William Luce's one-woman play, “Bronte,” will be presented this week at the Blue Barn Theater, 614 S. 11th St.
Omaha actress Jill Anderson portrays Charlotte Bronte as the last surviving sibling of the famous literary family.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 6 p.m. April 7.
Tickets are $25 adults, $20 students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Call 402-345-1576 for reservations.
Wine, writers, song to meet in Brownville
The 12th annual Wine, Writers and Song Festival in Brownville, Neb., will be held April 12-14.
The community-wide celebration includes both free and pay events. Look for more information at www.brownville-ne.com/main.taf?p=1,3 or call 402-825-4211, 402-825-3992.
Potomac Books joins N.U. stable
The University of Nebraska Press has acquired Potomac Books, a producer of fine books in Virginia. The small press was founded in 1983 as part of Brassey's Inc., a British publishing house. Books International purchased it in 1999 and Brassey's U.S. became Potomac Books.
Its books mostly fall into the fields of military, sports and general history, world and national affairs, foreign policy, defense and national security, terrorism, intelligence, memoir and biography.
Rowell book climbs on Times list
Omaha writer Rainbow Rowell can officially call herself a New York Times best-selling author. Her “Eleanor & Park” climbed to No. 6 on the Times' Young Adult list last week.
ON THE CALENDAR
Book discussion: I Should Have Read That in School Classics Group, “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo, 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Bookworm, 87th and Pacific Streets.
Workshop: Creators Workshop for artists and writers, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Legend Comics and Coffee, 5207 Leavenworth St.
Lunch at the Library: Poet Marjorie Saise, 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th and N Streets, Lincoln.
Book sales: Friends of the Omaha Public Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road.
Author presentation: Marianne Malone, author of “The Sixty-Eight Rooms” and “Stealing Magic,” 4 p.m. Thursday, the Bookworm.
Workshop: The Christian Writers Group, “Publishing 101” with author-editor Lee Warren, 7 p.m. Thursday, Rockbrook Garden Cafe, 108th and West Center Road.
Book signing: John Heisman, author of “Heisman: The Man Behind the Trophy,” 6 p.m. Friday, the Bookworm.
Workshop: Nebraska Novelists critique group, 7 p.m. Friday, Crossroads Barnes & Noble, 72nd and Dodge Streets.
Nebraska Book Festival: 7 p.m. Friday, all day Saturday, Thompson Alumni Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Book discussion: U.S. Presidents Group, “Andrew Johnson” by Annette Gordon-Reed, 10 a.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.
— Events are open to the public and free.
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