Category Archives: Readings

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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Backwaters Press presents a reading with Susan Elbe and Todd Robinson

Wednesday, July 29th at 7 p.m. This free reading is held at UNO’s Community Engagement Center on the 2nd floor. Please join us! This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Parking information can be found here: http://www.unomaha.edu/community-engagement-center/reservations-and-parking/parking.php More information about the poets: Susan Elbe is the author of […]

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Backwaters Press at AWP ’15

Stop by in Minneapolis and say hi to the Backwaters Press at AWP ’15. We’ll be at table 1824.

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Charles Fort to read at the Bookworm

Join us October 16th, 6:00 p.m. at the new Bookworm location at 90th and Center in Omaha for a reading by one of the authors we are proud to say we have published, Mr. Charles Fort.

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The Backwaters Press presents an evening with Rebecca Rotert and Aaron Anstett

Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00pm; House of Loom The Backwaters Press quarterly reading series continues with this event to be held at House of Loom. We will celebrate the new titles from the authors. Desserts will be provided. The reading is free and open to the public.More information:Rebecca Rotert received her MA from Hollins College […]

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