Nebraska Warrior Writers

In partnership with the Nebraska Writing Project and the Veterans Administration, Humanities Nebraska launched a new writing program aimed at veterans and active duty military personnel  in the autumn of 2014. Participants need only be interested in writing in any form – they do not need to have any previous writing experience to benefit from the workshops.

Facilitated by professional writing instructors, the workshops consist of six biweekly sessions focused on developing strategies and skills. Model texts are read and discussed by the group to help participants identify how good writing is built and to allow writing practice with immediate feedback. The range of works include fiction, poetry, and memoir. Writers develop a strong bond as they encourage each other. The workshop culminates in a voluntary public reading.

Participants develop skills that include:

• Generating ideas
• Revising
• Editing
• Seeking a publisher

Nebraska Warrior Writers will meet in Grand Island, Omaha and Lincoln during the Spring 2017 semester.


9  a.m. – 11 a.m.  • Saturdays

Grand Island Public Library • 211 N Washington Street

Dates: January 7 & 21, February 4 & 18, March 18 & 25

For more information, please contact Erin DeHart at or (402) 366-7182.


10:15 – 12:15 p.m. • Saturdays
Willa Cather Library • 1905 S. 44th Street

Dates: February 25, March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, May 6

For more information, please contact Jen Stastney at or (402) 960-3955.



9 a.m – Noon • Saturdays

Dates: March 4 &  18,  April 1 & 22, May 6 &  13

Contact Tom Seib at or (402) 440-9296 to sign up.


Nebraska Warrior Writers is made possible in Grand Island with the help of the Fred and Amanda Glade Foundation, Grand Island Community Foundation Kirk Family Fund, S. Bud & Gloria Wolbach Charitable Fund the Grand Island Public Library, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. We thank these generous sponsors for supporting this important program!



See the program in action on a special segment of “Nebraska Stories” on NET called “The Warrior’s Pen.”

Nebraska Warrior Writers Events



Omaha Nebraska Warrior Writers workshops start February 25

Veterans and active duty military personnel in the greater Omaha area are invited