The Nebraska Writers Collective

Founded in 2008, we are an Omaha-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that believes in the power of writing. At the NWC, words are much more than marks on paper—they are powerful tools for communication, connection, personal transformation, and community action. 

We provide mentorship for writers at all stages of their journey in Midwest schools, businesses, community organizations, and correctional facilities.

Your story is worth hearing. We give you the skills to write it, and the space to share it with the world.

Not Confident About Writing?

Your voice already has power. We provide the mentoring and microphones to amplify its sound.

Already Enjoy Writing?

Our programming can sharpen your writing skills, with free development training to increase the impact and reach of your words. 

Established writer?

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

The Nebraska Writers Collective supports writers by:

Providing paying work to local writers and poets. Our financial support helps keep their talents in Nebraska.

Sending Teaching Artists to schools across Nebraska and Iowa. There, we mentor students in performance poetry.

Providing free writing workshops, facilitated by a diverse team of writers, to incarcerated people through Writers' Block. 

Bringing nationally renowned poets to Nebraska for free writing workshops and readings—all are open to the public.

Offering free workshops and other writing programs in accessible locations across Nebraska and Iowa.

Mission Statement

The Nebraska Writers Collective uses creative writing and performance poetry to amplify diverse stories and build community across the Midwest.