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Visiting Writers Series - Mark Sanders, Poet
Start Date: 9/11/2019Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 9/11/2019End Time: 5:00 PM
Event Description:
This event is free and open to the public. Parental discretion is advised. Some adult language may be used.

Mark Sanders recently won the Western Heritage Award for Landscapes, with Horses, Outstanding Book of Poetry for 2019 from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.  He is a poet, creative essayist, fiction writer, and literary critic, with more than 500 publications appearing in journals in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and Canada.  His short story, “Why Guineas Fly,” was selected as one of 100 outstanding short stories for 2007 by Stephen King in Best American Short Stories; his essay, “Homecoming Parade,” was selected as one of the outstanding works of the year in the 2016 edition of Best American Essays.  And The Weight of the Weather won the 2018 Nebraska Book Award in the biography category, and A Sandhills Reader won the 2016 Nebraska Book Award for an anthology. His newest collection of poetry is In a Good Time, which Wayne State College Press is publishing Fall 2019.

Sanders is the long-time editor of Sandhills Press, a small, independent press which he started in his  hometown in Ord, Nebraska in 1979.  For his work in promoting the poetry of emerging and established Nebraska writers, he won the Mildred Bennett Award from the Nebraska Center for the Book in 2007 for fostering Nebraska’s literary heritage. 

Location Information:
College Welcome Center
Contact Information:
Name: Bonnie Johnson-Bartee
Phone: 402-844-7673
Admission Information:
Free to the public.

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