Six Corners Big Springs


Lincoln County Historical Museum

2403 N Buffalo Bill Ave

North Platte


July 2, 2017


12:30 pm        Readings by Nebraska Authors

  1:30 pm       Poetry of Women on the Land by Lucy Adkins

Women pioneers and homesteaders played an important part in the development and heritage of Nebraska. In this program, Lucy Adkins will honor them, sharing poetry they have written from the point of view of Nebraska women living from the 1890’s to the present. In addition, to provide a flavor of daily living in early Nebraska, she will feature excerpts from diaries and letters of plains women from the past.

Lucy Adkins grew up in rural Nebraska, attended country schools, and received her degree from Auburn University. Currently she is working towards her MFA in writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her poetry has been published in journals which include Rhino, Northeast, South Dakota Review, Concho River Review, and several anthologies. Her chapbook, One Life Shining: Addie Finch, Farmwife was published in 2007 by Pudding House Press. In addition, she co-authored Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer’s Block and Transform Your Life which won a Silver “Ippy” in the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Lucy was awarded her Masters of Fine Arts in January 2017.

2:30 pm          Readings by Nebraska Authors

3:30 pm        Meet Buffalo Bill by Terry Lane

William F. Cody reflects on his life as express messenger, teamster, buffalo hunter, scout, actor, showman and builder of the West through a series of true-life adventures–from Bill’s perspective, of course. 

Terry Lane has portrayed Buffalo Bill Cody since 1998 and has been the official Nebraska State Buffalo Bill and the Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism “Nebraska Bill” since 2001. Lane’s education is in U.S. history. Lane appears nationwide with his 1st person stage play “Meet Buffalo Bill”.

4:30 pm        “Future Great Writers of Nebraska”

                        Awards and Reading


Other Opportunities:

12:00 – 5:00 Nebraska authors will be available at tables to personally visit with the public

  1:00 – 5:00 Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet, will facilitate –

“Write Playing Around with Words: Poems, Stories, and the Creative Process”

Pre-registration encouraged/12 participant maximum