Lincoln High in the FINALS!!!!
Louder Than a Bomb
: FRIDAY, April 20th, 7 PM!!
Omaha team Finals in the Harper Center Auditorium (Creighton campus, 20th street between Webster and California, parking information

After 2 preliminary bouts each, the top 4 teams standing who will compete here are:
Lincoln High School
Duchesne Academy
Omaha Creighton Prep
and Bellevue West.

12 great teams from area high schools each competed in 2 bouts between April 15-18 and these top 4 compete in a 5-round team poetry slam!

Special guests include poets from the other teams as well as member of the 2011 National Poetry Slam champion Denver Slam Nuba team Jovan Mays and 2012 Omaha Poetry Slam Team Finals champ Zedeka Poindexter!

Tuesdays with Writers
the May gathering at
the South Mill
48th and Prescott, Lincoln
May 1st, 2012, at 7pm

Tuesdays presents:
... Jen Davis Korn, Deborah McGinn, Karla Decker and Becky Faber

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."

Poet DEBORAH T MCGINN has been published in The Iowa Review, Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace, The Poets Voice, Plains Song Review, Poetic Voices, Free Focus Nebraska English Journal, New York City, Fine Lines, Whole Notes, Celebrate, Lincoln Review, Richmond Award in Poetry, The South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbook Self Unbound, To Go From Privacy.

Becky Faber has been writing since the 20th Century. Her poems have appeared in Small Brushes (forthcoming), So to Speak, The Blue Collar Review, The Plains Songs Review, Plainsongs, the Nebraska English Counselor, and the anthologies Nebraska Voices and Lyrical Iowa. In 1987 she won first place in the Poetry division of the Nebraska Mothers Association Writing Contest, and in 2003 placed second in the same division. She placed second in the 2003 Nebraska Mothers Association Writing Contest in the Short Story category and went on to win second in national competition. She earned a PhD in English from UNL.

Karla Decker was born in Greeley, Colorado a million years ago. She has no memory of living in Omaha for about six months before the age of two though her picture appeared in the Omaha World Herald feeding a lollipop to her grandfather’s German Shepard. By age two she made her home in Wisconsin. She became enamored of Abstract Expressionism and majored in art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. There she became enamored of the young writers on campus and married one of them and moved to Minneapolis and then back to Omaha. She divorced the writer and moved to Lincoln. Three gorgeous daughters and a passion for writing came out of this marriage. Her publishing history is skimpy. At Marilyn Dorf’s urging she entered the Bess Streeter Aldrich contest last year and won 2nd place. She was July in the first issue of the Nebraska Poets calendar. That’s about it.

Deborah McGinn has been the Creative Writng teacher for Lincoln High for 20+ years, and organized the FIRST Lincoln High student SLAM Team this year!!   She published a Chapbook in 2002, titled "To Go From Privacy".  Deborah has been published in numerous magazines, among them, the South Dakota Review, the Iowa Review, Fine Lines, and Plains Song Review.  She organized and has hosted the Tuesdays with Writers series for 12 years.

open mike to follow -- email Deborah at for more info

Tuesdays With Writers
April gathering
April 3rd, 7pm
at the South Mill
48th and Prescott, Lincoln

: tonight, Tuesdays presents  
Marge Saiser, Lucy Adkins, and Pam Barger

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, the New 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 ofTimes 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). Her most recent collection isBeside You at the Stoplight (The Backwaters Press, 2010)

LUCY ADKINS grew up on a farm in Nance County, Nebraska, attended country schools, the University of Nebraska, and received her bachelors degree at Auburn University in Alabama. Her poetry has been published in journals which include Owen Wister Review, Nebraska Territory, Plainsongs, Potpourri, Northeast, South Dakota Review, and the anthologies Woven on the Wind (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace (The Backwaters Press, 2002), The Poets Against the War, edited by Sam Hamill (2003), and Crazy Woman Creek. Lucy lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she works at an insurance company and besides writing, spends a great deal of time on hands and knees in her garden.

A Lincolnite, Pam Barger holds a degree in music from UNL. She is a poet, a piano teacher, and a musician. Her work has appeared in Platte Valley Review, Nebraska Territory, West Branch, Weber Studies: An Interdisciplinary Humanities Journal and other publications as well. She is working on several projects; the first is a book for middle and high school music students called (at least for now) You Can Have Music AND a Life and the second is the revision of a poetry manuscript entitled This Deliberate Theft of Silence. Because she really enjoys both writing and music, Pam finds that music is a recurring theme in her writing. She also has published a book of poetry, "The Pinball God Let Fly"

open mike follows ------------------------ email Deborah at for more info