Nebraska Poetry Festival Visiting Northeast Community College, Wayne State College Campuses

WAYNE – The time is finally here for a special two-day event highlighting the works of regional poets and writers in two different locations.

According to a release from Wayne State College, the Northeast Community College Visiting Writers Series and the Wayne State College Plains Writers Series will co-sponsor the Nebraska Poetry Festival.

These events will be held on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 on their respective campuses.

Featured authors include Matt Mason, Twyla Hansen, JV Brummels, Michael Catherwood, Neil Harrison, Greg Kosmicki, Kiara Letcher, Stephanie Marcellus, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Todd Robinson, Marjorie Saiser, Mark Sanders, Barbara Schmitz, Shyla Shehan, Michael Skau, William Trowbridge, Scott Abels, Bonnie Bartee, Chad Christensen, Lin Brummels, Kelly Weber and Rich Wyatt.

The Nebraska Poetry Festival takes place on November 16, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Northeast Community College’s Union 73 as the event continues on November 17 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Wayne State College’s Gardner Hall.

Following the festival on November 17 is Poetry Slam 45. The slam will be held at the Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne at 7 p.m., with registration at 6 p.m. Slam participants need four original poems and the registration fee is $5.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the Nebraska Poetry Festival, visit or contact Chad Christensen ( or Bonnie Johnson-Bartee (