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Nebraska Book Festival —Writers’ Workshop: Geographies of Fiction, with Timothy Schaffert - Lincoln 

Nebraska Book Festival Workshops bring together aspiring writers to learn how to craft their work from an established professional.  

Workshop facilitator Timothy Schaffert is a fourth-generation Nebraskan whose central Nebraska farm has been in his family for seventy years. Three of his four novels have been set in that landscape, and a sense of place, and of the relationships that inform rural communities, have been integral to the development of his fiction. In this fiction-writing workshop, Timothy will offer writing exercises and lead a discussion on how writers use place to portray character, to further the plot, and enhance story and theme.

Timothy Schaffert is the author of four novels, most recently The Coffins of Little Hope (Unbridled Books, 2011). His work has been a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and an Indie Next pick from the American Booksellers Association. He teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, directs the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference and the (downtown) omaha lit fest, and serves as digital development editor for Prairie Schooner  

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Please note: Be sure to sign up for waiting list if all slots are full. Participants may cancel their registration prior to the workshop.  

Date Time
5/21/2011 10:15am - 12:15pm  (Central Time)
nuVibe Juice and Java
126 N 14th St
No Charge
Timothy Schaffert
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
20 0   ( 18 on waiting list )
Registration Starts Registration Ends
4/1/2011 5/21/2011
For Further Information Sponsors
Mary Jo Ryan
Nebraska Center for the Book; Nebraska Library Commission
Registration Closed