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Who is Dwaine Spieker? One of University of Nebraska-Kearney’s most accomplished graduates! One of Nebraska’s most award-winning poets! A teacher with a heart for students at Wayne Public schools, Neb …

Categories: Education, Literature

Along with his stories and fiction, George Ayoub published thousands of columns not only in his home paper, “The Grand Island Independent,” but in other papers in the chain such as the “Kearney Hub.” …

Categories: Literature

Brad is a person who is larger than life and yet likes to be invisible. He has lived in Kearney most of his life and in that time, has branched out into many cultural endeavors and has been a blessing …

Categories: Art, Theater

Growing up in Des Moines, IA. with a musical family, it seemed only natural for Mike to become a full-time musician. He traveled and performed with bands for many years. One such band (Flipside) becam …

Categories: Music

Terry Lee’s poems center on her personal experiences – love, life, family, nature, and even her pets. She gets Real. And thus she built her Yurt to give other writers and artists the silence of nature …

Categories: Literature

Doreen’s love of Nebraska nature fuels her book “This River Beneath the Sky” about seasons on the Platte River.

Categories: Literature

“The job of the writer is to notice crickets before they hop away. Keep a notebook handy – I say to my grad students. We want to tell our readers – Quick  see this with me. But we also know that spark …

Categories: Literature

Jason writes about poet Langston Hughes in his recent biography of Langston Hughes: Critical Lives in which he makes the case of Hughes as an accomplished poet and international literary figure.

Categories: Literature

“Most writers – and many readers – groove a particular channel of popular fiction, but some of us are magpies. For me, what holds all pop lit I have consumed, taught, critiqued, and written, is a cert …

Categories: Literature

“Being a musician in Kearney has been an amazing experience for me and given me the opportunity to play with many outstanding musicians and wonderful friends.” ~ Craig Link

Categories: Music

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