The Nebraska Writers Collective

Founded in 2008, we are an Omaha-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that believes in the power of writing.

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

Your story is worth hearing. We give you the skills to write it, and the opportunities to share it 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 supports writers by:

Providing paying work to local writers and poets. Our financial support helps retain 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.