Veterans and active duty military personnel in the state are invited to attend Nebraska Warrior Writers. This free writing workshop runs every fall and spring semester. It is presented by Humanities Nebraska (humanitiesnebraska.org), the Nebraska Writing Project and the Veterans Administration.
The group meets Saturday mornings for two hour sessions to write, share and edit works in progress. In Omaha, they meet at Nebraska Wildlife Rescue’s Baldwin Conference Center. Online participation is available via Zoom. There is no obligation and participants can attend as many or as few sessions as they like.
Facilitated by professional writing instructors, Nebraska Warrior Writers helps participants develop the skills and understanding they need to write any genre they like. Participants have produced fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and songs. When surveyed, 100% of participants agreed that the program had improved their writing skills and want to continue with the program.
“The guest presenters are amazing and have provoke a lot of writing and ideas,” one participant said. “The resources made available are helpful and I use them regularly.”
Others have noted that writing has been therapeutic. “Thank you,” one said, “for giving me my life back.”
Humanities Nebraska is a statewide nonprofit that is celebrating 50 years of helping people explore what connects us and makes us human. Visit humanitiesnebraska.org for more information.