Campus, community celebrating Poetry Week

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Campus, community celebrating Poetry Week

Fall leaves outside Andrews Hall. [Craig Chandler | University Communication]

In recognition of Poetry Week, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of English and Creative Writing Program are partnering with community organizations and businesses to host a series of events Sept. 29 through Oct. 7.

The week kicks off with “Poetry in the Galleries,” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Sheldon Art Museum, featuring readings of original poetry by graduate students enrolled in a writing seminar led by Kwame Dawes, George W. Holmes Distinguished Professor of English, and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner.

Additional events are as follows:

  • Reading by Stacey Waite, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 4, over Zoom. Register here.. This event is hosted by NE Poetry Society.

  • African Poetry Book Fund + Prairie Schooner Book Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 5, Andrews Hall Bailey Library (room 229). A special book signing by APBF chapbook authors and doctoral students Tryphena Yeboah and Rasaq Malik, 1:30-3 p.m.​​​

  • Reading by Grace Bauer, 5 p.m., Oct. 5, Andrews Hall Bailey Library

  • Reading by Dipika Mukherjee, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Andrews Hall Bailey Library

  • No Name Reading Series, featuring first-year graduate students in the Creative Writing program, 5:30 p.m., Oct. 7, Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th St.

  • Lincoln Prison Book Project + Nebraska Writers Collective Book Drive and Reading, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Francie & Finch, 130 S. 13th St.

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