Programs  feedback


Oct 24, 2015

KANEKO | 1111 Jones St


feedback is an ongoing series that aims to elevate the conversation about the writing process. The next feedback reading will be held Thursday, October 22 from 7 – 9 p.m. and will feature local writer John Price and Denise Chapman.

The authors will also host a follow-up writing workshop on Saturday, October 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The costs will be $20 for non-members and $15 for KANEKO members. Please do not register unless you are certain you will attend. This workshop is in high demand and seating is limited.

feedback reading: October 22, 7–9 p.m.
– free and open to the public.
Register for the FREE reading by clicking HERE

feedback writing workshop: October 24, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
– $20 General Admission, $15 KANEKO Members
Register for the workshop by clicking HERE

The goal of feedback is to invigorate the audience by inviting them into the writer’s creative development, while also providing the audience the opportunity to generate their own work. With community and communing in mind, this one-of-a-kind reading series aims to demystify the creative process and empower would-be writers, emerging writers or those who simply appreciate the written word, by flipping the script on the typical paradigm of a reading.

John Price
John T. Price is the author of the memoirs Daddy Long Legs: The Natural Education of a Father (Trumpeter Books/​Shambhala Press, 2013); Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships (Da Capo Press, 2008; paperback released by University of Iowa Press, Spring, 2012) and Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the American Grasslands (University of Nebraska Press, 2004). He is the editor of the nature anthology The Tallgrass Prairie Reader (University of Iowa Press, 2014). Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1966, he attended the University of Iowa, where he earned his B.A. in Religion, M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing and Ph.D. in English. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and other recognitions, his nonfiction writing about nature, family, and spirit has appeared in many journals, magazines, newspapers, and anthologies including Orion, The Christian Science Monitor, Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, and Best Spiritual Writing 2000. He is a Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he directs the nonfiction writing program. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, and three sons in the Loess Hills of western Iowa.

Click here to watch John Price discuss his anthology, “The Tallgrass Prairie Reader.”

Denise Chapman
With a BA in theatre from Creighton University and a MFA from the Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Denise Chapman is a performer who finds the universal truth that connects us all as human beings and shares the stories that are often overlooked or hidden in plain sight.  Her production of Women of Troy, an adaptation of Euripides ‘Trojan Women’, examines the effect the war on drugs has on the community of women left behind. This production was performed as part of the Great Plains Theatre Conference and has toured four MCC campuses.

Chapman has directed for Great Plains Theatre Conference, Midland University, Creighton University, The Circle Theatre, and Blue Barn’s Witching Hour.  She is a member of the North Omaha community and has worked with the North Omaha Summer Arts (NOSA) since its conception five years ago. She believes that art changes our lives for the better, it gives a voice to those who feel like they are not being heard, and expresses a vision of hope to all those who are touched by it.

To learn more about Denise, go to: or watch her performance below:

feedback is made possible by generous contributions from Humanities Nebraska with additional support from the Nebraska Arts Council.

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