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Patricia Smith is one of the most accomplished poets in the world, and she’s performing in Omaha for the first time ever this month.
It starts on November 15th at KANEKO, where Patricia and students from the 2013-2014 season of Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha will take the stage. On November 16th Patricia will host a workshop in the afternoon, followed by a public reading that again includes an LTAB preview at the Joslyn Museum that evening.

Prepare to be dazzled, as Patricia is world-renowned for her dynamic performance poetry. She has won the Individual National Poetry Slam a record four times, is the author of six volumes of poetry (including Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist), and has picked up two Pushcart Prizes for work that has appeared in a staggering variety of journals (including the 100th anniversary edition of Poetry). Her book Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah recently won the prestigious 2013 Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets, celebrating it as the most outstanding poetry book published last year. You can learn more about her amazing career at www.wordwoman.ws.

Here are the details:

November 15th Invitation-only Supporter Event
6:30-8:30 PM
KANEKO
1111 Jones St.
Omaha
$20 at the door
Extra guests welcome!
Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar

November 16th Workshop (Open to the Public)
1-3 PM
Love’s Jazz and Arts Center
2510 N. 24th St.
Omaha
$5 Suggested Donation

November 16 Performance (Open to the Public)
7:00-8:30 PM
Joslyn’s Witherspoon Concert Hall
2200 Dodge St.
Omaha
$5 suggested donation