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Third Thursdays - Voices at Larksong
Third Thursdays - Voices at Larksong

Date & Time:
Third Thursday of each month.
Social Time: 5:30 pm CST
Reading/Music: 6:00 - 7:30 pm CST

Location: Larksong Writers Place
1600 N. Cotner Blvd.

A monthly in-house reading series with new guests each month. Guests will include writers of all genres and (frequently) musicians.

PLEASE NOTE: JUNE'S READING FEATURING JV BRUMMELS AND CHAD CHRISTENSEN  WILL BE ON THE 4TH THURSDAY! JUNE 27 AT 6 PM.

 

 

 

 

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DATE CHANGE FOR JUNE!

Moving to the fourth Thursday of the month for this month! Same place, same format, just a different week. 


Thursday, June 27, 2024 Featuring JV Brummels and Chad Christensen

JV Brummels’ fifth collection, City at War, was published by The Backwaters Press in late 2009. His work has been recognized with a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elkhorn Prize and the Mildred Bennett Award for contributions to the state’s literature from the Nebraska Center for the Book. His Book of Grass was awarded the 2008 Nebraska Book Award for Poetry. Raised first on a farm and later on a ranch, he was educated at the University of Nebraska and later Syracuse University. In 1984 he began a horseback cattle outfit to raise natural, grass-fed beef, which he still operates. A longtime professor at Wayne State College, he’s also written and published short fiction and a novel. For the last 20 years he’s served as publisher of Logan House, co-founded with Jim Reese, which specializes in contemporary American poetry. In 2006 he was named director of the newly created WSC Press.

 

Chad Christensen is a professor of English at Wayne State College. He also serves as the Managing Editor of the WSC Press and director of the Plains Writers Series. He teaches creative writing (poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction), editing, publishing, and literature. He’s also the advisor for the student literary magazine Judas Goat and the WSC Poetry and Fiction Slams. He’s been teaching full time at Wayne State College since 2012 and received the Balsley Whitmore Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015 and 2020.

 

 

Past Third Thursday Readers:

Thursday, May 16, 2024 Featured poets Julie Paschold and Kelly Weber

Thursday, April 18, 2024 Featured members of Larksong's Speculative Writing Group

Thursday, March 21, 2024 Featured poets Amy Haddad and Carolina Hotchandani 

Thursday, February 15, 2024 Featured poet Karla Hernandez Torrijos and illustrator Katie Nieland

Thursday, February 1, 2024 Featured poets Maria Nazos and Monica Joy Fara

Thursday, November 30, 2023 Featured author Carla Ketner and illustrator Paula Wallace

Thursday, November 16, 2023 Featured Nebraska Warrior Writers Open Mic Night

Thursday, October 19, 2023 Featured memorist Michael James and poet Brad Anderson

September 21, 2023: Featured Tricia Currans-Sheehan and Jeanne Emmons 

August 17, 2023: Featured Robert Ross and J. Stevens Berry 

July 20, 2023: Featured Rita Paskowitz

June15, 2023: Featured Tyler Jacobs and John Moesner

May 18, 2023: Featured Jonis Agee

April 20, 2023: Featured Barbara Schmitz and Bonnie Johnson Bartee. 

March 16, 2023: Featured Marcia Calhoun Forecki, Rex Walton, and Shoshana Sumrall.

February 23,2023: Featured Adrian Loehring and Vince Learned

January 19, 2023: Featured Editors and Contributors of The Good Life Review, including Shyla Shehan, Cat Dixon, Tacheny Perry, Michelle Pierce Battle, Tana Buoy, &  Annie Barker


December 15, 2022: Featured poets Liz Kay, Sarah McKinstry Brown, and singer Pam Herbert Barger


November 17, 2022: Featured novelist Brent Spencer and Karen Gettert Shoemaker


October 20, 2022: Featured poets Matt Mason and Stacey Waite

 

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Larksong is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are committed to supporting both the writers who come to us for instruction and the writers who come to us to teach. We keep our class fees low, offer free programming, and pay our instructors. Please consider supporting our mission by making a tax-deductible donation.