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Larksong Writers Place
Third Thursdays - Voices at Larksong


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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.

February 16, 2023: Featuring Adrian Loerhing and Vince Learned
March 16, 2023: Featuring Marcia Forecki, Rex Walton, and Shoshana Sumrall




February 16, 2023: A singing and reading event with the creators of a new musical!


Adrian LoehringAdrien Loehring has 15 years of experience in creative and grant writing. She has worked collaboratively with others to create creative projects including musicals, one act plays, children’s plays, and other storytelling projects. She also works to create narratives around non-profit work for organizations focused on ending gender-based violence. She has worked with a variety of theatres including the Buell Theatre, Regional Theatre of the Palouse, and Nickerson Black Box Theatre. Her new musical was most recently featured in the 2022 Colorado New Musical Festival. Adrien received a BS from the University of Idaho and a MS from the University of Central Missouri.




Vince LearnedVince Learned has a 35+ year career directing, music directing, composing, and performing in a wide array of theatres across the country and internationally. Some of those include Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Flatwater Shakespeare, Okobojo Summer Theatre, Nebraska Wesleyan, and many more. Composition highlights include Twelfth Night, A Street Car Names Desire (Japan Tour), The Passion of Dracula, and Spirit of Christmas. Vince currently works as the staff accompanist for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln dance division in the School of Music as well as the Director of Worship Arts at St. Marks United Methodist Church. His work includes music of all genres including jazz, funk, classical, rock, sacred, choral, and musical theatre. Vince received a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.



March 16, 2023: Readings and music by Marcia Forecki, Rex Walton, and Shoshana Sumral. 


Marcia ForeckiA native of Kansas City, MO, Marcia Calhoun Forecki’s memoire about her son’s deafness, Speak To Me was published by Gallaudet University Press. She studied at the University of Nebraska’s MFA program. Her short stories have been published in literary journals including The Bellevue Literary Review, Eclectica Magazine, Sepia Quaterly,, the, and she serves as a contributing editor to Fine Lines literary journal. Marcia collaborated with film producer/director, Gerald Schnitzer, on the medical thriller Blood of the White Bear, a finalist for the Willa Award. Current projects include a new novel and serving on several committees at Larksong Writers Place.




Rex WaltonA poet and longtime member of the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association (NLHA), Rex Walton worked with aspiring writers in the "Writers Write!" program through the NLHA. He organized “Poetry at the Moon,” a weekly series at Crescent Moon Coffee in Lincoln hosting over 400 readings with many writers from across Nebraska and Iowa. In 2015, Rex and Tom Franti began a weekly writing class at the Feast Program of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, a transition program for prisoners. 

Beginning in January 2016, Rex managed a new monthly Songwriter/Writer series at Mo Java CafĂ© in the University Place area of Lincoln. He also organized a monthly reading and workshop series at Red Path Gallery in Seward. He currently heads up the Third Thursdays reading series at Larksong Writers Place, where he serves on a Larksong Board sub-committee known informally as the “committee of assisting in any way humanly possible.”
Rex also has worked in two different writing groups at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.


Shoshana SumrallShoshana Sumrall is originally from rural West-Central Nebraska, now living in Lincoln. She is the author of the dark urban fantasy novel Weatherbone, and is hard at work on its sequel. In her career as a technical writer, she's written about everything from voting systems, to lab instruments, to wastewater management equipment. Her work is still closely followed in treatment plants worldwide. In the 90's, she was a bassist/vocalist in a heavy metal band. After a long dry spell, she has recently started writing songs again.




Past Third Thursday Readers:

January 19, 2023: Featuring 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: Featuring poets Liz Kay, Sarah McKinstry Brown, and singer Pam Herbert Barger
November 17, 2022: Featuring novelist Brent Spencer and Karen Gettert Shoemaker
October 20, 2022: Featuring poets Matt Mason and Stacey Waite




Larksong is 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.