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Third Thursday – Voices at Larksong

Third Thursday – Voices at Larksong

January 6, 2023

Happy New Year and welcome to 2023! We’re looking forward to all that this year has in store and excited to announce that we are kicking things off right with a local, in-person reading in January in Lincoln, Nebraska. Though our team is scattered across the US, from New York to Oregon and Texas to Minnesota, we have a healthy cohort that reside in and around the Omaha Metropolitan area and we’ve been invited to participate in Third Thursdays – Voices at Larksong.

On January 19th at 5:30, TGLR will be converging on the Larksong Writer’s place in Lincoln to connect, read from our personal collections, and share a little bit about our journal.

Readers include: Cat Dixon, Tacheny Perry, Michelle Pierce Battle, Tana Buoy, Annie Barker, and Shyla Shehan.

  • Where:  1600 N Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, NE
  • When: 5:30 – 7:30PM. The event will begin with a social half-hour and the reading with a Q&A will run from 6 to 7:30.
  • Cost/Tickets: This event is free and open to the public. We can’t wait to meet you!

A huge THANK YOU to Larksong and Karen Shoemaker for making this event possible and for her long-time dedication to writers and the literary community!

More about all events and workshops offered by Larksong Writers Place can be found by visiting their website at



Below is a curated list of opportunities for readers, writers, and curious humans, who are looking to connect with arts and humanities. If you know of other events, readings, or workshops in the Midwest (or virtual) that should be included, please let us know!

Community Organizations

UNO Writer’s Workshop

Fall and spring reading series with local, national, and international writers. Past events have included writers like Ross Gay, Ilya Kaminsky, Charles Bukowski, and John Cheever.

Nebraska Writers Collective

Writing workshops and performance events. No current programming schedule but virtual opportunities are posted intermittently on social media. No in-person opportunities at this time.

Nebraska Poetry Society

The Nebraska Poetry Society is a diverse group dedicated to the art of poetry.  Our goal is to provide opportunities for people of all ages and from all backgrounds to explore poetry.  We host virtual events for beginners and professionals and provide opportunities to explore, learn and gain feedback on your writing. 

Larksong Writers Place

From their website: “Larksong Writers Place is a literary organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities, events, and community-building activities for writers of all skill levels.”

Raccoon River Reading Series

Open to all writers and genres, based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Readings are currently virtual. Sign up in advance to be a featured reader or to request access to the reading.

Humanities Nebraska

From their website: “The mission of Humanities Nebraska is to help Nebraskans explore what connects us and makes us human.” Dozens of programs in place to offer educational opportunities, events, and workshops.

Nebraska Writers Guild

Promotes fellowship among Nebraska writers. Publishing, networking, and conference opportunities.


The Naturalist School

From their website: “The Naturalist School teaches people to become better naturalists, nature writers, feral poets, wild philosophers, ecological activists, and enlightened planters through consilience of ecology and creativity.” Winter and spring ecology and creativity workshop opportunities.

Omaha Public Library

Variety of programming options, virtual and in-person. Weekly and monthly writing workshop opportunities. Quarterly readings.

Omaha Lit Fest

Omaha’s annual festival for readers and writers.

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