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It’s time for the 2014 Louder Than a Bomb Tournament!

Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains students have been working with Teaching Artists from the Nebraska Writers Collective for months on original poetry. Now they’re ready to share it with you. Preliminary bouts begin on March 18, and here are all the links you need to fit […]

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NWC Spotlight: Ruth Kohtz

Ruth Kohtz is a writer and performer from Lincoln, Nebraska who serves as one of the NWC’s Teaching Artists. She earned a degree in Theatre Arts from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and studied at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado. Before […]

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NWC Spotlight: Andrew Ek

Andrew Ek isn’t just the NWC’s Education Director, he’s also a Teaching Artist, an outstanding poet, a professor of computer science, and the nicest person you will ever spend time with. Andrew has been with the NWC since 2009, and has participated in Nebraska’s slam poetry community […]

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Louder Than a Bomb featured in the Omaha World Herald

The Omaha World Herald published an excellent article about Louder Than a Bomb and Poetry Out Loud. Many thanks to the writer Carol Bicak for giving readers a taste of the importance of these two events to the arts in our community, and to photographer Chris Machian […]

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NWC Spotlight: Greg Harries

Greg Harries has done a lot of everything for the NWC, including working as a Teaching Artist for Louder Than a Bomb teams. He’s also an outstanding artist in multiple fields and recently won the Best Slam Poet award at the 2013 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. […]

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NWC Spotlight: Dan Leamen

About Dan Dan Leamen has been a friend and champion of the NWC for years now, and is just a genuinely great person. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MSc in English Language and Linguistics from the University of Glasgow, is Editor-in-Chief of the […]

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NWC Spotlight: Stacey Waite

Every Friday we’re going to introduce you to one of the wonderful Teaching Artists, staff members, and students that help the NWC promote creative writing and performance poetry throughout the Midwest. And we’re going to start by telling you about one of our most beloved Teaching Artists, […]

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Matt Mason and Andrew Ek Recognized as Emerging Leaders in 2014 Governor’s Arts Awards

The NWC is proud to announce that Andrew Ek and Matt Mason were both honored with Governor’s Arts Awards in the category of Emerging Leader. Matt is the NWC’s Executive Director, and Andrew is the NWC’s Education Director. Both have worked tirelessly for years to build NWC […]

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NWC Seeks Part-Time Development Director

Interested in working for the NWC? We need a new Development Director, and here are the details: The Development Director is responsible for building and managing relationships between the Nebraska Writers Collective and its community stakeholders as well us helping us maintain internal communications and organizational management. […]

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Don’t Miss Patricia Smith’s Omaha Debut!

Patricia Smith is one of the most accomplished poets in the world, and she’s performing in Omaha for the first time ever this month. It starts on November 15th at KANEKO, where Patricia and students from the 2013-2014 season of Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha will take […]

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