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Upcoming Appearances


July 5, 2019, 8pm
Matt reads in Davis, California at the John Natsoulas Gallery (521 1st St).


July 25, 2019, TBA
Matt presents at a Nebraska Arts Council Conference in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. More info is coming at


July 26, 2019, 6:30pm
Matt reads at Laura Lee’s Double L Country Store and Cafe in Harrisburg, Nebraska.


July 27, 2019, 7pm
Matt reads at Tim and Deb Nolting’s, the corner of Maple and D in Bushnell, Nebraska.


July 28, 2019, 2pm
Matt reads at the Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Humboldt, Nebraska as part of their 50 Year commemorative event.


August 8, 2019, 7pm
It’s 2 State Poets for the price of one at Postscript (1434 Silver St, Ashland) where Matt reads with our previous Nebraska State Poet, Twyla Hansen.


August 15, 2019, 6:30pm
Matt reads along with Clif Mason and Fernando Montejano as part of Bellevue’s Arrows to Aerospace at the Bellevue Library (1003 Lincoln Rd, Bellevue). See more at the Facebook Event Page.


August 22, 2019, 7:30pm
Matt reads along with Traci Schacht, Paula Bell and Zedeka Poindexter along with guitar phenom Hector Anchondo at the B Side of Benson (6058 Maple St, Omaha).


September 6, 2019, TBA
Matt reads at the San José Poetry Festival in San José, California. More info is coming, see for information on the festival.


September 22, 2019, 2pm
The Ames Reading in the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, Bennett Martin Public Library (136 S. 14th St, Lincoln). Matt reads with the wonderful Stacey Waite.


October 25, 2019, TBA
Matt gives the keynote address for a National Novel Writing Month Kickoff Event in Omaha. More info is coming.


October 30, 2019, 4pm
Matt reads as part of the Northeast Community College’s Visiting Writers Series (Norfolk, NE)


November 10, 2019, TBA
Matt reads as part of the Neihardt Foundation Laureate’s Feast at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus. More information is coming, see for general info.


November 14, 2019, 7pm
Matt reads at The Tassel Performing Arts Center in Holdrege, Nebraska. Find more information at


November 17, 2019, TBA
Matt reads as part of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) & Aerospace Museum (28210 West Park Highway, Ashland) Author Expo. More information coming soon.


February 21, 2020, TBA
Matt reads as part of the 2020 Nebraska State Literacy Association annual conference at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney. See more at




Recent Appearances


May 11th, 2019, 1pm and 3:30pm
1pm-Matt is Grand Marshal of the Florence Days Parade:

3:30pm-Donuts and Poetry at the Florence Mill (9102 N 30th St, Omaha). Matt will read, donuts will be served! See more on the reading at the Facebook Event Page:


May 18th, 2019, 1pm
A reading on Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection at Indigo Bridge Books (701 P St #102, Lincoln). A celebration of James Crews’ anthology of the same name, Matt reads with Crews as well as Marjorie Saiser and Pat Emile.


May 23rd, 2019, 7pm
Matt emcees the Omaha Public Library Show & Tell StorySlam at The Sydney (5918 Maple St, Omaha). See more details at:


June 1st, 2019, 11am workshop, 12:45 reading
As part of the May 31-June 1 Nebraska Arts Council Statewide Arts Conference, Matt will lead a writing workshop at 11am and do a short reading at 12:45pm. For information on registering for the conference and other details, see:


June 11, 2019, 7pm
Matt reads with Sarah McKinstry-Brown as part of the Imaginary Gardens Reading Series at Mr. Toad (1002 Howard St, Omaha). See more about the event at: