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"One Book - One Lincoln" programs

Programs have been scheduled at various public libraries during October and November 2002 with a prairie theme. The programs include such topics as gardening, photography, music, and writing.

Pirate Cows of the Sandhills: How a Novelist Gathers Material
Jonis Agee, author of Strange Angels and The Weight of Dreams uses the writing of her two Sand Hills novels to explore the process fiction writers use to gather material for their work.

Sunday, October 20th, 2:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street

Prairie Plants to Please the Gardener
Bob Henrickson of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum discusses proven prairie performers on the plains landscape.

Sunday, October 27th, 2:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 South 56th Street

Photography and the Plains
Joel Sartore, National Geographic photographer, explains his approach to prairie photography.

Wednesday, October 30th, 7:00 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
3635 Touzalin Avenue

Additional information on Joel Sartore:

Plains and Place in a Guided Writing Exercise
Using place, Nebraska State Poet Bill Kloefkorn leads participants in a writing exercise. To register call 441-8528.

Saturday, November 2nd, 10:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 South 14th Street

Additional information on Bill Kloefkorn:

Plain Songs
John Walker and Jim Pipher, noted local musicians, demonstrate the simple and unadorned melodies that inspired Kent Haruf.

Tuesday, November 19th, 7:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 South 14th Street

Links to additional information on the musical term "plainsong" can be found on our Additional Resources page.

Plainsong Author Kent Haruf
The author will read and discuss Plainsong. Time will be allowed for questions from the audience. Author book signing at 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 21st, 7:30 p.m.
Nebraska Center for Continuing Education
33rd and Holdrege Streets

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