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Poetry: in Voice/in Print: Nebraska Book Festival Kick-off event July 14, 6-8pm
July 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poetry: in Voice / in Print is the opening celebration gathering of the Nebraska Book Festival at Constellation Studios, Friday July 14, 6-8pm, with summertime refreshments and a signature cocktail. Featured is the recently launched publication Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017, edited by Daniel Simon, and published by SFASU Press. Poems by historic authors Loren Eiseley and Shirley Buettner will be read by this year’s winner and runner-up from the state Poetry Out Loud contest, Bailee Laws (Lincoln) and Thomas Bosmeniel (Seward). And selected poems by these authors will be on the letterpress in handset metal type for printing a keepsake on handmade paper. Additional readings by poets Twyla Hansen, Daniel Simon, Grace Bauer and Benjamin Vogt will be presented. Also available will be fine press books with poetry and art on view and for sale. Please RSVP online at: http://bookfestival.nebraska.gov/2017/index.aspx