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Writers workshop planned prior to statewide poetry contest

 


Future writers of Nebraska between the ages of 13 to 25 are eligible to win up to $350 by entering their own writing.

The Writer’s Workshop will offer help with peer review, working with the writer on their individual work, each writer will be given a “tool box” that will contain tools for editing, grammar and much more, snacks will also be provided.

Writers will have the privilege of working with published author Carma Weisbrook, and one of the Library’s finest, Becky Lowery. Writers will use oral brainstorming to decide if topics should be continued. Carma and Becky will also be there to help with word choice, edit, repair it, and thinking aloud, writing activities and prompts. Writers will also use a “blue print tool”, this idea helps to organize thoughts.

The Writer’s Workshop wants to create a environment that inspires, the written work can be anything the writer would like to bring, new or old pieces will be used, it is totally up to the writer.

The Nebraska Writers Guild is sponsoring this Six Corners of Nebraska Contest, in honor or Nebraska 150th. Due to this contest, the library wants to encourage all writers to participate and will be hosting this Writer’s Workshop on Tuesday May 30, 2017. Stop by the library to sign up and receive more information at 208 S. Walnut St. (308)235-4523.

Another writing contest beginning to start soon is, Fur Trade Days Poetry Contest and open readings. “The Life of a Fur Trader”

Poems can address any aspect of “The Life of a Fur Trader” theme which can include, culture/society, their families, personal, professional, modern or historic.

Prizes include first place $150, second place $75, third $25. These awards plus several Honorable Mentions will be announced at the Chadron Fur Trade Days. Following will be an open mic poetry reading.

Submission deadline is June, 8, 2017, up to three poems may be entered per poet. Maximum length is three pages per poem, there is also a $5 entry fee for each poem. Please send entries in PDF format. Winners must be present for awards, or will forfeit the cash prize. Further questions please contact [email protected]

For credit cards or Pay Pal use nebraskawriters.org or mail entry fees to:

Nebraska Writers Guild

642 North Broadwell Ave.

Grand Island, NE, 68803

 

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