The next feedback reading will be held Thursday, January 19 from 7 – 9 p.m. with featured writers, Beaufield Berry and P. Ivan Young. The authors will also host a FREE follow-up writing workshop on Saturday, January 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration is required for the workshop and seating is limited.
feedback reading: January 19, 7–9 p.m.
– FREE and open to the public.
feedback writing workshop: January 21, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
– FREE; must RSVP.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Beaufield Berry-Fisher is a playwright, blogger, journalist, novelist and theater enthusiast. Inspired by empathy, true stories, history, burlesque and rebellion Beaufield’s work strives to connect on a human level and always questions the status quo. Her work has been produced in Nebraska, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Colorado and Las Vegas. She’s participated in the Philadelphia Spark Fest, Great Plains Theater Conference, KC New Works festival and the William Inge Festival. Beau often writes for American Theater Magazine, collecting stories across the Midwest’s growing theater scene. She’s often seen onstage performing with the local Burlesque troupe Hot Tail Honeys. She is the founder and executive director of FireBelly Repertory Theater, here in Omaha and a member of the Writers Guild of America. She lives in Omaha with her husband and 2 year old son and owns Hot Date Creative Consultants, an event and PR company. Beau loves a good challenge, the word yes, and is passionate about theater for the masses. She’s also impatient, impulsive and a control freak–take that as you will.
P. Ivan Young
P. Ivan Young received his M. F. A. from the University of South Carolina and is the author of Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain (Brick House Books, 2015) and the chapbook A Shape in the Waves, winner of the 2008 SC Poetry Initiative's Chapbook Contest. He is a recipient of a 2011 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and the 2013 winner of the Norton Girault Literary Prize. His work has appeared in North American Review, Passages North, Crab Orchard Review, Fourteen Hills, Hayden's Ferry Review, The London Magazine, Cream City Review, and Zone 3, among others. He currently teaches and is pursuing his doctorate at University of Nebraska Lincoln and lives in Omaha, Nebraska , with his wife and two children.