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Northeast’s Visiting Writers Series to feature Trowbridge and Wheeler

Northeast’s Visiting Writers Series to feature Trowbridge and Wheeler
William Trowbridge. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

NORFOLK, NE – The Visiting Writers Series at Northeast Community College will host two additional writers later this month.

William Trowbridge, Kansas City, MO, and Theodore Wheeler, Omaha, will present on Wednesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in the Cox Activities Center theatre on Northeast’s Norfolk campus.

Trowbridge’s seventh poetry collection, Vanishing Point, was published by Red Hen Press in 2017. His eighth, an expanded collection of the poems that appeared in the 2016 Red Hen graphic chapbook, Oldguy: Superhero, will be released this September.

Trowbridge is a faculty mentor in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts in writing program and was Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2016.

Theodore Wheeler. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

Wheeler is the author of the novel Kings of Broken Things as well as Bad Faith, a collection of short fiction. His work appears regularly in magazines and anthologies, such as Best New American Voices, New Stories from the Midwest, The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine and Boulevard. He has also been recognized with an Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Intro Journals Award, a Marianne Russo Award from Key West Literary Seminar and a fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. A graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program at Creighton University, Wheeler teaches creative writing at Creighton and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and covers a civil law and politics beat as a reporter for a national legal news service.

This is the final Visiting Writers Series event of the Spring 2019 semester.

The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Northeast Community College English Department. All events are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Bonnie Johnson-Bartee, coordinator, at (402) 844-7673.

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