2015 Platte River State Writing Retreat and Marathon

Sit back, relax by the campfire and immerse yourself in nature, words and community.

We are currently welcoming reservations for the 2015 writing marathon and retreat. The retreat begins Friday, September 25 and concludes the 27th. Join other NeWP TCs in the Chokecherry cabins for a Friday night pizza party and writing activity. Saturday join the annual Writing Marathon launching at Owen Landing. Follow up the evening with the writing retreat potluck and participant favorite Pick a Passage.

RSVP for all or part of the weekend to newpwritingmarathon@gmail.com


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Agate Writer’s Workshop: Exploring the Bones of Place

The first collaboration between the National Park Service and NeWP concluded June 10th at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Seven Nebraska teachers joined us for the event. Click CONTINUE READING for the link to find out about the event.. Agate Writer’s Workshop Write Up

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2015 Spring Writing Marathon – Benson (Omaha, NE)

I concluded that if I could only nudge the world a little bit, maybe that would be enough.But nudging isn’t enough.” ― Jacqueline Novogratz

Hello Writing Friends,

The Nebraska Writing Project has talked a lot about mindfulness and positive advocacy this year, so it is only natural that these topics become the inspiration for our 2015 Spring Writing Marathon in Benson

Benson is a neighborhood in Omaha, NE with a rich history of community and advocacy. Before its annexation in 1917, Benson residents prepared as many improvements as they could to ensure the continued development of their community. This early advocacy can still be seen throughout the neighborhood today as well as signs that the community continued to evolve and is currently undergoing another transformation.

The marathon launch is at the Omaha Bicycle Company. Owner Sarah Johnson has offered her space for our launch. Sarah is instrumental to Omaha’s bicycle scene. She is an advocate for city-wide bike lanes, parking, and infrastructure as well as increasing awareness of the bike culture throughout Omaha. In honor of this, we are inviting participants to join the marathon on either bike or foot.

The marathon concludes with a late lunch at the Pizza Shoppe Collective. This space is known not only for its pizza but their events: stage, poetry & slam competitions, improv, independent musicians, dancers, and artists, this space not only welcomes but champions creativity.

Please join in exploring the advocacy and evolution of this community on April 4, 2015.

2015 Spring Marathon Schedule:
10:45 gather and socialize at the Omaha Bicycle Company. (6015 Maple St, Omaha, NE 68104)
11:00 Marathon launch. Groups are welcome to walk, drive, or bike this marathon.
2:50 Read-around and late lunch at the Pizza Shoppe Collective

RSVP for the marathon including lunch to Diana at newpwritingmarathon@gmail.com

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“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner

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