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
• Seeking a publisher
Nebraska Warrior Writers will meet in Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha during the Spring 2018 semester.
Omaha: February 10, February 24, March 10, March 24, April 14, April 11
Saturdays • 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • Willa Cather Branch Library
Facilitators: Jen Stastny,email or 402-960-3955
Cindy Cronn, email or 402-319-3195
Grand Island: March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, April 7, April 14
Saturdays • 9 - 11 a.m. • Grand Island Senior High School
Facilitators: Daneille Helzer, email or 402-616-4304
Judy Lorenzen, email
Fiction - Non-Fiction - Poetry - Prose - Song
written by workshop leaders
See the program in action on a special segment of “Nebraska Stories” on NET called “The Warrior’s Pen.”