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2002 Nebraska Book Festival

September 13-14, 11th Annual
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island
“A Sense of Time, A Sense of Place”

Article from The NCB News, Vol. 12, No. 2, Summer 2002

Grand Island’s Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (and associated facilities) will be the site of the next Nebraska Book Festival.

Scheduled for September 13-14, 10:00 A.M.—5:00 P.M. CDT, the Festival emphasizes a public celebration of books and book enterprises. Sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB) in cooperation with the Nebraska Library Commission, with funding from the Nebraska Humanities Council, programs for adults, children, and youth will focus on the theme, A Sense of Time, A Sense of Place. Friday’s program, (see details Page 4) focuses on middle and high school students. Friday evening’s celebration, 6:30 P.M. CDT, includes a festive meal, a program featuring Bob Greene, author of Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, and the presentation of the NCB Mildred Bennet Award, the NCB Nebraska Book Awards, the Festival Committee’s Community Spirit Award, and Student Writing Competition Prizes.

Saturday will be devoted to book displays from publishers and literary centers. (Vendor registration deadline is September 10. See Readings by various writers and a wide variety of programs, many of them hands-on experiences, will take place in the most appropriate museum venue. Some of these will be devoted to adult interests, others to small children, and still others to students. Weather permitting, many displays and events will be outside. However, indoor alternatives will be ready.

Festival Includes Student Writing Competition

The 2002 Nebraska Book Festival Committee recently announced the Festival’s Student Writing Competition. The competition is open to all interested Nebraska middle school and high school students. The 2002 Nebraska Book Festival’s theme, A Sense of Time, A Sense of Place, is the theme for the competition. Students are asked to write about a time or place in history that is particularly inspiring to them in one of the following formats:

Guidelines and entry information are available on the 2002 Nebraska Book Festival Web site at Entry deadline is September 3.

Museum admission is $8 for students on Friday (includes lunch) and $5 for all participants on Saturday.


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