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our writers

Hansen, Twyla — May 9, 2017
Hollander, Jessica — March 14, 2017

Kay, Liz — Jan. 10, 2017
Marlatt, Rick — Nov. 9, 2016
Modran, Jessica — March 14, 2017
Kevin L.July 11, 2017
k — Nov. 9, 2016
Saiser, Marjorie — July 11, 2017
Schrifferns, Terry — Jan. 10, 2017
The Front Porch Reading Series
November 9, 2016G.W. Frank House Museum
Rick Marlatt
Chuck Peek
January 10, 2017G.W. Frank House Museum
Liz Kay
Terry Schrifferns
March 14, 2017G.W. Frank House Museum
Jessica Hollander
Jessica Modran
May 9, 2017 G.W. Frank House Museum
Twyla Hansen
June 21, 2017 — Rock Garden, Harmon Park
Ericka Pritchard
Rick Brown
Mary Henning
July 11, 2017 G.W. Frank House Museum
Marjorie Saiser
Kevin L. Nenstiel

Reader Biographies
twyla hansenTwyla HansenHolding the title of Nebraska’s State Poet, Twyla co-directs  the website Poetry from the Plains: A Nebraska Perspective ( Her newest book is Rock • Tree • Bird  published by Backwaters Press in 2017. Her book Potato Soup is included in the list of 150 Notable Nebraska Books (  — May 9, 2017
jessica hollanderJessica Hollander —  The writer hopes to probe the happiness and to dissect the discomfort of modern life in ways that reveals the flaws of the characters in her short stories. She currently teaches at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Her short story collection, “In These Times the Home Is a Tired Place,” explores modern expectations and the ideals of American life.
— March 14, 2017
liz kayLiz Kay — A founding editor of Spark Wheel Press and the journal “burntdistrict,” Liz holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she was the recipient of both an Academy of American Poets Prize and the Wendy Fort Foundation Prize for exemplary work in poetry. Her poems have appeared in such journals as “Beloit Poetry Journal,” “RHINO,” “Nimrod,” “Willow Springs,” “The New York Quarterly,” “Iron Horse Literary Review,” “Redactions,” and “Sugar House Review.” Liz's debut novel, Monsters: A Love Story, was published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in June of 2016. Liz lives in Omaha, Nebr. with her husband and 3 sons. — January 10, 2017
rick marlattRick Marlatt — Author of  "How We Fall Apart" and "November Father" (2013), the poet taught English at Kearney High School and now resides and teaches in New Mexico.
Nov. 9, 2016
jessican modranJessica Modran — Raised in southwestern Nebraska, Jessica  graduated from University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2015 with a degree in English writing and a minor in journalism. She has completed a small collection of poetry entitled “Pink Powder,” among other works. Jessica currently resides in Kearney where she works as a communications specialist and copywriter for Buckle, Inc. — March 14, 2017
Kevin L. Nenstiel — Kevin has a Master's Degree in English and a forklift operator's certificate. He has worked as a factory drone, a construction worker, and a university adjunct instructor.  Artists Kevin considers admirable include Ursula K. Le Guin, Jackson Pollock and Meg Myers. He is a frequent presence, onstage and off, at Kearney Community Theatre, and is organizing a poetry slam tentatively scheduled for September.  Kevin's poetry has appeared in the Reynolds Review, the Denver Syntax, and other publications. — July 11, 2017
charles peekChuck PeekA true Renaissance Man, Chuck writes, acts, teaches and inspires.
Nov. 9, 2016
marjorie saiserMarjorie SaierMarjorie Saiser tries to connect our awareness between violence, cruelty and the moments of happiness we experience on a daily basis. She explores these themes in her latest collection of poetry, I Have Nothing to Say About Fire, published in 2016. The Lincoln-based poet worked towards a master's degree in creative writing in the 1990s where she met William Kloefkorn who influenced her writing. Storyteller Garrison Keillor read seven of her poems on "A Writer's Almanac." — July 11, 2017
terry schriffernsTerry SchriffernsTerry lives south of the Platte River in the Big Bend Region of Nebraska. She teaches writing at Central Community College. In 2015, Terry was awarded Distinguished Artist in Literature from the Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. Her poetry has been published in numerous literary journals including “Many Mountains Moving,” “Black Bear Review,” “Poets On,” “Poetry Motel” and “Kinesis.” — January 10, 2017
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