Saturday, February 19, 2011

Awards for Lincoln Artists and Writers

Hey writers and artists in Lincoln! Here's a great opportunity for you!

The Lincoln Arts Council, in cooperation with the Kimmel Foundation and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, is pleased to offer two special Mayor's Arts Awards to emerging artists and writers working in Lincoln, Nebraska. Begun in 2009, the Lincoln Mayor's Kimmel Foundation Award includes a two-week residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and a $1000 stipend. The awards will go to one emerging visual artist and one emerging writer. Only artists working in Lincoln, Nebraska, through year-end 2011 will be considered for this year's award. Award winners will be choosen by the KHN staff and KHN current artists-in-residence.

Application including an application form and support materials
must be mailed to Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE, 68410 by March 1, 2011. There is no application fee to apply. Award winners will be notified by the Lincoln Arts Council and recognized at the Lincoln Mayors Arts Awards on June 8, 2011.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cultiva Coffee hosts Great Plains Barista Jam

Speaking from personal experience, I think most writers have considered taking on a part-time job as a barista to stay afloat and support their writing. Coffee and writing have an intimate relationship, and coffee houses are great places to get jazzed up and energized for writing--there's something about that atmosphere that gets the creative juices flowing, in my opinion.

This March, Lincoln's Cultiva Coffee is hosting the Great Plains Barista Jam. This will involve classes on Roasting, Cupping, Basic Barista Skills, Tea and Espresso Equipment Maintenance, a beer tasting with Modern Monks Brewery and a Latte Art Throwdown. This'll be taking place March 11-13th. There are fees to attend classes--but hey, maybe this will get you a job at a hip java joint, and you can make enough tips to move ahead with your first novel!

Now, go grab a cup of joe from your favorite coffee place and get going on next season's PSR submissions!