Skip to main content

Speakers Bureau Catalog

Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Nebraskans who Made a Difference

Speaker: Nancy B. Johnson

Wright Morris: Small-Town Life through the Eyes of a Nebraska Writer

Wright Morris often questioned if the images of his boyhood as they appear in his works were real or imaginary. Many of the real images he wrote about can be seen in early 20th century photographs of Central City, Nebraska. Johnson pairs these photos and more recent photos of artifacts with narrative passages from his works. Johnson uses images and words to create a picture of small-town Nebraska life as experienced by the writer.

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.