Below is a curated list of opportunities for readers, writers, and curious humans, who are looking to connect with arts and humanities. Our list is updated regularly. If you know of events, readings, or workshops in the Midwest (or virtual) that should be included, please let us know!
Fall and spring reading series with local, national, and international writers. Past events have included writers like Ross Gay, Ilya Kaminsky, Charles Bukowski, and John Cheever.
Writing workshops and performance events. No current programming schedule but virtual opportunities are posted intermittently on social media. No in-person opportunities at this time.
From their website: “Larksong Writers Place is a literary organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities, events, and community-building activities for writers of all skill levels.” Winter and spring writing workshop dates currently posted.
Open to all writers and genres, based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Readings are currently virtual. Sign up in advance to be a featured reader or to request access to the reading. Upcoming dates: January 26, March 23
From their website: “The mission of Humanities Nebraska is to help Nebraskans explore what connects us and makes us human.” Dozens of programs in place to offer educational opportunities, events, and workshops.
Promotes fellowship among Nebraska writers. Publishing, networking, and conference opportunities.
The Nebraska Poetry Society is a diverse group dedicated to the art of poetry. We learn, we write, we share, we read, we have fun. Our goal is to provide opportunities for people of all ages and from all backgrounds to explore poetry. We host virtual events for beginners and professionals while providing many opportunities to explore, learn and gain feedback on your writing.
ECOLOGY + CREATIVITY
From their website: “The Naturalist School teaches people to become better naturalists, nature writers, feral poets, wild philosophers, ecological activists, and enlightened planters through consilience of ecology and creativity.” Winter and spring ecology and creativity workshop opportunities.
Variety of programming options, virtual and in-person. Weekly and monthly writing workshop opportunities. Quarterly readings.