Nebraska Book Festival

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Find Common Root’s booth at the Nebraska Book Festival, Saturday August 25th from 9 AM – 5 PM at UNL’s City Campus Union (1400 R Street).

The Book Festival is FREE and open to the public.
It will feature author appearances, book signings, exhibitors, booksellers, poetry readings, and hands-on family activities. Authors include Janice Harrington, Stew Magnuson, Brandon Vogel, Melissa Fraterrigo, Jeff Kurrus and Michael Forsberg, as well as poets from the 2018 One Book One Nebraska selection “Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry”.

An opening reception on Friday evening and a closing reception on Sunday afternoon will be held at the UNL Center for Great Plains Studies to highlight new Nebraska books.

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The festival is held to celebrate Nebraska’s literary heritage and contemporary authors and to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. By gathering together contemporary writing talent of our state and surrounding areas, the festival provides an opportunity for participants to cultivate an understanding of our history, culture and community.

The Festival is sponsored by University of Nebraska PressNebraska Library CommissionNebraska Center for the BookLincoln City LibrariesNebraska Writers GuildUnion Bank & TrustHumanities Nebraska, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism & Mass Communications and Concierge Marketing and Book Publishing Services.

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