Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the 2009
Wine, Writers & Song
Brownville, NE

April 24-26

Come celebrate literature, food, wine, and music in Historic Brownville!
Schedule of Events:
(Accomodations: phone # below schedule)

Friday Afternoon & Evening
3:30 Cruise the Missouri River on the “Spirit of Brownville” $9.95 per person, children under 5 free
5:00–6:00 Social Hour (The Lyceum, main level and grounds) Cash bar featuring wine from Whiskey Run Creek Winery and music by Wee Brazen Hussies, Celtic duo
6:00–7:30 Dinner at The Lyceum ($15 charge for meal, cash bar)
7:30–9:00 2009 No Coast National Slam Poetry Team, hosted by Nebraska Writers Collective (The Lyceum)

Saturday Morning

8:30–9:30 Bright & Early Guided Walk, hosted by John Lauber, curator, Furnas Arboretum
8:45–10:45 Weekend Writers’ Workshop with Barbara Schmitz, author of “How Much Our Dancing Has Improved,” winner of the Nebraska Book Award for Poetry—preregistration required, additional fee of $135 includes two nights’ lodging, meals, admission to Pairing Food & Wine Program, and a canvas bag (Brownville Village Theatre Residence)

Children’s Program (Brownville Concert Hall)

10:00–11:00 Music by The String Beans
11:00–11:30 Storyteller Royal Eckert
11:30–12:00 James Solheim, author of “It Was Disgusting and I Ate It.” (Book/CD signings to follow each part of the program)

Fiction Readings (A Novel Idea Bookstore, Chapter 2)
10:00–11:00 Timothy Schaffert, author of “The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters”
11:00–12:00 Sean Doolittle, author of “The Clean-up” (Book signings to follow each author’s program)

Lunch on your own (The Lyceum Café and TJ’s Tavern are open)

Saturday Afternoon & Evening

2:00 Cruise the Missouri River on the “Spirit of Brownville” $9.95 per person, children under 5 free

Nonfiction Program(Carson House )
2:00–3:00 A Historical Perspective by Don Cunningham, former editor of “Nebraska History,” and Bill Lock (change)
3:00–4:00 Collecting Rare Hunting Books by
Brooks Carmichael

Songwriters’ Roundtable (The Lyceum)
2:30–4:00 John Walker, Ember Schrag, and Tony Church (Discussion of songwriting process, audience questions/participation. CD signings to follow the program)

Pairing Food & Wine Program(Whiskey Run Creek Winery)
4:30–6:00 Chef Barbara Bond,authors/chefs Maggie Pleskac and Sean Carmichael, vintner Ron Heskett (Each chef prepares an appetizer to pair with a Whiskey Run Creek wine. Samples given. Maggie and Sean discuss their cookbook,“Dueling Chefs: A Vegetarian and a MeatLover Debate the Plate.” Book signing to follow the program) $5 charge
6:00–9:00 BBQ (Whiskey Run Creek Winery deck and grounds)—Music by Jumpin’ Kate (CD signings on breaks) $7 charge for meal


9:00 Writers’ Continental Breakfast at The Lyceum, featuring readings given by Writers’Workshop participants
11:00 Tour of The Schoolhouse Art Gallery,hosted by George Nubert,curator
11:30 Tour of The Antiquarium Bookstore,hosted by Tom Rudloff, proprietor

Lunch on your own (The Lyceum Café and TJ’s Tavern are open)

1:00–4:00 Free Range Readings hosted by Rex Walton, longtime host of the Crescent Moon Reading Series (Continual readings and discussions of the writing process featuring Greg Kosmicki, Beth Gillespie, Greg Kuzma, Nicole Church, Marjorie Saiser, J.V. Brummels, Matt Mason, Sarah McKinstry-Brown, Heidi Hermanson, and others)

the 2009 Festival is sponsored by Nebraska Humanities Council, Nebraska Arts Council, A Novel Idea Bookstore, Infusionmedia Publishing, and Prairie Sage Publishing with support from Merchants of Brownville, Chaney Gallery, The Lyceum Bookstore & Café, The Antiquarium Bookstore, Brownville Fine Arts Association, Brownville Historical Society, Brownville Village Theatre, Whiskey Run Creek Winery, and The Village Bookstore.

In Brownville
The CottageLuxury, executive lodging, call 402-883-2690.More Information
Pearson-Kelley House402-825-6637Pearson-Kelley House Website
Pierce House402-825-4921
Village Guest House402-825-4921
Randel Smith's Floating Hotel ( Steamboat on the River!) 402-825-4211

In Auburn (9 miles west of Brownville)
Arbor Manor Motel402-274-3663
Palmer House402-274-3193
Cooper House B&B402-274-3335
City of Auburn RV Park 402-274-3450
Longs Creek RV Park in Auburn 402-274-3413
In Peru ( 6 miles northwest)
Coleman B&B 402-872-7715

In Rock Port, Missouri (about 6 miles east of Brownville)
Rock Port Inn 660-744-6282
In Nebraska City
Arbor Day Farm 402-873-8733
Camping & RV Facilities
Brownville State Recreation Area 402-825-4131
Indian Cave State Park 402-883-2575
Rock Port, MO KOA 660-744-5485