Thursday, April 10, 2008

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 25, 26, 27:
Jane Smith, and the town of Brownville, are once again bringing the Brownville FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK 2008, a three day gathering of writers, musicians and readers that celebrates the Village's globally recognized status as a "BookTown."

Along with the Lyceum, Jane's wonderful bookstore & cafe', Brownville features three more bookstores finished, or under completion -- "The Novel Idea" bookstore of Lincoln has their "Chapter Two" store open now, as well as the original Brownville bookstore, the " Village Bookstore", AND Tom Rudloff is moving his Antiquarium Bookstore from the Old Market, Omaha location to the brick school building in Brownville!! Completion is this summer, but Tom will be around to show the construction --

Wine, writers, and song will be on tap at the
Sixth Annual Festival of the Book at Brownville.

****There will be no charge for attendance at scheduled events.
****Food will be available for purchase.

Events will kick-off
Friday evening with dinner at the Brownville Lyceum from 5-7 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. performance by musician John “Doc” Walker and state poet Wm. Kloefkorn. Members of the Lincoln Slam Poetry team will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Saturday morning and afternoon sessions
will include readings, discussions, and performances by Festival presenters. The Saturday noon key-note speaker will be Delmar Bowers of Falls City discussing the friendship of Falls City natives artist John Falter and jazz great PeeWee Erwin. Prints by Falter, who did a number of covers for the Saturday Evening Post, and his lithographs of jazz greats are on exhibit at the Lyceum. Amy Sadle’s woodcuts and water colors are also on exhibit.

Saturday will conclude with a barbecue supper on the deck of Whiskey Run Creek Winery and a performance by the Lincoln musical ensemble “Skylark.” Those attending are invited to bring lawn chairs.

Sunday, 1-4 p.m., at the Lyceum bookstore, will include readings by the Lincoln Writers Group led by Rex Walton. The writers group has confirmed, so far, Marge Saiser, Amy Plettner, Tony Church, Char Neely, and Rex. Other names will be listed as arrangements are made...

Festival authors and musicians include:Delmar Bowers, Amy Knox Brown, Tony Church, Dell Darling, Gene Davis, Andrew Ek, Julie Felzien, Stacy Fox, Mara Giles, Beth Gillespie, Ross Hickerson, Art Homer, J. M. Huscher ,Dan Jaffe, William Kloefkorn, Sharon Kreimer, Jan McMullen, Char Neely, Amy Plettner, Jerry Renaud, Dorothy Rieke, Marge Saiser, Ryan Tewell, John “Doc” Walker, Rex Walton, and Alison Wilson.

A complete schedule of events will be posted on Information can also be obtained by calling 402 825 4211 or writing PO Box 96 Brownville NE 68321.

STAY TUNED here for further details, on Matt Mason's site,
as well as