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2013

October 28, 2013  |  Nebraska Library Commission2014 One Book One Nebraska Announced Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene is Nebraska’s reading choice for the 2014 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program. In this nonfiction story, bestselling author and award-winning journalist Bob Greene goes out in search of "the best America there ever was," and finds it in a small Nebraska town few people pass through today-a town where Greene discovers the echoes of a love story between a country and its sons. Read more...

October 8, 2013  |  Nebraska Library CommissionNebraska Authors to Speak at October 26 Celebration of Nebraska Books Readings by winning Nebraska writers and book designers will highlight the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Celebration of Nebraska Books on October 26 at the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Museum of Nebraska History, 15th and P Streets, in downtown Lincoln. Presenters will include the following 2013 Nebraska Book Award Winners... Read more...

October 8, 2013  |  Nebraska Library CommissionFinalists for 2014 One Book One Nebraska Announced One nonfiction book and two novels-all stories with ties to Nebraska and the Great Plains-are the finalists for the 2014 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program. The finalists are: Goodnight, Nebraska by Tom McNeal; Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene; Plainsong by Kent Haruf. The choice for the 2014 One Book One Nebraska will be announced at 5:30 p.m. at the Celebration of Nebraska Books on October 26 at the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Museum of Nebraska History, 15th and P Streets in downtown Lincoln. Read more...

September 25, 2013  |  Nebraska Library CommissionAward Winners to be Honored at October 26 Celebration of Nebraska Books.An awards presentation ceremony will highlight the Nebraska Center for the Book's Celebration of Nebraska Books on October 26 at the Nebraska State Historical Society's Museum of Nebraska History, 15th and P Streets, in downtown Lincoln. Winners of the 2013 Nebraska Book Awards will be honored and the celebration will include readings by some of the winning authors. And the winners are... Read more...

September 6, 2013  |  Nebraska Library CommissionYoung Readers Invited to Enter Letters about Literature Contest Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for Letters about Literature (LAL), a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre—fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic—explaining how that author's work changed the student’s view of the world. Read more...

April 9, 2013  |  Nebraska Library CommissionAward for Promotion of Literature Presented The University of Nebraska at Omaha Thompson Alumni Center was the site of the 2013 Nebraska Book Festival, sponsored by Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Nebraska Library Commission, University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Arts and Sciences, and University of Nebraska Press. The Festival, Believing in Nebraska Writers, featured the presentation of the Nebraska Center for the Book's Mildred Bennett Award to Jane Renner Hood, of Lincoln. Read more...

April 3, 2013  |  Nebraska Library CommissionYoung Nebraskans Win Writing Competition Young Nebraska writers will receive Letters about Literature award certificates from Gov. Dave Heineman on April 10, 2013 at a proclamation-signing ceremony celebrating National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013. Letters about Literature is a national reading and writing promotion program. The competition encourages young people to read, be inspired, and write back to the author who had an impact on their lives. Read more...

March 27, 2013  |  Humanities NebraskaApril 5-6 Book Festival Highlights Nebraska Authors The 2013 Nebraska Book Festival, April 5-6 at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Thompson Alumni Center, will feature more than 20 Nebraska authors. Admission is free. Read more...

March 12, 2013  |  Humanities NebraskaBook Fest to Offer Free Writing Workshops The Nebraska Book Festival will offer four poetry and prose workshops on Saturday, April 6. Participants will discuss writing techniques and receive expert feedback from authors Neil Harrison, John Price, and Brent Spencer. A fourth workshop has been added for teen poets. Read more...

March 4, 2013  |  Nebraska Humanities CouncilMarch 10 Deadline for Book Fest Exhibitors, Vendors March 10 is the deadline for organizations, publishers and vendors to reserve a table or purchase advertising space for the 2013 Nebraska Book Festival. Writing, reading, author and book organizations, publishers, agents, and book-related vendors are invited to exhibit and sell their products and services April 6 during the Book Festival. Fifteen tables are available and will be assigned on a first-come basis. The table reservation fee is $50. Advertising space on the Book Festival’s printed program is also available for $50. Read more...


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