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Final Thursday Reading Series: Jeffrey S. Copeland

Jeffrey S. Copeland, author of Ain’t No Harm To Kill the Devil: The Life and Legacy of John Fairfield, Abolitionist For Hire. Copeland is the author of several books of literary nonfiction, including Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industry Spy and Pioneer Labor ActivistOlivia's Story: The Conspiracy of Heroes Behind Shelley v. Kraemer and Inman's War: A Soldier's Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII. All events start with open mic signup at 7 p.m.; open mic begins 7:15 p.m. Share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee is provided. Books by regional writers are available for purchase. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; and the Hearst Center for the Arts.

Final Thursday Reading Series: Steve Semken

Steve Semken, author of Soul External: Rediscovering the Great Blue Heron. Semken is the author of six books, including Pick Up Stick City and The Great Blues and the editor of three collections.All events start with open mic signup at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee is provided. Books by regional writers are available for purchase. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; and the Hearst Center for the Arts.

Final Thursday Reading Series: Susan Aizenberg

Susan Aizenberg’s newest collection of poems is Quiet City ( BkMk Press). Aizenberg is the author of two previous collections, Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series/SIUP) and Peru (Take Three/2: AGNI New Poets Series/Graywolf) and co-editor, with Erin Belieu, of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia UP). She currently teaches at Creighton University. All events start with open mic signup at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee is provided. Books by regional writers are available for purchase. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; and the Hearst Center for the Arts.

Final Thursday Reading Series: Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure

The 15th season of FTRS opens with featured reader, Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure, author of the poetry collection, Lamentations on the Rwandan Genocide, 2nd Edition. His published works include World Eras Volume 10: West African Kingdoms, 500-1590 and The “Dark Heathenism” of the American Novelist Ishmael Reed: African Voodoo as American Literary HooDoo. The Final Thursday Reading Series begins at 7 p.m. with open mic signup. The open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Come to listen or share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure will take the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a brief Q&A as time permits. Copies of work by regional authors will also be available for sale. Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the Hearst Center for the Arts; and the UNI College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences. 

Observatory Show

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Sarah Krepp and Garry Noland Art Exhibitions

BLOW-OUT II is an exhibition of sculptural forms and mixed media paintings by Chicago-based artist Sarah Krepp. Unorganized Territory is accumulated, stacked, layered, and collaged forms by Kansas City-based artist Garry Noland. Noland’s presentation is supported in part by Arts KC, the Kansas City Regional Arts Council. The artists will present a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 28, in the Gallery. An opening reception will follow.

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