Category Archives: Readings

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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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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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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AWP 2017 Event: The Backwaters Press Celebrates 20 Years

AWP 2017 Event in D.C.: Thursday, Feb. 9th at 10:30am Virginia Barber Middleton Stage, Sponsored by USC, Exhibit Halls D & E, Convention Center, Level Two The Backwaters Press, a nonprofit press out of Omaha, Nebraska, will celebrate 20 years in 2017. This event will feature five of our authors who are included in our […]

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BWP Reading: Kwame Dawes, Lisa Fay Coutley, and Michael Skau: POSTPONED

Wednesday, January 25th, 7 p.m. Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 7 p.m. due to weather. 1516 Gallery, 1516 Leavenworth St., Omaha. Kwame Dawes is the author of sixteen collections of poetry, including, most recently, Duppy Conqueror, Wheels, Back of Mount Peace, and Hope’s Hospice. He has also published two novels, Bivouac and She’s Gone, winner […]

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The Backwaters Press Presents: Sarah McKinstry-Brown, Chad Christensen, Marjorie Saiser

All are welcome to join us for this special reading event — celebrate summer and poetry! The reading will be held on the campus of the University of Nebraska, Omaha at the Community Engagement Center, 2nd floor, in the OPPD Dialogue Room. Bios of the readers: Winner of two Nebraska Book Awards, Sarah McKinstry-Brown studied […]

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Upcoming Readings for Zeina Hashem Beck

Backwaters Prize winner, Zeina Hashem Beck, has three US readings in April. April 9, at the Pen and Brush, NYC April 11, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA April 15, Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, D.C.

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Join us April 27 for a reading featuring the Nebraska State Poet Laureate, Twyla Hanson

All are welcome to join us for this special reading event to celebrate National Poetry Month. The reading will be held on the campus of the University of Nebraska, Omaha at the Community Engagement Center, 2nd floor, in the OPPD Dialogue Room. Bios of the readers: Twyla M. Hansen is Nebraska’s State Poet. Her book, […]

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Backwaters Press reading November 16

Join us Monday, November 16 at 7 pm for a poetry reading featuring three outstanding poets. Matt Mason, Britny Cordera Doane and Mark Sanders will present their work at the UNO Community Engagement Center on the second floor in the OPPD Dialog Room. The Community Engagement Center is located on at 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha. Our […]

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