The Nebraska Writers Collective offers programs ranging from one-time workshops to months-long education programs that qualify for high school credit. Most of our programming is offered free of charge, but we make a point of paying the talented local writers and poets who serve as our Teaching Artists and Core Teaching Artists.

Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains

The Largest, Loudest Youth Poetry Festival in the Midwest

45+ high schools and middle schools. 700+ students. 50-100+ hours of mentoring from 50+ talented local writers and poets to produce all-original performance poetry. A month-long tournament capping off each season. Mix it together, light the fuse, and things get LOUD.

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Writers’ Block

Creative Writing In and Outside of the Correctional System

This long-term writing workshop program builds the trust and skills needed for people in prison and those transitioning back into their communities to share their stories. It also instills valuable soft skills that can help people with a record secure and maintain employment, ultimately reducing recidivism.

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Healthy Expressions

Writing for Wellness

This program tailors a series of creative writing workshops to accommodate the needs of people with various ailments. It provides comfort, a coping mechanism, and a sense of control to those who may have otherwise lost much of their agency.

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Writers On Loan

Custom, Collaborative, Community-Based Programs

Need a customized creative writing program? We can work with you through writers on loan to craft anything from a one-time workshop to annual school programming that qualifies for high school credits.

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Spark Wheel Press

Distinctive Publications

Spark Wheel Press handles all of our internal program-based publications and also publshes and promotes contemporary poetry from a variety of emerging and established artists nationwide.

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