The Nebraska Writers Collective

Founded in 2008, we are an Omaha-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that unleashes the power of writing at schools, businesses, detention facilities and other organizations throughout the Midwest, supporting writers at all stages of their journey.

Your story is worth hearing. We can give you the skills and confidence to write your story, along with opportunities to share them with the world.

Not Confident About Writing?

We provide the mentoring you need to find your voice, and inclusive spaces where you can share your stories.

Already Enjoy Writing?

Our programming can help you hone your work, with free development training to help you master the business of writing.

Established writer?

We can help you publish and promote your work. We also provide paying work opportunities for local writers and poets who teach our programs.

The Nebraska Writers Collective exists to support writers by:

Providing paying work to 50+ local writers and poets, helping to sustain and retain them in Nebraska.

Sending poets to 45+ high schools for 8 months, mentoring 700+ students in the art of performance poetry.

Providing free writing workshops to 300+ prisoners through our Writers' Block program.

Bringing 8+ national touring poets to Nebraska for free workshops and readings.

Offering 40+ free workshops and other programs in accessible locations throughout Nebraska.

Mission Statement

Using Creative Writing and Performance Poetry to Foster Personal Empowerment and Community-Building Throughout the Midwest.