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The Rim of the Prairie: A Writing Practice Marathon

N. L. Sharp, Facilitator

August 5, 2017

(1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)


Kimball Public Library

208 S Walnut St, Kimball, NE


“Regardless of the popular literary trend of the times, write the thing which lies close to your heart.”

Bess Streeter Aldrich


"It seems to be characteristic of the amateur to write of things beyond his horizon. There is no doubt a psychological reason for this. Be that as it may, the young writer will find eventually that he can work with truth and sincerity only on the material with which he is familiar. One of my early stories concerned itself with a millionaire's wife sojourning in the hills of Vermont. Now I have never been in the hills of Vermont although I am going there someday to see if by any chance I happened to describe them correctly. And my first-hand knowledge of millionaire's wives has been somewhat limited. After many unsatisfactory trips, the story was purchased by a third-rate magazine which was more than the hollow tale deserved. I had not yet learned the lesson which the experience of later years brought; that a story rings most true when it is drawn from the limitations of our geographical, mental, or emotional boundaries." Bess Streeter Aldrich, from an article in the Prairie Schooner, January, 1927.



Join N. L. Sharp in Kimball for a writing marathon. Through a series of writing prompts and timed writing sessions, writers will follow the advice of Nebraska author Bess Streeter Aldrich to develop material that is sincere and true while exploring their own geographical, mental, and emotional boundaries.

Nancy Sharp is an established children's author from Fremont, Nebraska and the owner of the Nebraska-based publishing house, Prairieland Press.