Upcoming Events in March

Spring is right around the corner! If you’re looking for something to do this March, here are some upcoming literary events* that may pique your interest!

  • March 2nd, 2024 Book Launch with Allen J. Beermann – “Allen J. Beermann: Nebraska’s Ambassador to the World”
    Francie & Finch Bookshop, 130 S 13th St.
    Lincoln, NE, 10:00 – 11:30 am
    Former Nebraska Secretary of State Allen J. Beermann tells of adventures from Brushy Bend to Beijing in his new book “Allen J. Beermann: Nebraska’s Ambassador to the World.”
  • March 2nd, 2024 Write on Writers’ Workshop with Heidi Hermanson
    AV Sorensen Community Center, 4808 Cass St.
    Omaha, NE, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
    Taught by Heidi Hermanson, Nebraska author and recipient of the 2021 Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. Improve your skills, meet other writers, and learn new techniques!
  • March 5, 2024 Barbara Schmitz Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Zoom, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    Barbara has touched many lives through her long and lustrous literary career in Nebraska. Now, she shares her poetry and her wisdom.
  • March 9, 2024 Hook, Line, & Sinker: Using Spoken Word Techniques to Capture & Hold an Audience with Caleb Rainey
    Zoom, 10:00 – 11:30 am
    What writing techniques does a performance poet use to hook their audience? A workshop to discuss the bait you need to hook your audience, and your reader, in the first line.
  • March 9, 2024 Poetry Out Loud State Finals
    Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R St.
    Lincoln, NE, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
    Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide poetry recitation contest where high school students memorize poems they choose from a list of classic and modern poems and bring them to life by how they deliver them. Seven schools have chosen a representative and the winner will represent Nebraska at the National Finals
  • March 9, 2024 Book Launch with Alison Pearce Stevens – “Animal Climate Heros”
    Francie & Finch Bookshop, 130 S 13th St.
    Lincoln, NE, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
    Nebraska Book Award winner Alison Pearce Stevens will be signing books, talking about her new book, and sharing her love of natural science with guests.
  • March 16, 2024 National Slam Poetry Competition Qualifying Event
    Larksong, 1600 N Cotner Blvd.
    Lincoln, NE, 3:00 pm
    The Nebraska Poetry Society is hosting the Qualifying Slam for residents for the chance to compete at the BlackBerry Peach National Slam Poetry Competition!
  • March 16, 2024 Visting Author – Chris Harding Thornton – “Little Underworld”
    Francie & Finch Bookshop, 130 S 13th St.
    Lincoln, NE, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
    Written by seventh-generation Nebraskan Chris Harding Thornton, “Little Underworld” is a darkly funny historical fiction that takes place in Omaha, Nebraska. She will be discussing her new book with Nebraskan author Timothy Schaffert.
  • March 17, 2024 Poetry Workshop with Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason
    Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center, 9325 Alda Rd. S
    Wood River, NE, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
    Matt will share his new poem commissioned by Crane Trust, as well as other bird-themed poems. He will also guide a writing exercise for participants to write their own poems.

Check out the NCB Calendar to stay up to date on upcoming literary events happening near you!

*The time, date, and location of these events are subject to change.
Some of this month’s events, workshops, or conferences may require registration or charge a fee.

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