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Nebraska Warrior Writers

In partnership with the Nebraska Writing Project and the Veterans Administration, Humanities Nebraska launched a new writing program aimed at veterans and active duty military personnel  in the autumn of 2014. 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 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 meet in Lincoln and Omaha during the Spring 2020 semester.

Lincoln VA Pioneer Room • Saturdays 9 - 11 a.m. • February 8, February 22, March 14, March 21, April 4, April 18, May 2        
              Facilitators: Tom Seib, email or 402-440-9296 or Sara Hollcroft, email

Willa Cather Branch Library • Saturdays 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • Dates February 15, February 29, March 14, March 28, April 18, May 2, May 16.       
              Facilitators: Jen Stastny, email or 402-960-3955 or Cindy Cronn, email or 402-319-3195


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:


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

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.