Nebraska Warrior Writers Quote

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.

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 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 10
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

Facilitators:  Jen Stastny and Cindy Cronn

February 17 
February 24 
March 16 
April 6 
April 20 
May 4 
May 18
June 1

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.


GET YOUR COPY! 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.

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 this generous sponsor:

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

Jane Geske Award