Humanities

Poetry Is My Livelihood

Humanities

Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet, accepted the Word Sender Award from the John G. Neihardt Foundation November 9, 2014 at the Laureate’s Feast.   Read about Twyla Hansen in this re-blogging of “Poetry Is My Livelihood” originally posted January 2014. Twyla’s Story I did not attempt creative writing when I was young because I had no […]

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Bridging Cultures Is My Livelihood

Culture, Humanities

Nancy’s story: “You will wear two dresses” my great-grandmother told me, referring to my mixed heritage of Cherokee/Choctaw/Scots Irish and the challenges to be faced. But, thankfully from an early age I had a great-grandmother who taught me about tribal traditions, and a grandfather who wanted me assured of a western education and willing

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100th Blog Posting for the Nebraska Cultural Endowment

Arts, Humanities

This is the 100th Blog posting for the Nebraska Cultural Endowment since beginning the blog, “What’s Your Livelihood?” in November 2012. What does “livelihood” mean to Nebraskans? We created this blog to help answer that question. This is a place for our community to come together, embrace culture, and share how the arts and humanities have […]

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Norfolk hosts state arts reception

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By KENT WARNEKE editor@norfolkdailynews.com | Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:00 am It could be called the perfect storm — in the best possible sense of the term. The collective presence and work of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska has been of benefit to communities, arts organizations and individuals across […]

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Reception next week for statewide arts, humanities officials

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Special to the Norfolk Daily News | Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:04 am The Norfolk Arts Center will be host to a reception next week designed to provide an opportunity for Norfolkans and area residents to meet representatives of three statewide cultural arts organizations. Special guests will be Marian Fey, the new executive director […]

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Writing is my Livelihood

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My interest in wordplay began in childhood. Growing up in North Omaha I found myself attracted to the wonder of certain words, usually multi-syllabic tongue twisters I heard television talking-heads wittily brandish. I also fell under the near fatal spell of alliteration.

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My Voice Is My Livelihood

Humanities

Lora’s story Sometimes you get lucky and you get to do the thing you love. That happened to me 23 years ago when I started my career in broadcasting. I am a native Nebraskan and I was fortunate to go to a small school where I could be in band, chorus, stage plays, speech, and sports. I […]

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Poetry Is My Livelihood

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Twyla’s Story I did not attempt creative writing when I was young because I had no notion I could. My unlikely path to poetry—to creativity, really—was detoured by everyday life: growing up, marrying, starting a family, working, attending college as a non-traditional student. By the time I graduated with a degree in horticulture, I thought […]

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Storytelling Is My Livelihood

Humanities

Mary’s Story Ever since I was a child, storytelling has been a part of my life. Back then, it was an escape from getting into trouble—but usually the opposite happened. Having spent quite a bit of time in the coat closet at elementary school for “stretching the truth of a situation,” one would think I […]

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Teaching the Humanities Is My Livelihood

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Leonard’s Story From as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a lawyer. Only in the second semester of my senior year as an undergraduate did my resolve begin to waiver. I had applied to law schools and to graduate schools in the classics, which was my major. I was fortunate: I […]

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