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The Plains Writers Series: A Day of Poetry at Wayne State


Wayne State College students, faculty, alumni and area residents are invited to enjoy the Plains Writers Series featuring long-time friend and poet, Don Welch, at 2:30 p.m. April 9 in the WSC Humanities Building, second floor lounge. Wayne State also will host the longest continuous running poetry slam in Nebraska, Poetry Slam XXI, at 7 p.m. at The Max Again bar in downtown Wayne.


Don Welch is a retired Reynolds Professor of Literature at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and will be reading from his most recent collection of poetry, When Memory Gives Dust a Face (Sandhills Press/Lewis-Clark Press, April 2008).Other readers during the day will include Wayne State alumna Amy McGeorge at 2 p.m. and Omaha Slam Poet Sarah McKinstry-Brown at 2:15 p.m.


Poetry Slam XXI will feature upcoming authors Jen Lambert and Liz Kay as judges and between-round readers. If interested in competing in the slam for cash and prizes, bring $5 and 4 original poems to The Max by 6:30 p.m. The Slam runs from 7 to 10 p.m. The day and evening events are free and open to the public.


For information: Cynthia Black, WSC Press, 402-375-7118 or e-mail


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