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Six Corners of Nebraska – Big Springs Corner

July 2, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

12:30 pm       Readings by Nebraska Authors

1:30 pm         Poetry of Women on the Land by Lucy Adkins

2:30 pm         Readings by Nebraska Authors

3:30 pm         Meet Buffalo Bill by Terry Lane

4:30 pm       “Future Great Writers of Nebraska

                        Awards and Reading (contest for ages 13-25)

Other Opportunities:

12:00 – 5:00 Nebraska authors will be available at tables to personally visit with the public

1:00 – 5:00 Twyla M. Hansen, Nebraska’s State Poet will facilitate:

“Playing Around with Words: Poems, Stories, and the Creative Process”

at the North Platte Public Library

120 W 4th St, North Platte, NE

Pre-registration encouraged/12 participant maximum

(this is the only part of Six Corners of Nebraska – Northeast that is not free)

(the cost is $50.00)

Poetry of Women on the Land

Women pioneers and homesteaders played an important part in the development and heritage of Nebraska. In this program, Lucy Adkins will honor them, sharing poetry they have written from the point of view of Nebraska women living from the 1890’s to the present. In addition, to provide a flavor of daily living in early Nebraska, she will feature excerpts from diaries and letters of plains women from the past.

Lucy Adkins grew up in rural Nebraska, attended country schools, and received her degree from Auburn University. Currently she is working towards her MFA in writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her poetry has been published in journals which include Rhino, Northeast, South Dakota Review, Concho River Review, and several anthologies. Her chapbook, One Life Shining: Addie Finch, Farmwife was published in 2007 by Pudding House Press. In addition, she co-authored Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer’s Block and Transform Your Life which won a Silver “Ippy” in the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Lucy was awarded her Masters of Fine Arts in January 2017.

Meet Buffalo Bill

William F. Cody reflects on his life as express messenger, teamster, buffalo hunter, scout, actor, showman and builder of the West through a series of true-life adventures–from Bill’s perspective, of course.

Terry Lane has portrayed Buffalo Bill Cody since 1998 and has been the official Nebraska State Buffalo Bill and the Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism “Nebraska Bill” since 2001. Lane’s education is in U.S. history. Lane appears nationwide with his 1st person stage play “Meet Buffalo Bill”.

“Playing Around with Words: Poems, Stories, and the Creative Process”

This writing workshop focuses on the creative process for both poetry and short prose. Twyla will use readings of her own and others’ writing, along with guided writing exercises, to create an interactive and supportive workshop. Through these exercises, participants will retrieve their own and others’ experiences to generate new possibilities for unique stories that might also be shaped into a poem or essay.

Twyla M. Hansen is Nebraska’s State Poet. Her latest book of poetry is ROCK • TREE • BIRD (2017 The Backwaters Press).

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Call or email: Wayne Anson, (308) 227-3221, wayne.anson@gmail.com

To register for the Writers Workshop or explore details:  nebraskawriters.org

Details

Date:
July 2, 2017
Time:
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Nebraska Writers Guild
Phone:
(308) 227-3221
Email:
wayne.anson@gmail.com

Venue

Lincoln County Historical Museum
2403 N Buffalo Bill Ave
North Platte, NE 69101 United States
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