University Press Week Panel: Jody Keisner at The Raven

In honor of University Press Week, the Raven welcomes a panelist of three authors from the University of Nebraska Press, University Press of Kansas, and West Virginia University Press to discuss their books, publishing journeys, and more! Join Jody Keisner, Nicole Perry, and Kristine Langley Mahler on November 16th at 7:00 p.m. for this conversation followed by an audience Q&A.

Learn more about the event here!

Jody Keisner is the author of Under My Bed and Other Essays (Nebraska, 2022). Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Los Angeles Review of BooksFourth GenreThe Normal SchoolBrevityWomen’s StudiesPost RoadThreepenny ReviewLiterary MamaThe Rumpus, and many other literary journals and magazines. She writes for AARP’s The Girlfriend, and is the editor of The Linden Review, a journal of creative nonfiction focused on health. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Learn more at

Nicole Perry is the author of Policing Sex in the Sunflower State: The Story of the Kansas State Industrial Farm for Women, published by the University Press of Kansas in 2021. It has been named a 2022 Kansas Notable Book through the Kansas State Library and awarded the Armitage-Jameson Book Prize through the Coalition for Western Women’s History. Nicole holds undergraduate degrees in English and Humanities and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Kansas (KU).  She currently works as a communications manager with KU’s SWIFT Education Center.

Kristine Langley Mahler is a memoirist experimenting with the truth on the suburban prairie outside Omaha, Nebraska. Author of Curing Season: Artifacts, (WVU Press, 2022) and A Calendar is a Snakeskin (Autofocus, 2023), Kristine is the recipient of a 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council and her work has been named Notable in Best American Essays (2019 and 2021), received the Rafael Torch Award from Crab Orchard Review, won the Sundog Lit Collaboration Contest, and is published in DIAGRAMNinth LetterBrevity, and Speculative Nonfiction. She is the director of Split/Lip Press. Find more about her projects at or @suburbanprairie.

About University Press Week

University Press Week, hosted by the Association of University Presses, began in 2012 to celebrate and recognize the impact that a global community of university presses has on every one of us.

Next UP has been chosen as the theme for this year’s 11th annual University Press Week. The theme is meant to express the tireless work performed by those in the university press community to keep their books, authors, and publishing houses up to date in terms of the latest scholarship, ideas, best practices, and technology. UPs are incredibly creative at finding ways to make innovations in publishing work for them, their readers, and their authors. Next Up reflects that spirit of constant learning, adaptation, and evolution.

Learn more about UP Week here.

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