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Nebraska Book Festival — Writers’ Workshop — Get Published Now, with Jim Reese - Lincoln 

Nebraska Book Festival Workshops bring together aspiring writers to learn how to craft their work from an established professional. "Get Published Now" is a hybrid writing workshop where participants spend time generating ideas mixed with real world methods on how to get published in today’s market.  

Jim Reese’s Pulitzer Prize nominated poetry collection, ghost on 3rd, is riddled with love, latent violence, humor, and prison life. "We call it the heartland but we seldom drop by for a visit. Jim Reese catches the dying fire of the small town wasteland that staggers on with meth, desire, and neglect. These loving poems open the door to the real little house on the prairie. Time to step inside and finally have one honest moment with the forgotten center of our people," said Charles Bowden.  

Jim Reese is an Associate Professor of English; Director of the Great Plains Writers' Tour at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota; and Editor-in-Chief of PADDLEFISH. Reese's poetry and prose have been widely published, most recently in New York Quarterly, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, Paterson Literary Review, Louisiana Literature Review, Connecticut Review, and elsewhere. His new book ghost on 3rd (New York Quarterly Books 2010) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Reese has been the National Endowment for the Art’s Writer-in-Residence at the Yankton Federal Prison Camp since 2008.  

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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 1:30pm - 3:30pm  (Central Time)
Nebraska History Museum
131 Centennial Mall North
15th & P Streets
No Charge
Jim Reese
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
35 10
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