Writers to read from latest work as part of Plainsongs Celebration of Poetry and Prose

Six local and visiting writers will read from their latest work at The Lark in downtown Hastings on Saturday, April 21, as part of the 2018 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 p.m. 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 six readers — Ulrick Casimir, Emily Borgmann, Kiara Nicole Letcher, Dwight Marsh, Becky Faber and Michael Catherwood — have recently been published in Plainsongs.

Casimir will read from his debut short story collection “Children of the Night,” which was recently published by Corpus Callosum Press. Casimir, Faber and Catherwood will have books on hand to sign and sell after the readings.

Plainsongs magazine, now in its 38th year, features poetry and short prose pieces submitted by writers from around the world. Eric Tucker, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Languages and Literatures at Hastings College, is the editor of Plainsongs and the managing editor of Corpus Callosum Press. Associate editors are Dwight Marsh; Becky Faber; Michael Catherwood; and Ali Beheler, an assistant professor of philosophy at Hastings College. 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, Corpus Callosum Press, the Hastings College Department of Languages & Literatures 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 more than 60 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 hastings.edu.

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