Nebraska Warrior Writers

In the autumn of 2014, Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Writing Project and the Veterans Administration partnered together to launched a new writing program aimed at veterans and active duty military personnel. 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.

Fall 2018 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

Grand Island Workshops

Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
August 25, September 8, 15 & 22, October 13 & 27

Grand Island Public Library
211 North Washington Street
Grand Island, NE 68801


Judy Lorenzen
(308) 940-1740

Karrie Wiarda
(402) 631-9377

Grand Island workshop poster (info at left)
Lincoln Workshops poster (info at right)

Lincoln Workshops

Saturdays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
August 25, September 8 & 22, October 6, 13 & 27

Lincoln VA Auditorium
600 South 70th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510


Tom Seib
(402) 440-9296

Sara Hollcroft

Omaha Workshops

Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
September 8 & 22, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17

Willa Cather Branch Library
1905 South 44th Street
Omaha, NE 68105

Download the flyer


Jen Stastny
(402) 960-3955

Cindy Cronn
(402) 319-3195

Omaha Workshop Poster (info at left)