Bookends: Fundraiser for Seven Doctors Project on Tuesday at Slowdown -
Published Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1:00 am / Updated at 2:04 pm
Bookends: Fundraiser for Seven Doctors Project on Tuesday at Slowdown

Fourteen faculty and writers from the Seven Doctors Project will read from their works during a fundraiser Tuesday at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

They will present poetry, stories and essays created during the most recent session of 7DP, a creative writing workshop designed for physicians and health care workers, although other members of the community participate as well.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. All donations will support the 7DP writing program, which is a part of the nonprofit Nebraska Writers Collective.

Scheduled to read are Jon Garrigan, Liz Kay, Sean Duffy, Samantha Clayton, Matthew Smith, Steve Langan, John Ohnoutka, Suzanne Kehm, Pam Jespersen, Natasha Kessler, Maureen Tobin, Tom Herter, Evelyn Katz and Lydia Kang, who also will sign copies of her newly released young adult novel, “Control.”

Book is closed on Wednesday Words readings

The Nebraska Art Council’s writers’ reading series “Wednesday Words” apparently has run its course.

The council has announced that the December program was its last. The series, which began in 2008, most recently was held at the Kaneko-UNO Library.

‘Hatemail’ a National Jewish Book Awards finalist

“Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards” by Salo Aizenberg, a book published by the University of Nebraska Press, was a finalist in the National Jewish Book Awards in the visual arts category.

The book features more than 250 examples of anti-Semite-themed postcards from throughout the world, mostly from the pre-Holocaust era.

A panel of three judges selected the book as one of the finalists. The awards presentation will be March 5 in New York City.


Book signing: Laura Hansen, author of “Avalanche of the Undead,” noon to 2 p.m. today, Baker’s, 3614 Twin Creek Drive, Bellevue.

Workshop: Family History Writers Group, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today, W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St.

Book signing: Danielle Herzog, author of “The Mother of All Meltdowns: Real Stories of Moms’ Finest (Worst, Completely Awful) Moments,” 2 p.m. today, the Bookworm, 87th and Pacific Streets.

Book discussion: International Intrigue Book Group, “The End of the World in Breslau” by Marek Krajewski, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Bookworm.

Author presentation: Anna Kuck, author of “Seven Holy Sleepers: Amazing Saints” and “St. Philomena: Daughter of Light,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Benson Library, 6015 Binney St.

Workshops: Mentoring for high school writers, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; Nebraska Writers Workshop adults, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Baright Library in Ralston.

Book discussion: Department of Veterans Affairs Community Book Club, “The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System Outpatient Clinic, Room 107, 600 S. 70th St., Lincoln.

Book sale: Friends of the Omaha Public Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road.

Author presentation: Joy Johnson, author of the “BOOB (Burned Out Old Broads) Girls” series, 6 p.m. Thursday, Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave.

GET LIT: Brigit St. Brigit Theater actors give readings from several genres, 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Bookworm.

Workshop: Nebraska Novelists critique group, 7 p.m. Friday, Crossroads Barnes & Noble, 72nd and Dodge Streets.

Book discussion: Civil War Book Group, “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II” by Douglas Blackmon, 10 a.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.

Book signing: Laura Hansen, author of “Avalanche of the Undead,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Baker’s Supermarket, 505 N. 155th Plaza.

Book signing: Julie Kramer, author of “Delivering Death,” 1 p.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.

Book signing: Laura Hansen, author of “Avalanche of the Undead,” noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 26, Baker’s Supermarket, 12025 West Center Road.

Book signing: Kent Sievers, author of “Little Man,” 1 p.m. Jan. 26, the Bookworm.

— Calendar events are open to the public and free.

Contact the writer: Carol Bicak    |   402-444-1067

Carol writes about community news, local profiles, the arts and books. She also covers the zoo.

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