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Creative Writing Forum

The fourth annual MCC Creative Writing Forum is October 25 and 26, 2019

The Metropolitan Community College Creative Writing Forum is a two-day event to promote original, inspired writing in our College and community, as well as showcase the work of accomplished authors from across Nebraska and beyond. This year’s event is Oct. 25-26, 2019. The Forum includes sessions from keynote presenter, F. Douglas Brown.

Friday, Oct. 25 from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.—Kaneko (1111 Jones St.)

  • Check-in, opening reception with hors d’oeuvres and networking

  • F. Douglas Brown reading and Q&A

  • Open Mic hosted by Todd Robinson

Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.—Fort Omaha Campus; Building 10

  • Check-in, coffee and networking

  • Breakout Sessions: Craft Talks, Readings & Generative Workshops. Click here to see a schedule

  • Headline Presenters: Kassandra Montag, Natalia Treviño, Kevin Clouther. Click here to read about our Featured Presenters

  • Keynote Talk, F. Douglas Brown

  • Lunch provided

Cost and how to register:

Click here to purchase Friday only: $10 (Free to Kaneko members)
Click here to purchase Saturday only: $15
Click here to purchase Full Registration: $25 (early bird discount of $5 off before October 19)

If you need assistance registering please email Annette Guy at amguy@mccneb.edu

2019 Keynote Speaker - F. Douglas Brown

F. Douglas Brown is the author of ICON, a new collection of poetry from Writ Large Press in 2018, and Zero to Three (University of Georgia, 2014), winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. He also co-authored with poet Geffrey Davis, Begotten (URB Books, 2016), a chapbook of poetry as part of the Floodgate Poetry Series. Brown, an educator for over 20 years, currently teaches English and African American Poetry at Loyola High School of Los Angeles, an all-boys Jesuit school. He is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow, and was selected by Poets & Writers as one of their ten notable Debut Poets of 2014. His poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The PBS News Hour, The Virginia Quarterly (VQR), Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review (CQR), The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of "un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland," a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism.

Questions?  Email Liz Kay at eskay@mccneb.edu