Thursday, February 26, 2009

As part of the Wine, Writers and Song Festival, we are offering a
Weekend Writers' Workshop
with Barbara Schmitz.

The price of $135 includes:

2 nights' lodging at the Brownville Theatre Residence, the Friday dinner, Saturday's "Pairing Food & Wine" program, Saturday's BBQ, lunches Saturday & Sunday, workshop instruction with Barbara Schmitz, the opportunity to read your work (if you wish) to a supportive audience at the Writers' Continental Breakfast on Sunday, a canvas bag, all festival programming and the chance to meet and hang out with some really neat people. Residential workshop participation is limited to 13 and registration will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you're interested in participating, please contact Cinnamon Dokken, festival chair, at
Poet BARBARA SCHMITZ retired from her teaching position in English at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, though she still teaches occasionally. She is a former editor of Elkhorn Review, and she has had poems published in such journals as Prairie Schooner, Laurel Review, Nebraska Review, Silverfish Review, Poetry Motel, Hurakan, River Styx, and Kansas Quarterly. Her chapbook, Making Tracks, was published by Suburban Wilderness Press in Duluth. She's also the author of The Lives of the Saints (Main-Travelled Roads #8, 1996). and How to Get Out of the Body (Sandhills Press, 1999). She is also the author of The Upside Down Heart (Sandhills Press, 2003) and the forthcoming How Much Our Dancing Has Improved? (Backwaters Press, 2005). A resident of Norfolk, she gives psychic readings in the form of poems and is a winner of the Encouragement Award from the Nebraska Arts Council's Individual Artists Fellowships program (1997).

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

April 24-26, 2009
Brownville's Wine, Writers & Song Festival
in Brownville, NE
Coming soon to Brownville, the fifth edition of the Writing and Music Festival.
This year, as we have before, will be writers reading, workshops for writing of all types, music throughout the day and evening, not to mention barbeques, riverboats, and around all of us the beautiful olden river town of Brownville, with historic homes, shops, restaurants, and miles of hiking/biking trail. In addition, there will be, concurrently, a weekend Writers' Workshop retreat, details now being solidified.
Exactly what will occur is coming soon! stay tuned here, or
see the Prairie Moon Reading News, at
or Matt Mason's site,
or the Lyceum BookHaven in Brownville, at