Author Archives: Kevin Flatowicz-Farmer

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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Imaginary Gardens Reading – June 20

The Backwaters press has joined up with Imaginary Gardens for this special event to celebrate the release of the Backwaters Press 20th anniversary anthology. This event is free and open to the public.

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The Unblocked Workshop by The Backwaters Press – coming June 10

This summer, The Backwaters Press launches its new monthly workshop series with a session on common mistakes and how to avoid them. This free event series will offer information and insight on writing from experienced members of the community. Ranging from elements of craft and style, to feedback and critique of attendees’ work, and anywhere […]

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Two Backwaters Press Poets on The Writer’s Almanac

This week, two poets we have had the joy and privilege to publish will be featured on Garrison Keillor’s daily radio segment, The Writer’s Almanac. Friday, May 12, the poem “Moonrise, Aurora, Nebraska” by Nebraska State Poet, Twyla Hansen, will be featured on the program. The poem is from Twyla’s most recent collection published by […]

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BWP National Poetry Month Reading Celebration

Join us Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Gallery 1516 (1516 Leavenworth, Omaha) to celebrate National Poetry Month. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy desserts and drinks. Arrive early to spin our Backwaters Prize Wheel. Celebrate National Poetry Month with these three talented authors, Jen Lambert, Miles Waggener and our very […]

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