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2017 Sponsors

 

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Mary Ellen and Dennis Wychulis

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Stacy and Bruce Simon

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Nola and David Schettler

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Loretta and Doug Patterson

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Parker Family Foundation

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Mary and Joe Mulvehill

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Moglia Family Foundation

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Sharon and Pat McNeil

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Terri and Jack McDonnell

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Kim and Rich Manning

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Mackintosh Charitable Trust

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Sharon and Joel Larmore

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John Langwith and Laurel Prestridge

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Kathy and Tom Langdon

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Mary Jo and Bob Langdon

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Terese and Kent Kubat

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Jackie and Terry Kroeger

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Suzanne and Rudy Kotula

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John K. and Lynne D. Boyer Family Foundation

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Teresa and Fred Hunzeker

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Michele and Doug Grewcock

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Jane and Greg Goven

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Pat and Dr. John J. Edney

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Carolyn and David Diamond

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The David Scott Foundation

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Cindy and Kevin Cawley

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Karla and Scott Cassels

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Jody and Gayle Carstens

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Nebraska Writers Collective

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The Nebraska Writers Collective is an outgrowth of Nebraska's thriving slam poetry scene, driven by the same core belief that poetry's reputation for being dense and boring must be shattered by making poetry vibrant and accessible to everyone. Our mission is to rescue poetry from the Ivory Tower and let it run barefoot through the grassy fields. We pursue this goal through writing workshops, by bringing nationally known performance poets to Nebraska, and by working with other organizations to provide a variety of literary outreach programs. The NWC also runs the Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha Youth Poetry Festival every spring.

"In a class of students that were disengaged with the English content, let alone poetry in particular, the Poets On Loan came in and invigorated student interest," said Becky Swanigan, Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln High School. "After the first visit, the most common question I heard in class was 'When are they coming back?' Students were upset if they were absent and missed the poet's visit."

NWC Director Matt Mason has performed at past Pinot, Pigs & Poets and recruits slam poets to perform during the event. Founded in 2008, the NWC is an Omaha-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting creativity, literary awareness, poetry, and performance poetry throughout the Midwest.

For more information about the NWC, visit http://newriters.org

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