Upcoming Events in July

This summer is hot, and so are these events! If you’re looking for something to do in July, here are some upcoming literary events* that may pique your interest!

  • July 2, 2024 Bonnie Johnson-Bartee Poetry Reading and Discussion
    Zoom, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    Bonnie casts a tender yet searing eye upon family histories, dynamics, and the very notion of “women’s work,” recognizing how vulnerable and fallible we all are in our search for a meaningful life.
  • July 5, 2024 First Friday Book Talk & Reading with Daniel Simon
    Zoom, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Daniel Simon will read from his new poetry collection, “Under a Gathering Sky”, released in May 2024. He is an award-winning essayist, poet, and translator, as well as editor in chief of World Literature Today magazine at the University of Oklahoma, where he also serves on the affiliate faculty in English, International Studies, and Judaic Studies.
  • July 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2024 Stand Up Comedy Bootcamp for Beginners
    Larksong Writers Place, 1600 N Cotner Blvd.
    Lincoln, NE, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    Join Serenity Dougherty in a 5-session Stand-up Comedy Writing Bootcamp, taking you through everything you need to know to write and perform your first stand-up comedy set! The bootcamp meets for 5 Mondays from 4:00-6:00pm, beginning 7/8/24. The cost is $250.00, with scholarships available. Limit 12 participants.
  • July 8, 2024 Author Tosca Lee: “Long March Home”
    Kearney Public Library, South Platte Room, 2020 1st Ave.
    Kearney, NE, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Multi award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee will be discussing her recent novel, “The Long March Home,” which she co-wrote with Marcus Brotherton. The Sequel Bookshop will be on site for book sales & signing after the discussion.
  • July 9, 2024 On Writing Presents: Matt Mason & Sarah McKinstry-Brown
    Benson Theatre, 6054 Maple St.
    Omaha, NE, 6:00 pm
    Participate in an engaging live reading with Nebraska State Poet Laureate Matt Mason and published poet Sarah McKinstry-Brown.
  • July 13, 2024 Visiting Author: Laura Essay, “Side Effects Are Minimal: A Novel”
    Francie & Finch Bookshop, 130 S 13 St.
    Lincoln, NE, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
    Nebraska author Laura Essay will join us to talk about her new novel “Side Effects Are Minimal”, a story that offers a gripping exploration of the opioid crisis and its profound impact on individuals, families, and society.
  • July 15-26, 2024 Young Writers Camp
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1400 R St.
    Lincoln, NE, Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    For grades 8-12, The Young Writers Camp is a two-week program with many workshops and the opportunity to work with professional writers, professors, teachers, and more.
  • July 16, 2024 An Imaginary Gardens Reading at Mister Toad with Kiara Nicole Letcher and Miles Waggener
    Mister Toad’s, 1002 Howard St.
    Omaha, NE, 7:00 pm
    This event is free and open to the public. Join us for poetry and conversation! Hosted by Michael Skau. This month features Kiara Nicole Letcher and Miles Waggener.
  • July 20, 2024 Lightning Round with Matt Mason
    Zoom, 10:00 – 11:30 am
    Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason’s workshop about seeing what you can do with shorter poems, fitting ideas into a smaller spaces like snapshots or meditations.

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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