Plainsongs Celebration of Poetry and Prose set for April 21

Eight local and visiting writers will read from their latest work at the Lark in downtown Hastings on Friday, April 21, as part of the Plainsongs Celebration of Poetry and Prose.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30. A variety of books and baked goods will be for sale, courtesy of the Hastings College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honorary.

The eight readers — Amy Hassinger, Steve Langan, Ulrick Casimir, Emma Parrish, Michelle Troxclair, Dwight Marsh, Becky Faber, and Michael Catherwood — have all recently been published in Plainsongs.

Plainsongs magazine, now in its 37th year, features poetry and short prose pieces submitted by writers from around the world.

Eric Tucker, a writing instructor in the Department of Languages and Literatures at Hastings College, is the current editor of Plainsongs. Associate editors are Dwight Marsh, Becky Faber, Michael Catherwood and Ali Beheler. The magazine is published by Hastings College Press, which is helmed by Patricia Oman, assistant professor of English.

The Plainsongs Celebration of Poetry and Prose is sponsored by the Hastings College Press, Hastings College Artist Lecture Series, Hastings College Department of Languages & Literatures, Hastings College Department of Philosophy & Religion, Perkins Library and Sigma Tau Delta.

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to



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