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Main Topic: Storytelling
Topic: Creative Writing

Speaker: Twyla M. Hansen

The Many Ways of Water: Poems and Stories

Former Nebraska State Poet (2013-2018) Twyla M. Hansen will read selections from her poetry and stories, and discuss how Nebraska’s water—its rivers, streams, and aquifer, as well as its landscape—has inspired, influenced and shaped her writing. Her writing uses a deep sense of place to make connections between the natural and human worlds, the water and the land and all inhabitants in poems and stories—from historic, economical, and environmental perspectives—about the human experience on the Plains. This presentation encourages audience comments/questions about their own water experiences, as well as on creative writing for their own stories.

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