On Writing Presents: Kim Louise

On Writing Presents: Kim Louise

Open to the Public!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Benson Theatre


Running Time: 2 hours

Every Second Tuesday of the Month join us in the lobby, alongside our partner The Book Nook, and participate in an engaging live reading with a local or nationally recognized writer, playwright, or poet. Peruse the curated offerings from the Book Nook, have a drink, and stay for the Q and A.

This month, join us in conversation with local playwright and author, Kim Louise!

Kim’s love of writing started in elementary school and by the time she was in junior high school, the first of her many poems was published as part of a Black History exhibit at the Great Plains Black History Museum. A native Omahan, Kim has penned over eleven novels and five novellas, writing for Kensington Press (BET Books), Genesis Press, and Harlequin Enterprises and earned a spot on Amazon’s bestseller’s list for mass market fiction. Her poetry has been published by the Cathartic Literary Journal and Third World Press. One of her short stories appears in the national anthology Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. Kim is the past president of the New African Writer’s Workshop and has facilitated the North Omaha Summer Arts Women’s Writing Group for the past 10 years. Kim has written 20 plays–one of which received a full production at the Union for Contemporary arts. Her monologue Yoke Bellswas performed as part of the Verbal Ofrendas Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands program, and her play The Bystanders was a toured, staged reading at Metropolitan Community College Campuses. She holds Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. When she’s not writing, Kim enjoys walking, listening to podcasts, reading, cardmaking, and found-object art.

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