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Speakers Bureau Catalog

Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Nebraska Literary Giants
Topic: John G. Neihardt

Speaker: Timothy G. Anderson


Lonesome Dreamer: The Life of John G. Neihardt

This program, which draws on Anderson’s 2016 biography of John G. Neihardt, examines the life of Nebraska’s poet laureate. Beginning with his birth in 1881 and highlighting the 30 years he lived in Nebraska, Neihardt’s life story covers the triumphs and disappointments he experienced in a publishing career of more than 70 years and the personal life that he enjoyed with his wife and four children.


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