Sarah Palin will visit Omaha on Nov. 22 to sign copies of her new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.”
The former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate will be at the Costco, 12300 West Dodge Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Young people invited to enter Neihardt poetry contest
The Neihardt State Historical Site in Bancroft, Neb., is accepting submissions for its annual poetry contest for grades 7 to 12.
The contest is open to all students in schools in Nebraska, western Iowa and southern South Dakota, as well as home-schooled students. Entries must be received in the mail or in an email by Jan. 25.
The poems must be original (not published previously) and use themes emphasized by John G. Neihardt, such as cultures and heroes of the West. First-place winners will be invited to read their entries at the Neihardt Spring Conference in April.
For more information and all of the rules, visit www.neihardtcenter.org/Poets%20details.html.
'Chicken Cinderella' author Jan Brett to visit Scottsbluff
If you are in or near Scottsbluff on Wednesday, stop by the Midwest Theater to meet best-selling children's author and illustrator Jan Brett.
She — and her fabulous touring bus — will be at the theater, 1707 Broadway, at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Her visit is sponsored by the Lied Public Library.
Her new book is “Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella,” which was inspired by the flock of 75 fancy chickens the author raises.
ON THE CALENDAR
Book signing: Selby Fleming McPhee, author of “Love Crazy,” 1 p.m. today, the Bookworm, 87th and Pacific Streets.
Reading/signing: Jeff McArthur, author of “The Great Heist,” 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. today, A Novel Idea, 118 N. 14th St., Lincoln.
Wednesday Words: Poet Renee San Souci, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Kaneko, 1111 Jones St.
Workshops: Mentoring for high school writers, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; Nebraska Writers Workshop for poetry, script writing and fiction, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Baright Library in Ralston.
Book signing: Henry Cole, author of “On Meadowview Street,” 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Bookworm.
Book discussion: Wednesday Bookworm, “The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse” by Louise Erdrich, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Bookworm.
Book discussion: Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids, “The Future of Us” by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, 6 p.m. Thursday, the Bookworm.
Publisher book talk: Bridget Piekarz and Jason Goble of Random House, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the Bookworm.
Workshop: Wordsowers Christian Writers Group, 7 p.m. Thursday, Rockbrook Garden Cafe, 108th Street and West Center Road.
Reading/signing: A.L. Phillips, author of “The Quest of the Unaligned,” 7 p.m. Thursday, University Bookstore, Nebraska Union, 14th and R Streets, Lincoln.
Book sale: Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 401 Ave. A, Plattsmouth.
Workshop: Nebraska Novelists critique group, 7 p.m. Friday, Crossroads Barnes & Noble, 72nd and Dodge Streets.
Book discussion: U.S. Presidents Group, “Where Were You? America Remembers the JFK Assassination” by Gus Russo and Harry Moses, 10 a.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.
Book signing: Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, Conversations in Rockbrook Village, 10 a.m. Saturday, 108th Street and West Center Road.
Book signing: Tommy Nocerino, author of “Lamplight,” 1 p.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.
Book signing: Sean Callahan, author of “100 Things Nebraska Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die,” two hours before game start Saturday, UNL University Bookstore.
Book discussion: Jane Austen Tea Society, “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad, 1 p.m. Saturday, Our Specialtea, 1630 Washington St., Blair, Neb.
Readings: Letras y Voces (Letters and Voices), 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St.
Workshop: Poetry workshop led by Patricia Smith, 1 p.m. Saturday, Love's Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St. ($5 suggested donation)
Readings: Poet Patricia Smith and poets from the Louder Than a Bomb youth poetry festival, 7 p.m. Saturday, Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. ($5 suggested donation)
Book signing: Kate Lebo, author of “A Commonplace Book of Pie,” 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17, the Bookworm.
Book discussion; Momaha Book Club, “The Good Daughters” by Joyce Maynard, 1 p.m. Nov. 17, the Bookworm.
Book signing: Carol Bicak and Chris Machian, author and photographer of “The Littlest Lion,” 2 p.m. Nov. 17, the Bookworm.
Reading/signing: Monty McCord, author of “Mundy's Law” and “The 1931 Hastings Bank Job and the Bloody Bandit Trail,” 2 p.m. Nov. 17, Neihardt State Historic Site, 306 W. Elm St., Bancroft, Neb.
— Calendar events are open to the public, and free unless otherwise noted.