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Published Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 12:38 pm
Bookends: Local authors, publishers schedule literary fair

Local authors, publishers to host fair

Local authors and publishers will discuss their successes and what it has taken to accomplish them at the Omaha Public Library Author Fair. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St.

A panel of publishers and book sellers will address authors who want to be discovered and will begin at 2 p.m. and feature Sallly Deskins, Cindy Grady, Lisa Pelto, Erin Reel and Ellen Wheeler Scott.

Books will be for sale, and attendees can meet authors who will sign their books.

Participating authors include Victoria Alexander, Jeff Beals, Leo Adam Biga, Brian Bogdanoff, Jennifer Castello, David Catalan, Marilyn Coffey, Charles Collins, Robin Donovan, Laura Felleman, Marcia Calhoun Forecki, Savannah French, Anne Fuller, Ean Garrett, J.P. Hansen, Laura Hansen, Vern Hauger, Stacy Heatherly, John Hlavacek, Marian Kaiser, April Kelly, Janet Laird, Barb Malek, Mark Manhart, David Martin, Christopher McLucas, Donna Miesbach, Barbara Mohrman, Molly Moore, George Morgan, David Mullins, David Murphy, Mark Musick, Janet Nitsick, Tunette Powell, Chris Raabe, S. Senden, David Shurter, Thomas Sibbitt, Max Sparber, Connie Spittler, Cheryl St. John, Karen Watson and Peggy Williams.

The fair is free and open to the public.

New marketing manager at NU press

Martyn Beeny is the new marketing manager for the University of Nebraska Press.

Beeny, who earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Kent in Great Britain, comes from the South Dakota State Historical Society Press.

In Lincoln, he will be responsible for all aspects of marketing and sales for the press’s book division.

Author Nitsick Book Signing Event

When: 2/16/13

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15 St., Omaha, NE 68102

What: Nitsick, a resident of Springfield, Neb., will be available to sign copies of her book, Lockets and Lanterns.


Writing workshop: Family History Writers Group, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. today, W. Dale Clark Library.

Library class: “Sign Language Basics,” 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bennington Public Library.

Book discussion: Wednesday Bookworms, “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Bookworm, Countryside Village, 87th and Pacific Streets.

Book discussion: Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids, “An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green, 6 p.m. Thursday, the Bookworm.

Book signing: Ted Kerasote, author of “Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs,” 6 p.m. Thursday, the Bookworm.

Book sale: Friends of the Omaha Public Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road.

Writers’ seminar: “How to Publish Your Book,” with Sandra Wendel and Lisa Pelto, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Metropolitan Community College Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road, La Vista. ($29, register at or 402-457-5231.)

Book discussion: Momaha Book Club, “Naked” by David Sedaris, 1 p.m. Feb. 17, the Bookworm.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1067,

Contact the writer: Carol Bicak    |   402-444-1067

Carol writes about community news, local profiles, the arts and books. She also covers the zoo.

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