Have you ever wanted to read your work before an audience? UNO’s Writer’s Workshop and English Department will be holding a prose slam at Apollon Art Space on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Come out at 7:00 to read your work. Or, if you don’t have anything to read, stop by and support the readers for free!
Quirky, thoughtful, and always reminding Omaha to stay “good-weird”, Pennsylvanian transplant, Christopher Couse is always on the artistic move.
You can find some of his current work at the Bemis Benefit Art Auction, but he’s also been a part of the Tiny Mural Project, and just finished up an exhibition at Petshop gallery featuring iconic chairs in the pop culture realm.
Much of Couse’s work acts as commentary, often playing off advertisements and weaving together elements of collage, illustration, and photography along with comedic angst to tell a narrative.
“A lot of my style comes from drawing inspiration from collagists, early pop-art works, street art, and growing up with a lot of great cartoons in the 90’s. But I also get really energized and inspired by looking at lot of contemporary peers, local and international.”
To see some of 13th Floor’s favorite Couse works, see here!
Gifted with talent in both pen and pun, Pille is making a way for herself in the Omaha design field. Born and raised in Nebraska, she began playing around in the lettering field during her time at Metro Community College and says she “really found her niche”.
Since graduating she has worked a “spattering of jobs” but currently resides at Fruitful Design in the Benson area.
“My job is hand lettering, which just involves creating new and interesting ways of arranging letters to communicate in a beautiful and (hopefully) effective way. Sometimes the end result is a logo, other times it’s just a stand alone piece. As for mediums, the possibilities are really endless, but I most often use a paper and pen and then take it into the computer to finish and tweak.”
What started out as a side project turned into something much larger as Pille created a punny spud by the name of Potato Sadly in the spring of 2015. Since then, the little guy has made his way around town in both galleries and coffee shops, as well as his very own instagram!
That’s right, the deadline for the Spring edition is right around the corner!
Submitting things can be scary, whether it’s the first or four hundredth time you do it. The staff of 13th Floor would like to remind everyone that whether or not your works ends up in the edition, you will hear from us. We won’t leave you alone in the dark for all the spooks and negative thoughts to get’cha, promise.
Send your treats to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31st!
Whether it be photography, art, poetry, non-fiction, fiction, scripts, or ravings of a madman, we’ll gobble them all!
Don’t fear the deadline, writers!
Tuesday, September 20th, join us in the elegant Weber Fine Arts Gallery to celebrate our newest edition.
We really put a lot into this one and hope that it’s just the beginning to a beautiful new year of editions to come from our team. We want to celebrate the effort, not just ours, but of the people who were included, and of those who helped in the production (as well as our wonderful readers, of course).
The event will begin at 4 PM and last until 5. There will be short readings from some of the included authors and light refreshments will be served.
The party is free to enjoy but for those interested in snagging a lovely little copy of the Fall issue, they will be for sale for $15. Cash and credit are welcome. As always, all profits go to furthering production for future issues and we appreciate any contributions.
For any questions or further details on the event please visit our Facebook event page.
Hello, 13th Floor here and we’ve got a deal for you!
Our new edition is finally ready and we’ve got not just one cover but TWO!
That’s right, folks, we loved the art that was submitted so much that we just couldn’t decide!
We’ve got the Nerd cover by Courtney Kenny Porto and Foresight by Cangshu Gran.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE
If eBooks are more your style, then you’re in luck! This edition and all back ordered editions are FREE to download the week of August 22-26th.
Both versions, along with all eBooks will be available starting today at our shop. All purchases go to furthering publication, so as always we want to thank you for your continued support.
We will also have a special surprise coming up concerning this issue, so keep your eyes peeled for details on that coming soon!
We are very excited to announce a new project from fellow editor and creative mind, Phil Brown!
Bubblegum Cyber Punk is a one-shot publication exploring consumer culture in technology and what fuels it. Phil and his team will be accepting original works of short fiction, non-fiction, and poetry involving the theme.
Submissions should be sent to Phil directly at email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is September 30th.
For any further information or questions see here.