Category: Free • Lectures | Season: Storytelling
KANEKO hosted MAD About Storytelling, a discussion panel with the creative talents behind the long running MAD Magazine, on August 12.
In circulation for over half a century, and revered as one of the most influential forms of satire and humor in American popular culture, MAD Magazine has a tradition of their own form of storytelling. Join us for a lively and entertaining discussion panel with Sam Viviano (Art Director), Desmond Devlin (Writer), and Tom Richmond (Illustrator).
Category: Free • Lectures | Season: Storytelling
KANEKO hosted a discussion with Nebraska journalists, Matthew Hansen and Joel Geyer on August 4, 2016.
Two Nebraska journalists have spent their careers striving to tell good stories. Stories that hook the audience, raise the tension and deliver the satisfying payoff. Stories that matter.
On August 4, NET documentary filmmaker Joel Geyer and World-Herald columnist Matthew Hansen discussed the art and craft of storytelling, interviewing each other about how their best projects went from idea to reality, and from first word to final frame.
They talked about their success and unexpected failures. They offered tips on how to improve the next story you tell while perched on a barstool or crowded around a kitchen table. And they discussed those most basic of human questions, the questions that form the foundation of every good story. Who? What? Where? When? Why?
Matthew Hansen is a metro columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. In that job, he’s written columns about Nebraska’s political and business elite….and also columns about a faded billboard over a BBQ joint, an illegal asparagus growing operation, and a woman who can see sound. (Really.) Previously, Hansen covered higher education and the military and has done reporting from Afghanistan and Cuba. Hansen has won numerous Nebraska, regional and national awards.He was named the 2014 Great Plains Writer of the Year. Hansen is a native of Red Cloud, Nebraska, and is married to Sarah Baker Hansen, the World-Herald’s food critic.
Joel Geyer, Executive Director of GeyerGroup, in collaboration with NET Television, has produced and or directed over 40 national and regional PBS documentaries that have been honored with a host of awards including 17 National Awards and over 30 regional awards. Geyer is a past elected member of the Directors Guild of America and Boston Filmmakers Cooperative. His national productions include, “AMERICAN MASTERS – Willa Cather,” which garnered 1.6 million viewers on its premier night. Also, “Buffett and Gates Go Back to School,” which was PBS’s largest selling DVD in 2006. And “In Search of the Oregon Trail,” which was named as one PBS top ten specials in the year it premiered. Geyer’s latest project is the soon-to-be-released one hour documentary entitled “Monumental Risk” – detailing the life and career of renowned ceramicist, Jun Kaneko.
Category: Education • Free • Performances | Season: Storytelling
Puddin’ and the Grumble: Unpeeled performed at KANEKO on June 16th.
Puddin’ and the Grumble: Unpeeled was a special evening with writing team Becky Boesen and David von Kampen (and cast) as they took us through the behind the scenes process of creating Puddin’ and the Grumble, a new musical that has become a battle cry for eradicating childhood hunger in our country. It’s making a difference…and so can you. Discover how creativity, theatre, and social justice collide in this groundbreaking performance project.
Puddin’ and the Grumble also hosted theatrical workshops at KANEKO in June 2016.
Commissioned & Produced by Lied Center for Performing Arts; Written by Becky Boesen and David Von Kampen. The work was inspired by the kids of the Clinton Creative Club in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Unpeeled! is produced by BLIXT with the generous support of the Lied Center for Performing Arts and the Food Bank of Lincoln.
Category: Education • Lectures | Season: Storytelling
On April 24, Stephen King discussed his work & read from his latest novel, End of Watch at KANEKO.
Presented by KANEKO and Bookworm Omaha, guests spent an evening with Stephen King hearing from his latest novel and asking questions to the world-renowned writer.
Each $35 admission included entry to the event plus a hardcover copy of End of Watch. Additional copies of End of Watch were available for purchase at the event, along with the two previous books in this series: the Edgar Award-winning Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers.
King signed 400 copies of his book in advance that were distributed randomly to lucky attendees.
About Stephen King
King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Finders Keepers, Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63—now a Hulu original television series event—was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
About The Bookworm Omaha
The Bookworm has been serving Omaha and the region since 1986, moving to Loveland Centre in October 2014. With over 6,000 square feet of sales space, The Bookworm has earned a reputation for an excellent selection of books on a broad range of topics, and for a friendly staff that reads and knows the books they sell. The Bookworm is an independent, family business, owned and managed by Phillip and Beth Black.