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Nebraska Book Festival —Writers’ Workshop—Lightning Writing Prompts, with Matt Mason, Jeff Lacey, and Dwaine Speiker - Lincoln 

Nebraska Book Festival Workshops bring together aspiring writers to learn how to craft their work from an established professional. In Lightning Writing Prompts, with Matt Mason, Dwaine Spieker, and Jeff Lacey, each of these three poets will lead short workshops, each building on the last to craft poems of heft, poems you could hang a hat on, perhaps poems which won't let the cold wind in. Mason won the 2007 Nebraska Book Award for Poetry, is executive director of the Nebraska Writers Collective, and has led workshops for the U.S. State Department in Nepal and Belarus. Spieker won the 2010 Nebraska Book Award for Poetry and has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities grants in the NEH's Summer Seminars for Schoolteachers program (2002 and 2007). Lacey has won the Oscar C. Macellaio Poetry Prize, recognized by the American Academy of Poets and recently edited The Eiseley Reader Teacher's Guide for the Loren Eiseley Society. Between them, they have 8 children and a ridiculous amount of English degrees.  

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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
Matt Mason; Jeff Lacey; Dwaine Speiker
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
30 8
Registration Starts Registration Ends
4/1/2011 5/21/2011
For Further Information Sponsors
Mary Jo Ryan
Nebraska Library Commission; Nebraska Center for the Book
Registration Closed