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Art and Literary Festival 2020

Close To Home

The Joslyn Castle is excited to announce our 11th annual Art and Literary Festival: Close To Home! In partnership with Metropolitan Community College and Union for Contemporary Art, we present a (mostly!) virtual entry in the series.

This year's theme celebrates local creators. This group of exceptional artists practice their craft in Omaha, Lincoln, or Council Bluffs.

The Art and Literary Festival will run from October 14 – October 18, and will offer theatre, readings, interviews, concerts, and workshops, as well as a virtual art gallery and a sculpture exhibition by Michael Elizabeth Johnson in the Joslyn Castle Gardens.

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Reading & Performance Schedule

Wednesday, October 14

7pm - Creative Nonfiction with John Price and Joy Castro

Thursday, October 15

7pm - Poetry with Matt Mason and Sarah McKinstry Brown

Friday, October 16

7pm - Fiction with Timothy Schaffert and Chigozie Obioma

Saturday, October 17

7pm - Drama with Beaufield Berry and Laura Campbell

Sunday, October 18

7pm - Songwriting with Virginia Kathryn and Mario Foreman-Powell

Workshop Schedule

Saturday, October 17

Visual Arts – 1:00-1:45 || Bart Vargas

Poetry – 2:00-2:45 || Matt Mason

Songwriting – 3:00-3:45 || Dryden Thomas

Mindfulness – 4:00-4:45 || Katie Hupp

Sunday, October 18

Drama – 1:00-1:45 || Beaufield Berry

Creative Nonfiction – 2:00-2:45 || John Price

Fiction – 3:00-3:45 || Chigozie Obioma

Thank you to our sponsor:

See the artwork!

Visual Artists: