In partnership with the Nebraska Writing Project and the Veterans Administration, Humanities Nebraska launched a new writing program in 2014 designed to help veterans and active duty military personnel express their thoughts and feelings in words. 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.
NEW! From Warriors to Warrior Writers: Journeys to Healing
The first anthology of works written by Nebraska Warrior Writers
Makes the perfect gift! All proceeds will be used to support Nebraska Warrior Writers.
Facilitated by professional writing instructors, the workshops consist of six to eight 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 be meeting in person in Lincoln and Omaha during Spring 2022, with an option to attend online via Zoom. For a Zoom link, please email Jen Stastny.
LINCOLN – Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. at Pius X High School
March 5 – Speaker: Timothy Schaffert
March 12 – Speaker: Damion Meyer
April 2 – Speaker: Kay Siebler
April 16 – Speaker: Kevin Clouther
April 30 – Speaker: Sarah McKinstry-Brown
May 7 – Speaker: Rex Walton
Omaha – Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab’s Baldwin Center conference room, 9777 M Street
February 26 – Speaker: Kay Siebler
March 26 – Speaker: Maggie Christensen
April 9 – Speaker: Kevin Clouther
April 23 – Speaker: Sarah McKinstry-Brown
May 7 – Speaker: Liz Kay
May 21 – Speaker: Katie Hupp
All Nebraska Warrior Writers, past and present, from Lincoln, Omaha, Grand Island, and Greater Nebraska are welcome to attend, Each week alternates a guest presenter with sharing sessions so writers can read their works in progress and get feedback from the group.
Nebraska Warrior Writers is made possible with the help of these generous sponsors: