Gallery 1516 for our next reading event featuring Anna Monardo, Emily Borgmann and Backwaters Press author, Roy Scheele. Visit our Facebook event for more information.  

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Unblocked Workshop Returns November 4 — make your reservation today

Join us for The Unblocked Workshop at Gallery 1516 on Saturday, November 4th. Anna Monardo and Emily Borgmann are our guest presenters. All the details can be found online. Note: The workshop is free, but we need you to reserve your spot today. Space is limited.

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20th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended our 20th Anniversary Party on September 30th at Hot Shops in Omaha. We celebrated with the band Prairie Gators and danced the night away. We enjoyed Swedish meatballs, egg rolls, gelato, the Cattail Quencher (created especially for this event), the fabulous cake above, cookies, cupcakes and brownies.  Todd Robinson […]

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Backwaters Prize for 2017

The Backwaters Press is excited to announce our 2017 winner of the Backwaters Prize. This year’s top prize is $2,500 and publication of the submitted manuscript. The press received over 300 manuscripts from around the world and our dedicated team of readers winnowed that number to the very best of the best, which were then submitted to […]

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Twyla Hansen to be featured on the Writer’s Almanac

Friend of the Press, and Nebraska State Poet, Twyla M. Hansen, sent us a delightful note of announcement the other day. The message read, in part, “My poem ‘Trying to Pray’ will be read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac on Sat. July 15. Third one from Rock-Tree-Bird–yay–I am thrilled!” We are so pleased […]

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Backwaters Press Reading Series with Liz Kay, Greg Kosmicki and David Wyatt

All are welcome to attend our free event! A founding editor of Spark Wheel Press and the journal burntdistrict, Liz Kay holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she was the recipient of both an Academy of American Poets Prize and the Wendy Fort Foundation Prize for exemplary work in poetry. Her poems […]

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