Friday, April 25, 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 --

FRIDAY, APRIL 25 5-7 p.m. Dinner on your own at the Lyceum
7-8 p.m. Blues and folk musician John “Doc” Walker and Bill Kloefkorn, state poet and author of Restoring the Burnt Child, the 2008 One Book One Nebraska selection bring the Music of Poetry & the Poetry of Music show....
8 p.m. Lincoln’s award-winning Slam Poetry Team: Beth Gillespie, J.M. Huscher, Stacy Fox, Ross Hickerson, Andrew Ek and Ryan Tewell
9:30-10 a.m. Coffee and muffins at the Lyceum
10 a.m. Dorothy Rieke, Nebraska author and story-teller, will read from her work and discuss her writing philosphy
11 a.m. Art Homer and Alison Wilson, A Dialogue of Poems. Art and Alison will talk about travel, relationships, and the local landscape through poems
12 noon-1 p.m. Lunch on own at the Lyceum
1 p.m. Del Bowers of Falls City will discuss the friendship of John Falter, artist and illustrator, and Pee Wee Erwin, jazz musician, who grew up together in Falls City and went on to acquire national prominence in their fields.
2 p.m. Amy Knox Brown, Lincoln native, currently living in Winston Salem NC, where she teaches creative writing at Salem College. Amy will read from her published works, which include Three Versions of the Truth, a collection of short stories, and discuss her writing process.
3 p.m. Dan Jaffe, professor emeritus at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and author of more than a dozen books, will discuss his affinity for poetry and jazz.
4 p.m. Concurrent sessions:
In the Lyceum main reading room Mara Giles, vice- president, Nebraska Writers Guild, will detail the benefits of Guild membership to authors and would-be authors.
In the conference room Jan McMullen, board member Nebraska Center for the Book, will lead a discussion of the 2008 One Book One Nebraska selection, Restoring the Burnt Child, by Bill Kloefkorn
5:30 p.m. on the deck at Whiskey Run Creek Winery.
BQ catered by Freeman and Sandra Bertelsen. Music by the Lincoln ensemble, Skylark: Julie Felzien, keyboard, Jerry Renaud, guitar and vocals, Gene Davis, bass guitar and vocals, Dell Darling, drums, and Sharon Kreimer, lead vocals.
Church services 10 a.m. Brownville Methodist, 11 a.m. Brownville Christian
Lunch at the Lyceum 11:30-1 p.m.
1-4 p.m. Readings by Lincoln Writers’ Group including Rex Walton, Marge Saiser, Char Neely, Amy Plettner, Nancy McCleery, Jan Chism Wright, Edgar Clemens, and music by 12-string guitarist Tony Church****There will be no charge for attendance at scheduled events.
****Food will be available for purchase.
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,
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