Poe Ballantine reads from his works during the last Visiting Writers Series event of the fall semester at Northeast Community College in Norfolk recently. Ballantine, who lives in western Nebraska, is the author of several books, including the cult-classic Things I Like About America, the memoir, Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere, which was made into a full-length documentary, his madhouse-horseracing novel Whirlaway, and his latest novel, Torpedoes d’Amour, just out from Bourbon Flashback Press. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays, The Best American Short Stories, and he has won a The Pushcart Prize. The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Northeast Community College English Department. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)
NORFOLK, NE – Northeast Community College Creating Poetry students will give a reading of their final work written during the fall semester on Wednesday, December 4, in the Northeast Library/Resource Center.
The public is invited to the free student reading at 7 p.m. Each student will read selections written this semester for approximately five-to-ten minutes.
Students scheduled to read include Barbara Centeno, Madison; Diamante Jones, Norfolk; Summer Larsen, West Point; Jorge Lopez, Wayne; Edgar Olivan, Clearwater; and Emma Weaver, Lakewood, CO.
For more, contact Bonnie Johnson-Bartee, English instructor, at (402) 844-7673.