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.

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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
• Revising
• Editing
• Seeking a publisher

Nebraska Warrior Writers will be meeting online via Zoom until further notice.

Here is the schedule:

Participants, facilitators, and guest presenters meet on Saturday mornings at 9 – 11 a.m. via Zoom. 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. 

February 13: Workshop overview

February 27: Writing workshop & guest presenter Seema Reza from Washington, DC

March 13: Writing workshop & guest presenters from the Great Plains Theater Conference

March 27: Writing workshop & guest presenter Menice Blackman, Omaha author

April 10: Writing workshop & guest presenter Dan Balske, a Ralston educator/writer

April 24: Writing workshop & guest presenter Maggie Christensen

May 8: Season celebration & guest presenter Sarah McKinstry-Brown – UNO Professor, author and poet

If you are interested in joining Nebraska Warrior Writers, please send contact Tom Seib (402-440-9296) or Jen Stastny (402-960-3955).

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

Nebraska Warrior Writers is made possible with the help of these generous sponsors:


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HN thanks Nebraska Center for the Book for recognizing Nebraska Warrior Writers with the 2019 Jane Geske Award.

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