Here's the March reading news for
Tuesdays with Writers
7 pm every month, the first Tuesday
at the South Mill
48th & Prescott, Lincoln

February - SNOW DAY ...

March -- Lisa Roberts

Lisa Roberts writes, “In 2006, I was careening toward the age at which my mother had died. When I crashed into that barrier—and came out the other side, heart thumping, cheeks huffing—poems started to pulse in me. And pour out. Now I write to keep being amazed I’m alive.”

Born in Michigan, Lisa studied English at Princeton and The University of Virginia. She has taught literature and writing in Hong Kong, Charlottesville, Las Vegas, and, after 1993, Lincoln, Nebraska, where she lives today with her daughter and husband. Her work is forthcoming in The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets.

April -- Chaparral Poets writing group

Lincoln Chaparral Poets meets regularly at Eastmont Towers on the third Monday evening of the month except July and August. It was organized in the 1940’s as part of a national organization known as the Edna Neeley Chapter of The Midwest Federation of Chaparral Poets. The name was changed to Lincoln Chaparral Poets after contact eventually was lost with the parent organization. The publish Poetry Pages, an in-house newsletter featuring members’ new and in-process poetry which is critiqued at the meetings.

May -- Laura Wiseman and Lynn Samsel
Laura Madeline Wiseman is a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she teaches English. She is the author of the bookSprung, forthcoming from San Francisco Bay Press, and three chapbooks of poetry, including Ghost Girl (Pudding House, 2010).
June -- Marge Saiser & Barbara Schmitz

July -- Tuesdays With Writers 12th Birthday,
with Jen Davis-Korn

Jennifer was first set free to write whatever she wanted by her third grade teacher Mrs. Kruse. Ever since then, she's been lucky enough to land a string of great teachers, like Deborah McGinn, and mentors, like Rex Walton, to encourage and coax her writing whims into their present fiction state. She is fortunate to have earned the trust of the good people of Tuesdays With Writers where she has made a nice and comfortable writing home. Now she promises to bring you danger, excitement, and thrills with a sampling from her collection of chapters from a long work titled "Parks and Recreation."

Tuesdays with Writers:

September 7th, at 7 pm
at the South Mill, 48th and Prescott, Lincoln:
reading tonight:
Omaha writer Heidi Hermanson

HEIDI HERMANSON has been published inBackroads, Mental Horizons, Midwest Compilation, Slamma Lamma Ding Dong: An Anthology of Nebraska Slam Poets, and other places. She has been in many public art projects such as "8 counts/24" (writers had 24 hours to write on a theme pulled from a bag) "OmaHome" (writers wrote inspired by a piece of artwork; the writing was then interpeted by a local actor), and the benchMarks project, which featured brief inspirational quotes on benches thoroughout the city. In 2003 she organized the first Poets' Chautauqua at the State Fair and also that year released her first chapbook, Midwest Hotel. Her second chapbook, Missouri Joyride, is forthcoming. She runs a monthly open mike, "Naked Words." In her spare time she hopes to open a library of maps to towns that do not exist and learning dialects of the seven-year cicada. She recently received her MFA from the University of Nebraska.
(sign up with Deborah to READ sometime later this year!! Deborah, at )
Tuesdays With Writers
for August:
August 3rd, 7 pm, the South Mill:
Rex Walton, Becky Faber, Amy Plettner, Jen-Davis-Korn, Deborah McGinn

be there or be rhombOhedral ....

ALSO: August 12th is Bill Kloefkorn's Birthday --
please send him a card, drawing, and/or Magic Bubblegum-- to
2636 S. 46th, Lincoln, NE 68506
the May 4th TUESDAYs With WRITERS group read was a SUCCESS!! We had 19 different writers ( or maybe 18 different writers, and one with two VERY clever disguises!!) read short stories, poems, and essays !! Thanks to ALL who came out!!

for June,
or more particularly,
Tuesday, June 1st, at 7pm --
we will have
the writing group Chaparral Poets

-- come out for a fine time, and open mike after!!!!

and, on July 6th-- the 12th birthday of Tuesdays With Writers - a group read - get your name in to Deborah ( ) to read with us!

