For the Love of Words: Poetry, Prose and the Creative Writing Process

March 29, 2016

Creative writing is a process that thrives on practice. This writing workshop focuses on the creative process for both poetry and short prose. Twyla Hanse, Nebraska's State Poet, 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. For beginning and seasoned writers, middle school through adult.

For beginning and seasoned writers, middle school through adult.

Twyla M. Hansen is Nebraska’s State Poet. Her newest book, DIRT SONGS: A PLAINS DUET (with Linda M. Hasselstrom), won the 2012 Nebraska Book Award and was Finalist for both the 2012 High Plains Book Award and WILLA Literary Award. She has five previous books of poetry, including POTATO SOUP, winner of the 2004 Nebraska Book Award. Her writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Prairie Schooner, Midwest Quarterly, South Dakota Review, Platte Valley Review, Organization & Environment, Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West, and A Contemporary Reader for Creative Writing, among many others. Her B.S. (Horticulture) and M.Ag. (Agroecology) are from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was raised in northeast Nebraska on land her grandparents farmed in the late 1800s as immigrants from Denmark. She lives and works in Lincoln, where her wooded acre is maintained as an urban wildlife habitat and was recognized in 1994 by the Mayor’s Landscape Conservation Award.. Her newest book, DIRT SONGS: A PLAINS DUET (with Linda M. Hasselstrom), won the 2012 Nebraska Book Award and was Finalist for both the 2012 High Plains Book Award and WILLA Literary Award. She has five previous books of poetry, including POTATO SOUP, winner of the 2004 Nebraska Book Award. Her writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Prairie Schooner, Midwest Quarterly, South Dakota Review, Platte Valley Review, Organization & Environment, Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West, and A Contemporary Reader for Creative Writing, among many others. Her B.S. (Horticulture) and M.Ag. (Agroecology) are from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was raised in northeast Nebraska on land her grandparents farmed in the late 1800s as immigrants from Denmark. She lives and works in Lincoln, where her wooded acre is maintained as an urban wildlife habitat and was recognized in 1994 by the Mayor’s Landscape Conservation Award.

Funded project of Humanities Nebraska.  Humanities Nebraska is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 7:00 am

Contact: Pat Underwood Phone: (308) 928-8992
Alma Johnson Center
509 Main Street
Alma, NE 68920
United States
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