Author: emoses402

Inspiration

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Many days as a writer, we sit, we wait, we curse ourselves, all while wondering when the next time we will be able to write… anything.

During these troubling times, the times we feel lack significant inspiration, it is important for the troubled to look to their one true love.

That one true love, for me, is the world of sports. Simple to the naked eye, yet complex when studied. When I study athletes and the sports they conquer, I find not only athleticism, but also an abundance of self-belief and ambition. If anyone, and I mean anyone, is looking for inspiration, look to the city of Leicester, England, and their now-wonderful soccer club. With a population of 330,000, the vast majority of their citizens did not believe the Leicester City Foxes, of the Barclays Premier League, would finish in the Top Four of the league, let alone finish as champions.

The odds at the start of the season for the Foxes to win the most prestigious award in soccer, besides the World Cup, was a deflating 5,000/1. That means if you bet a dollar, you would reap in a reward of five thousand dollars. Wow.

After a 38-game regular season, , the Foxes were crowned champions of the Barclays Premier League, and each and every Leicester fan was overcome with jubilation.

And just what did this achievement and time of jubilation and inspiration look like? Below are photographs of the Leicester City trophy lift, and their championship city parade.

 

Find your inspiration. This city, this community, this team did, even when the odds were against them. 5,000/1 odds.

Event: New Voices Poetry and Fiction Reading

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Join us tonight, the 7th of April at 7pm, in the Abbott Lecture Hall at the Joslyn Art Museum for a wonderful series of poetry and fictional readings by local college students. Hosted by UNO and Creighton’s Writer’s Workshop, four students will be reading their own creative works, two authors from each university. Admission is free of charge. The venue is beautiful and very large, so do not be afraid to sit up front to support each reader.

New Voices will showcase some of Omaha’s greatest artistic talents performing for each and everyone of you. Two of the writers performing, Kellie Hayden and Kristin Pothast, currently work for the 13th Floor team. We are very excited to see them perform and hope you can join us!

For more information, contact us via our Facebook page.

Interwoven Reading Series

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On March 9th, 13th Floor Magazine and the UNO Bookstore invite you to join them in the Durham Science Hall’s Mallory Kountze Planetarium for the next installment of the Interwoven Reading Series. Doors open at 3:30PM, and the readings begin at 4:00PM. Our university’s very own published authors D.S. Hudson, Kelsey Bee, and Michelle Lyles will present their selected works. Indulge yourself in local, creative minds as we give these authors a platform to present their works to a public audience.

Mockup_SP2016Inside the Planetarium, the audience will experience some of what the Planetarium has to offer visually, while listening to well-voiced authors. We look forward to filling the room and will have complimentary snacks for all guests! We can’t wait to see you there, and our authors cannot wait to perform their work for you.