Wayne State College

Northeast, Wayne State Co-hosting 2024 Nebraska Fiction Festival

Published Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

Authors for Fiction Festival 2024
From left to right, top to bottom, authors are: Tosca Lee, Lydia Kang, Margie Lukas, Chris H. Thornton, Ted Wheeler, Dave Mainelli, Kevin Clouther, Rebecca Rotert, Sean Doolittle, David Mullins, and Karen Shoemaker.

Eleven well-known fiction writers from the region will read from their works during the Nebraska Fiction Festival on April 17-18.

Several well-known fiction writers from across the region will read from their works during a special two-day event being held in Norfolk and Wayne.

The featured fiction writers scheduled to read at the Nebraska Fiction Festival are Tosca Lee, Lydia Kang, Ted Wheeler, Karen Shoemaker, Rebecca Rotert, Dave Mainelli, Kevin Clouther, Margie Lukas, David Mullins, Sean Doolittle, and Chris H. Thornton.

The Northeast Community College Visiting Writers Series and Wayne State College’s Plains Writers Series are co-sponsoring the Nebraska Fiction Festival on Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18, on each college’s campus. Northeast will host the festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Union 73. Wayne State will host the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Gardner Hall.

The WSC Fiction Slam will follow the Nebraska Fiction Festival on Thursday, April 18. The slam will be held at the Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne at 7 p.m., with registration starting at 6:30 p.m. Slam participants need two original short stories and a $5 registration fee.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the Nebraska Fiction Festival, visit www.wscpress.com, or contact Chad Christensen at [email protected] or Bonnie Johnson-Bartee at [email protected].