Events

Annual Events of the Nebraska Writers Guild


Spring Conference
 
The annual Spring Conference is held in the eastern urban area of Nebraska. We anticipate many years of showing off Nebraska to speakers from the east and west coast who will learn that our members have a lot to offer the publishing and film industries.   


Greater Nebraska Writers Conference (fall)
 
The annual Greater Nebraska Writers Conference in the western part of the state is an opportunity for our members to get outside the major cities and enjoy the spectacular Rural Nebraska ambiance.  This is our primary event for one-on-one meetings with literary agents but also shows off Nebraska to speakers from the east and west coast who learn that our members have a lot to offer the publishing and film industries. The Friday evening member readings has grown into a special social period for all involved.

 
 
"Write Across Nebraska" Mid-Summer Event
 

Write Across Nebraska - WAN - is a statewide event that happens each July. The purpose of WAN is to encourage all writers (not just members of the guild) to write. After WAN is over, we turn in our word counts and tally them up. Our goal is to beat our word count from the previous year.

 

NWG at the NE State Fair
 
Members are encouraged to contact the State Fair Coordinator to sign up for "hosting" the booth for whatever time is possible during the run of the Fair.  Over 300,000 people walk by that booth.  We hand out fliers, talk about our organization and member/hosts can sell books. You can obtain a discounted pass to the fair by volunteering.   

 

Special Events:
 
Special events are scheduled throughout the year.  These may include reading and book sales at libraries, bookstores, art and wine galleries; stand-alone workshops; retreats; contests, etc. For notification of these events please sign up for the NWG Reader-Event Notification Program on the home page.