Wednesday Words Reading Series

Wednesday Words is held at KANEKO's KANEKO-UNO Library, located at 1111 Jones Street in Omaha's Old Market District.

Wednesday Words: The Braided River Series Featuring Leo Adam Biga
December 11, 2013, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
At KANEKO in the KANEKO-UNO Library
1111 Jones Street
Omaha, NE

Our Featured Writer: Leo Adam Biga

Award-winning Omaha journalist Leo Adam Biga has adapted his extensive body of work about acclaimed filmmaker Alexander Payne into a new book. "Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film" is a compilation of Biga's many articles about the writer-director over a 16-year period. The book places readers deep inside Payne's creative process and follows the progress of the cinema artist's Oscar-winning career. Biga will share insights gleaned from visits to Payne's sets and from a recent glimpse at the final edit-mix process on the filmmaker's new feature, "Nebraska." Biga's one of the few outside the filmmaker's inner circle and select festival audiences to have seen the film in its entirety before the Nov. 15 national release. The book is a must read for Payne fans and film buffs. Book signing to follow presentation. Sample the author's work at


About Wednesday Words

Wednesday Words originated in the fall of 2009 as a special reading series featuring award-winning writers from the Nebraska Arts Council's Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature program, sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska independent publisher, The Backwaters Press.

In 2013, Wednesday Words explored the many voices of contemporary Nebraska writers in the Braided River Series, a special schedule of readings from award-winning Nebraska writers.

Spend your lunch hour at our final reading of 2013 with Leo Adam Biga. Treat yourself to a feast for your ears as you listen to some of the finest in Nebraska writing.

Our event is FREE and open to the public.


KANEKO is a new kind of organization—not a museum—not a gallery—not a library nor a research center—but an open space for open minds that nurtures and promotes creativity in the arts, sciences, and philosophy. Through progressive exhibitions, performances, lectures, symposia, and innovative programming we encourage people to explore and experience the creative process that is essential to all human activity. Learn more at this link about the KANEKO - UNO Library.

Come for our readings and stick around for the great books - and coffee.

KANEKO-UNO Library entrance is located at 1111 Jones St., in Omaha's Old Market neighborhood. Look for the blue awning on the west side of the KANEKO building. There's plenty of metered parking—bring quarters.

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