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                       Wine, Writers & Song

Shake Off The Winter Drabs: Wine, Writers & Song FestivalMain Street in Brownville

Shake off the winter drabs by attending the Wine, Writers and Song Festival this weekend in a delightful country excursion to historic Brownville, Nebraska. Surround yourself in Mother Nature’s springtime magnificence featuring birdsong, morel mushrooms and Missouri River valley splendor, while listening to bards and wordsmiths from across the world, sampling wines produced on native soil and soaking in music that highlights the strength of American diversity.

This seventh annual festival features three days of events with nationally and globally recognized artists including Sean Doolittle, the award-winning author of Dirt, Burn, Rain Dogs, and The Cleanup. Doolittle’s latest book, Safer, has been touted in People Magazine and the New York Times. During the festival’s kick-off on Friday, April 24 from 5-9 pm, world-renowned guest poets from Creighton University’s Asian World Center, Jinmei Yuan, Chinese-language essayist, and Indian writer Mani Rao, author of seven books, will read along with the prizewinning The School House Art GalleryNo Coast National Slam Poetry Team.

Saturday’s events promote a child’s literary and musical perspective starting the day at 10 am with a musical performance by The String Beans, storytelling by Royal Eckert, Children’s Theatre & Literature specialist and reading by James Solheim, author of It's Disgusting & We Ate It.

Take a break during the weekend for a riverboat ride onboard the Spirit of Brownville Friday at 3:30 pm or Saturday at 2 pm.The Spirit of Brownville


Another sparkling example of the festival is the Pairing Food & Wine program on Saturday, April 25 at 4:30 pm. Listen, learn and taste while Vintner Ron Heskett, and Chefs Sean Carmichael, Maggie Pleskac and Barbara Bond prepare and present some of their most unforgettable signature dishes and wines. Sign up for this limited seating program by calling festival Chairperson Nora Tallmon at (402)825-3992 or emailing nora.tallmon@gmail.com.

Authors of both fiction and nonfiction texts will be reading and discussing their work throughout the weekend, with a show-stopping wrap-up—Free Range Readings, hosted by Rex Walton, longtime host of the Crescent Moon Reading Series in Lincoln, NE. For a full slate of the festival events please visit www.Brownville-NE.com or call Tallmon at (402)825-3992.


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