Panel Discussion: “Getting into Print: Printers and Authors Talk”

Nebraska Literary Heritage Association hosts an Author Adventures event with Bonnie O’Connell, Professor Emerita, UNO School of Art, book artist and printmaker, with poet Grace Bauer, Aaron Douglas Professor UNL Department of English, and poet Mary Hickman, Professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Following hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 -7:00pm, O’Connell, Bauer, and Hickman will participate in a panel discussion from 7:00 – 7:40.   This conversation will focus on the “how” of getting into print, publishing issues, the small press/self-publishing route as an alternative for writers, and the tradition of book culture.  A Q & A session will be part of the event.

Artist in Residence Jenene Nagy


Jenene Nagy spent an intense week of carving thin lines onto woodblocks and printing onto silk fabric  with silver and graphite oil base inks to create a collection of “flags”.    Her work plays with the formation of signs from the negative and positive shapes and repetitions, as the flags are grouped to create optical new interior spaces and contrasting “afterimages”.   She is interested in how “the flat graphic print becomes activated in space through the physicality of its material”.   We experienced this visual versatility through the floating of the silks……beautifully flowing as we carefully handled and printed the sensuous fabrics and while looking through and within each.   Jenene will use these printed flags for an upcoming installation/sculptural project to be presented in New York this spring.   We are so proud to have been instrumental in this important production!

Jenene Nagy is a teacher and curator who lives in the Los Angeles area.

Jenene5 arry of silks

Letterpress/Poetry Connection Reception & Dialogue

Join a gathering of poets and printers at Constellation Studios on Sunday, March 13 between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to celebrate the letterpress/poetry connection with light refreshments, broadsides and books to view and collect, and poets and printers available to discuss their work. The reception, open to the public, follows a 2 p.m. reading by poets Steve Langan, Laura Madeline Wiseman, and Bradford Tice at the Bennett Martin Library. (See the CIty of Lincoln Libraries John H. Ames Reading website for more information.)  Printers featured will be Denise Brady of Gibraltar Editions, Karen Kunc of Blue Heron Press, Bonnie O’Connell and Harry Duncan’s works for UNO’s Abattoir Editions, and works from Gold Quoin Press, Peoria. The Letterpress will be set for printing a small keepsake!


Letterpress Workshop with Bonnie O’Connell

Join for the lore of the letterpress, and to print cards from old cuts and type with printer extraordinaire Bonnie O, professor of art from UNO.

This is a workshop useful to get the basics for creating handmade cards, wedding invitations, handbill poster, and programs.

Bonnie O’Connell is professor from UNO who earned her masters from the University of Iowa. She has a thirty year background in literary fine printing and mixed media letterpress works on social and art issues.




Call For Submissions

We are open for proposals for collaborative projects, exhibitions, print publishing, workshop courses, WallWorks temporary outdoor street art. Send brief information, objectives, references and contact information by email or post. Do not include original samples and materials will not be returned. Submissions will be reviewed ongoing, and you will be contacted if we are interested.