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2005 Nebraska Book Festival

October 7-8, 14th Annual
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln
“Local Wonders”

Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate and 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner, will headline the 14th annual Nebraska Book Festival Friday, October 7 - Saturday, October 8. This year’s festival is hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln.

The theme for the 2005 Nebraska Book Festival is “Local Wonders,” drawn from the title of Ted Kooser’s evocative book about living in Nebraska’s Bohemian Alps. Everyone who attends the festival on Saturday will receive a free copy of “Local Wonders,” donated by the University of Nebraska Press.

All Friday and Saturday events are free (except $10 for lunch on Saturday) and open to the public.


Friday, October 7

Student Day featuring Ron Block




Saturday, October 8







About the Sponsors

The Nebraska Humanities Council has provided major funding for the festival since its inception as the Nebraska Literature Festival in 1991. Each year, the event celebrates Nebraska’s rich literary heritage and promotes the state’s growing population of talented, contemporary writers. Co-sponsors for the festival include the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Center for the Book, the Nebraska Library Commission, and University of Nebraska Press. Additional sponsors are the Rogers Foundation, the Pegler Family Foundation, Nebraska Book Company, Earl and Patricia Scudder, and Catherine Angle. This year, Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln has organized the Festival and is hosting it.

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