Programs  Feedback


Oct 22, 2016

KANEKO | 1111 Jones St


The next feedback reading will be held Thursday, October 20 from 7 – 9 p.m. and will feature writers Cynthia French and Scott Woods.

The authors will also host a free follow-up writing workshop on Saturday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration is required and seating is limited. Please do not register unless you are certain you will attend. This workshop is in high demand and seating is limited.

feedback reading: October 20, 7–9 p.m.
– free and open to the public.
Register for the FREE reading by clicking HERE

feedback writing workshop: October 22, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
– free, must RSVP
Register for the workshop by clicking HERE

feedback is made possible by generous contributions from Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Writers Collective.

feedback is an ongoing series that aims to elevate the conversation about the writing process. This literary reading series invites featured writers to present new works or works-in-progress in order to get audience feedback on those works. Part reading, part conversation, the goal of feedback is to provide working writers with a space to take creative risks, to invigorate the audience by inviting them into the writer’s creative development, and to provide the audience an opportunity to generate their own work.

Cynthia French
Cynthia French has competed in over 20 international poetry slam competitions, most recently at the 2015 National Poetry Slam as a member of the Seattle Poetry Slam Team, placing 7th for Group Piece performance. Best known for humor, Cynthia started the Herlarious Showcase at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Albuquerque. She received her MFA in Writing from Hamline University in St. Paul. While in Minnesota, Cynthia won the 2013 StoryFest Slam. She is currently a Moth Storyslam Finalist.  Her poems have been published in the anthologies, We Will Be Shelter (Write Bloody Press, 2014) and Spoken Word Revolution Redux (Sourcebooks, 2003). An educator and organizer, Cynthia coordinated the 2002 National Poetry Slam in Minneapolis, helped start the Minnesota college poetry slams at multiple schools, was the Slam Master for SlamMN! for 6 years, and developed teen programs at the Caponi Art Park, ArtiCulture, and Intermedia Arts. Cynthia lives in Bellingham, Washington and is the Marketing Manager at the Jansen Art Center.

Scott Woods
Scott Woods is the author of Urban Contemporary History Month and We Over Here Now (2016 and 2013 respectively, Brick Cave Books) and has published and edited work in a variety of publications. He has been featured multiple times in national press, including multiple appearances on National Public Radio. He was the President of Poetry Slam Inc. and emcees the Writers’ Block Poetry Night, an open mic series in Columbus, Ohio. In April of 2006 he became the first poet to ever complete a 24-hour solo poetry reading, a feat he bested with seven more annual readings without repeating a single poem.

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