Literary Boroughs: Omaha

Over at the usually-excellent Plougshares, the series Literary Boroughs makes a stop in Omaha:

It’s a terrific habitat for someone with a writerly sensibility, particularly in a recession: affordable housing, some quiet time, a culturally satisfying lifestyle, and a compassionate community willing to help you see your harebrained idea through to its fruition.

Including Jackson Street Booksellers (a must stop for me whenever I’m in town) was an obvious pick, as was the mention of one of Omaha’s best resident writers, Richard Dooling. Full disclosure: I know Rick and was a student of his during law school. White Man’s Grave is an superb novel, and if you have a Kindle/iPad, you should drop 99 cents and buy his short story “Bush Pigs.”