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.


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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 in person in Lincoln and Omaha during Spring 2023, 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) except for March 25

Facilitators: Tom Seib and Sara Hollcroft

February 4 with guest speaker J.R. Dawson
February 18 with guest speaker Joy Castro
March 4 with guest speaker Maggie Christensen
March 25 at Larksong with guest speaker Matt Mason
April 1 with guest speaker Kelly Madigan
April 15 with guest speaker Todd Robinson
May 6 with guest speaker Kevin Clouther
May 13 with guest speaker Tom Phillips

OMAHA – Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 Noon at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab’s Baldwin Center conference room, 9777 M Street

Facilitators:  Jen Stastny and Cindy Cronn

February 11 with guest speaker Charlie Youngblood
February 25 with guest speaker Helen Fountain
March 11 with Maggie Christensen
March 25 with guest speaker Gina Tranisi
April 8 with guest speaker Jody Keisner
April 22 with guest speaker Kay Siebler
May 6 with guest speaker Zedeka Poindexter
May 20 with guest speaker Dan Boster

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.

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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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