Monday, September 15, 2008

Omaha Lit Fest 2008

Various locations around Omaha, Nebraska will be hosting the 2008 Omaha Lit Fest from September 19-20th. This year's theme is Plagiarism, Fraud, & Other Literary Inspiration.

From the Lit Fest Website:

Sunday, September 14th 1:30-4:00 pm (Satellite event)
Cash-for-your-words Teen Poetry Bash & Poetry Writing Contest
Omaha Public Library, W. Dale Clark (215 S. 15th St.)

Friday, September 19th, 7-10 pm
Opening night party, art exhibit, and book-banning, with food and wine.
(A suggested donation supports the Omaha Lit Fest and the Omaha Public Library)
TXT:ART; a one-night-only exhibit of visual art incorporating text; painting, prints, video installation, sculpture.
The opening night party will also be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the banning of the book Slogum House by Mari Sandoz. Slogum House was banned from Omaha Public Libraries by Mayor Dan B. Butler because it was "rotten and filthy" which I think we all know means "a fantastic read" in non-crazy speak.

Saturday, September 20th
9:30 am- 10:50 am
@ Aromas Coffee House, 1033 Jones St.
Meet the authors, fuel up on joe, and browse the authors' books, courtesy of a book table provided by the Bookworm. Book table also open throughout the day.

11 am-5 pm
Panel discussions every hour @ Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 12th and Leavenworth. Panel details below *.

5 pm-5:30 pm
@ Aromas Coffee House, 1033 Jones St.
Last-chance book signing, meet the authors.

5:30-7 pm
The featherproof books & MAKE magazine Slowdown Happy Hour, featuring readings by Zach Plague, Jonathan Messinger, Starlee Kine & Amy Guth. @ the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.


There are also a plethora of panel discussions taking place on Saturday the 20th, which means you should all stay plenty busy if you attend the Lit Fest--which you should!

Photo courtesy Omaha Lit Fest Website.

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