Category Archives: Wednesday Words

Wednesday Words originated in the fall of 2009 as a special reading series featuring award-winning writers from the Nebraska Arts Council’s Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature program.

Wednesday Words for May: Joe Starita

Join us Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Noon to 1:00 p.m. at KANEKO for our monthly series, Wednesday Words. KANEKO – UNO Library 1111 Jones Street Omaha, NE Our Featured Writer: Joe Starita Joe Starita is a professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  For the past 10 years, […]

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April Wednesday Words: Kwame Dawes

April 10, 2013, Noon to 1pm At KANEKO in the KANEKO-UNO Library 1111 Jones Street Omaha, NE (map) Our Featured Writer: Kwame Dawes, Emmy-Winning Jamaican Poet and Writer Born in Ghana in 1962, Kwame Dawes spent most of his childhood and early adult life in Jamaica. He is a writer of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and plays. As a poet, […]

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Wednesday Words: The Braided River Series Featuring Ellen Struve

March 13, 2013, Noon to 1:00 p.m. At KANEKO in the KANEKO-UNO Library 1111 Jones Street Omaha, NE Our Featured Writer: Ellen Struve Ellen Struve is a founding member of the Omaha Playwrights Group. While at the University of Iowa, she participated in the Undergraduate Nonfiction Workshop and studied with Broadway produced playwright Keith Huff […]

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February Wednesday Words Featuring Aaron Zavitz

The 2013 Wednesday Words Series Begins! Featuring Aaron Zavitz February 13, 2013, Noon to 1:00 p.m. KANEKO KANEKO – UNO Library 1111 Jones Street Omaha, NE Wednesday Words events are held at KANEKO’s KANEKO-UNO Library, located at 1111 Jones Street in Omaha’s Old Market District. Our partnership with KANEKO and the UNO Library continues in […]

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Wednesday Words for January featuring Lisa Knopp

Join the Backwaters Press, Nebraska Arts Council and KANEKO for the noon hour on Wednesday, January 9  for Wednesday Words.  To kick off 2013, we’ve invited Lincoln essayist and educator, Lisa Knopp. Lisa is the author of five collections of essays, including most recently, What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte (University of Missouri […]

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Wednesday Words with Liz Kay 12/12/12

Join The Backwaters Press, the Nebraska Arts Council and KANEKA for a lunch hour with poet and editor Liz Kay as our featured author for the December Wednesday Words. When: Wednesday December 12, 2012 – Noon. Where: KANEKO 1111 Jones Street, Omaha Liz Kay holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she was […]

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Sara Lihz Staroska, November Wednesday Words

Wednesday, November 14, Backwaters Press in conjunction with the Nebraska Arts Council and KANEKO, welcome the poet Sara Lihz Staroska as our featured author for Wendesday Words. The reading will be at noon at the KANEKO-UNO Library, 1111 Jones  Street. For more information or directions, go to the NAC website. Sara Lihz Staroska is a […]

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Wednesday Words with Rainbow Rowell

Join us Wednesday, September 12 for our noontime Wednesday Words reading at the Kaneko, 1111 Jones Street, Omaha. This month, we welcome Omaha’s own Rainbow Rowell. Rainbow Rowell is an Omaha World-Herald columnist, and author of Attachments, one of Entertainment Weekly’s Best Summer Reads. Rainbow has two young adult novels coming out next year— Eleanor […]

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Wednesday Words with Allison Hedge-Coke

Wednesday, March 14, acclaimed poet, Allison Hedge-Coke is the featured poet at the noon-time Wednesday Words. The reading is co-sponsored by the Backwaters Press and the Nebraska Arts Council. The current season, the Braided River Series, focuses on well known or up-and-coming poets from a broad array of backgrounds, working in Nebraska. The reading is […]

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Twyla Hansen Reading in Omaha

Come on over to the Nebraska Arts Council offices, Wednesday, February 8,  to hear one of the most widely-known and admired poets not only in Nebraska but in the Great Plains– Twyla Hansen. As well as other work, Twyla will be reading from her new book from The Backwaters Press, “Dirt Song: A Plains Duet” […]

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