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

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