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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 Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha during the Spring 2019 semester.

Willa Cather Branch Library • Saturdays • 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • Feb 23, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20, May 4            
              Facilitators: Jen Stastny, email or 402-960-3955 or Cindy Cronn, email or 402-319-3195

Lincoln VA Auditorium • Saturdays 9 - 11 a.m. • March 2, 16 & 30, April 13, May 4 & 11         
              Facilitators: Tom Seib, email or 402-440-9296 or Sara Hollcroft, email

Grand Island:
Grand Island Public Library • Saturdays 9:30 - 11:30  a.m. • April 13, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, June 1
              Facilitators:  Judy Lorenzen, email or 308-940-1740 or Karrie Wiarda, email or 402-631-9377

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:

Grand Island

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.