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 2024, 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 conference room, 6000 A Street (west entrance 11)
Facilitators: Tom Seib
February 24 – Guest Speaker: Carolina Hotchandani
March 9 – Guest Speaker: Kim Louise Whiteside
March 23 – Guest Speaker: Karla Hernandez-Torrez
April 6 – Guest Speaker: Steve Langan
April 13 – Guest Speaker: Maggie Christensen
May 4 – Guest Speaker: Ted Wheeler
May 11 (at Larksong) – Guest Speaker: Wendy Weitzel
OMAHA – Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 Noon at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab’s Baldwin Center conference room, 9777 M Street
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.