August 3rd: Rex W, Becky F, Amy P, Jen-DK, Deborah M.

and on September 7th -- Heidi Hermanson, of Omaha, reading for us!!
April is National Poetry Month:
the writers group
Tuesdays with Writers
is pleased to have
Nebraska writer Marge Saiser
with us on
Tuesday, April 6th, @ 7 p.m.
at our monthly get-together
@ the South Mill
48th & Prescott, Lincoln:
MARJORIE SAISER is a poet living in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received an MA in creative writing at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, winning the Vreelands Award and the Academy of American Poets competition. Her work has been published in literary journals including Prairie Schooner, Georgia Review, Zone 3, CrazyHorse, and Cream City Review. Her poems have been finalists for the Robert Penn Warren Prize, theNew Letters Literary Awards, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is a 2000 recipient of the Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council and in 1999 received the Literary Heritage Award from the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association. Saiser is a speaker for the Nebraska Humanities Council. Her first full-length collection,Bones of a Very Fine Hand, won the Nebraska Book Award for poetry in 2000. Her second book, Lost in Seward County, was published in 2001 by Backwaters Press, 3502 N 52nd St, Omaha, NE 68104, and is available there or from Lee Booksellers 888-665-0999. She is co-editor of Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace(Backwaters Press, 2002), an anthology of poetry and prose by women of the Great Plains, which was named Poetry Honor Book in 2003 by the Nebraska Center for the Book, and also co-editor of a book of interviews,Road Trip: Conversations with Writers (Backwaters Press, 2003).
for subscribing to this notice, or un-subscribing, contact Rex Walton
Tuesday, March 2nd -- 7 pm - Tuesdays with Writers at the South Mill, 48th & Prescott Lincoln: this month,
the F Street Writers Workshop
comes out in force for a spring reading!

The voices of the F. St. Community Center Writing Workshop are varied.From Kenneth Langness's dark humor to Paul Mehling's poetry for children, from Jeffrey Roth's iconoclastic flash-fiction to Jill Carpenter's Rock and Roll Romances and exquisite poetry for her family. And, finally, myself, Terrance Oberst, facilitator of the workshop, whose third full collection, SUN, was published in December, 2008.

for more info on the Tuesdays with Writers series, contact Deborah at

for more info on the F Street Writers workshop, contact Terry, at
Tuesday, February 2nd, 7pm,
Tuesdays with Writers
at The South Mill
(4736 Prescott, just west of 48th and Prescott, Lincoln)
Featured readers:
Lincoln High School
East High School
with their teachers
Miss McGinn and Ms. Sarah Thomas
There is an open mic following the feature.
For more information, contact Deborah McGinn at
Every first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
@ the South Mill
48th & Prescott, Lincoln, NE

a message from Deborah McGinn:

Tuesdays With Writers is going strong at eleven years and as a community of writers, we are thrilled about it. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at The South Mill in the College View area on South 47th and Prescott. Time is 7-8 p.m. Host Reader(s) and an open mic until near 9 p.m. Perhaps you love to read and yearn for a creative outlet of your own. Perhaps you also write and are willing to shed the fear of sharing with others. Perhaps you do not have a writing community and you'd like a source of inspiration. Come see what's happening and make yourselves at home

... Spread the word to others if you can.

Deborah McGinn, Founder

Here is the latest list for Tuesdays with Writers:

Feb. 2: Lincoln High and East High reading poetry. Come hear some talented youth who will make you proud and happy!!

March 2: "F" Street Writers Group (c/o Terry Oberst), with open mic.

April 6: Marge Saiser, with open mic.

May 4: Maureen and her group called "Writers Block", with open mic.

June 8: the Chaparral Poets

July 6: 12th Birthday for Tuesdays With Writers and a group read! Everyone who wants to reads 1-2 poems or 3-4 minutes worth, PLEASE contact Deborah at ( It can be short prose as well ) !!

August 3: A Gaggle of Writers Coming! As soon as they gaggle!

Sept. 7: Heidi Hermanson from Omaha, with open mic.

Deborah McGinn


7 PM

TONITE: Michelle DeRusha

Beginning November 27th, 2009 , Michelle DeRusha began writing a monthly religion and spirituality column for The Lincoln Journal-Star's (402) 411 section. A Massachusetts native, DeRusha has lived in Lincoln for eight years and is a member of Southwood Lutheran Church. She is also mom to two young boys, Noah and Rowan, and wife to Brad. She works part time for NET Television/NET Radio and writes a daily blog, "Graceful," about finding faith in the everyday.


Tuesday, February 2nd, 7pm, Tuesdays with Writers at The South Mill (4736 Prescott, just west of 48th and Prescott, Lincoln). Featured readers Lincoln High School and East High School with teachers Miss McGinn and Ms. Sarah Thomas. There is an open mic following the feature.


the F Street Writers Workshop


Lincoln writer Marge Saiser