NCompass Live: A Conversation with Nebraska’s New State Poet, Twyla Hansen


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NCompass Live - May 14, 2014.

Rod Wagner and Mary Jo Ryan, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will chat with Twyla M. Hansen, Nebraska's new State Poet. Join us to discuss how the Nebraska State Poet can work with libraries and schools to promote and encourage appreciation of poetry and literary life in Nebraska.

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  • Rod willIntroduce Twyla and make a few comments about how the committee was formed and how it worked.
  • Twyla share experiences and ideas for the futureRod and Mary Jo ask questions, like “How do you get your ideas for poems?” etc.
  • Twyla read some
  • Nebraska Arts Council NTP Artist, Poetry Reading & Discussion. "Twyla will read her original, accessible poems and discuss how the landscape of the Great Plains has inspired, influenced and shaped her writing." www.nebraskaartscouncil.orgHumanities Nebraska Speaker's Bureau. For the Love of Words: Poetry, Prose and the Creative Writing Process. "This writing workshop focuses on the creative process for both poetry and short prose."
  • Twyla, did you have other activities that we should be sure to list here?
  • Note that the direct links are on slide 5. It’s pretty hard to find Twyla on the Arts Council front page.
  • NCompass Live: A Conversation with Nebraska’s New State Poet, Twyla Hansen

    1. 1. NCompass Live May 14, 2014 A Conversation with Nebraska’s New State Poet, Twyla Hansen
    2. 2. Introducing Twyla Hansen Nebraska State Poet (2013-2018)
    3. 3. Nebraska State Poet Promotes and encourages appreciation of poetry and literary life in Nebraska • Experiences since appointment November 2013 • Ideas for the future…schools and libraries • Use of social media • Inspiring an emerging generation of new writers
    4. 4. Poetry
    5. 5. Programs available through: • Nebraska Arts Council /artistdirectory/ntp_roster/literature_ntp/ twyla_hansen_ntp.html • Humanities Nebraska hansen
    6. 6. Upcoming Presentations Nebraska State Poet Twyla Hansen • Poetry Reading & Discussion, September 23, 2014, Kearney: afternoon class and evening public reading (TBA) at Senior College of Central Nebraska, University of Nebraska-Kearney. • Playing Around With Words: Reading, Writing and the Creative Process, September 27, 2014, Seward: writing workshop at the Adult Conference of the Plum Creek Literacy Festival.
    7. 7. In the News • Nebraska Life Magazine story on the State Poet, along with several poems: May/June 2014 issue. pp. 46-47 • "Poetry Connections", L Magazine, 12/23/13: Feature story on Nebraska State Poet Twyla Hansen by Mark Schwaninger. • "New Nebraska State Poet Not Afraid To Get Dirty", NET News, 12/5/13 : NET's Mike Tobias created this online story and video about Twyla Hansen.
    8. 8. Questions?
    9. 9. Contact Twyla M. Hansen Nebraska State Poet 402-466-5839 Programs: Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Touring Program (NTP) Artist - Literature: Humanities Nebraska Speaker's Bureau, Storytelling - Creative Writing: