November 6th, 7pm
at the South Mill
48th & Prescott, Lincoln:

Prose reading, with Jen Davis-Korn, Karla Decker, and Deborah McGinn

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"

Deborah McGinn is an International Baccalaureate trained English teacher at Lincoln High School and educated at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She earned a BA in English/Reading in Secondary Education, and an MA in English with a Creative Writing thesis. She has published in The Iowa Review, South Dakota Review, English Journal, Plains Song Review, Plainsong, Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace, Untidy Season, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Platte Valley Review UNK, and ARS Medica, a journal of medicine. She sponsored Scribe, the Lincoln High literary magazine for twenty-five years. Scribe won numerous NCTE Highest Superior Awards under her leadership. Retiring from Scribe allows her time to sponsor the school’s first Slam Poetry Team. In 2012 LHS placed third in the state championship called Louder Than a Bomb. 

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.

for more info, email Deborah at : dmcginn@inebraska.com 

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