The Heritage Room welcomes New York Times best-selling author Tosca Lee as the Ames Reading Series featured speaker. Watch for more details to come!
Sunday, March 6, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Nebraska writer and novelist Chris Harding Thornton read from her novel, Pickard County Atlas, which has just been released in paperback. “An atmospheric, slow-burning beauty of a book, rich with raw-edged lyricism and achingly real characters.” —Tana French, author of The Searcher.
This presentation was presented via Zoom and was recorded for posting here.
2019Terese Svoboda; Matt Mason and Stacey Waite; Jeff Korbelik; Sarah Dale and Ellie Piersol
2018Joel Green; The Launch of NebraskaAuthors.org: Charlene Neely and Gerry Cox
2017Pamela Barger, Alan Boye, John Janovy, Jr., Paul Johnsgard, Mary Pipher, and Barbara Schmitz; J.V. Brummels, Jim Cihlar, Cat Dixon, Twyla Hansen, Greg Kosmicki, Greg Kuzma, Glenna Luschei, Sarah McKinstry Brown, Marjorie Saiser, Daniel Simon, and Mary K. Stillwell
2016Jonis Agee, Anna Monardo, Ladette Randolph, Timothy Schaffert, and Karen Shoemaker; Steve Langan, Bradford Tice, and Laura Madeline Wiseman
2015Tonya Kuper and Lydia Kang; Leta Powell Drake and Ron Hull
2014Linda Battisti and John Stevens Berry, Sr.; Stephanie Whitson, Karen Shoemaker, Helen Waring Johnson, Andrew Jewell, and Twyla Hansen
2013Lucy Adkins, Becky Breed, Lisa Knopp, Marjorie Saiser, and Mary K. Stillwell; Kwame Dawes
2012Lou Leviticus; Mary Helen Stefaniak; Paul Dickey; Susan Grace Dittman; Sarah McKinstry-Brown
2011Ted Kooser; Marge Saiser; Roger Aden; James Cihlar; Brent Spencer; John Janovy; Sarah Fairchild and Others
2010Joseph Wydeven; Glenna Luschei; Rick Cypert; Hilda Raz; Dominique Garay and Oscar Rios; N. L. Sharp; Michael Forsberg
2009Jeff Barnes; Amil Quayle; Amelia Maria de la Cruz Montes; Harley Jane Kozak; Joe Starita; Stephanie Grace Whitson; Robert McEwen
2008Mary Elizabeth Anderson; Susan and John Wunder; William Kloefkorn; Sean Doolittle; Ted Kooser; Rajean Luebs Shepherd; Matt Mason
2007Greg Kosmicki; Charlotte Hogg; Twyla Hansen and Paul Johnsgard; Betty Levitov; Rajean Luebs Shepherd; Kelly Madigan Erlandson
2006Carlos Frey and Bill Kloefkorn; Alex Kava; Joy Carol; Ladette Randolph; Susanne George Bloomfield; Robert Reed; Shirley Maly
2005James Solheim; Pam Barger; Charles Fort; Julie Kaewert; David Gardiner; Karen Shoemaker
2004Don Welch; Lucy Adkins; Robert McEwen; Kathleene West; Paul Johnsgard; Brent Spencer; Lisa Knopp
2003William Kloefkorn; Marilyn Dorf; Marjorie Saiser; Timothy Schaffert; Hilda Raz; Steve Buhler; the April 17, 2003 presentation by Twyla Hansen is not available at this time.
2002Nancy McCleery; Christine Pappas; Steve Langan; Richard Dooling; David Bristow; Roy Scheele; Ruth Thone
2001Richard Kimbrough; Grace Bauer; Mary K. Stillwell; Sarah Fairchild, Lucy Adkins and Robert King; Greg Kosmicki; Constance Merritt; the January 18, 2001 presentation by Jonis Agee is not available at this time.
2000Susan Rosowski; Judith Slater; Barbara Jones; Karen Shoemaker; David Wishart; Paul Eggers; the February 17, 2000 presentation by Jim Reese is not available at this time.
1999Robert Reed; Marge Saiser; Hobe Hays; PlainSense of Things 2 (Twyla Hansen, Ted Kooser, Marge Saiser, Roy Scheele); Neil Harrison; Ron Block
1998Barbara Schmitz; Roy Scheele; Terri Brown Davidson; J. V. Brummels; Art Homer; Victoria Alexander; Ruth Thone
1997Charlyne Berens; John Janovy; Hilda Raz;Lela Knox Shanks; Stephanie Grace Whitson; Carol Miles Petersen; no video was produced for the January 16, 1997 presentation by John Sorenson.
1996Paul Johnsgard; Robert McEwen; Joe Starita; Marion Marsh Brown; Irene Rose Gray; Marly Swick
1995Mignon Eberhart (presented by Barbara Rix and Lila McVay); Betty Stevens; Lenora Castillo; Fred Murray; Clarence Davis; Cheryl St. John; James Reed
1994Marilyn Dorf; Jim Cihlar; Otto Rosfeld; Susan Strayer Deal; Nancy McCleery; Helen Winter Stauffer; Tom Adamson
1993Ronald Piggee; M.K. Lorens; Amil Quayle; Twyla Hansen; Joan Rossiter Burney; Robert Reed; Susanne George, Claire Johnson Mattern (presented by Carren Miller)
1992Marge Saiser; Tamora Whitney; James Fargher; Ruth Raymond Thone; Fredrick Zydek; Sally Herrin; Frederick Luebke; Charlene Neely; Marcia Southwick
1991Roy Scheele; Helen Crosswait; Robert Schenck; Don Welch; Kate Cavanaugh; Evelyn Haller; Tom Adamson; Nancy McCleery
1990Herb Hyde; Fran Reinehr; Stephen Behrendt; Les Whipp; Timothy Houghton; William Kloefkorn; Terry Oberst; David McCleery and Clay Walker; no video was produced for the December 13, 1990 presentation by Greg Kuzma.
1989John Phillips Palmer; Miriam Ben-Yaacov; Kent Haruf; Erin Belieu; Nancy Peters Hastings; Ella Robinson; Tamora Whitney; no video was produced for the November 16, 1989 presentation by Greg Kosmicki.
1988Joyletta Alice; David McCleery; Glenna Luschei; Charles Flowerday; Karen Mockler; John Stevens Berry; Twyla Hansen; Georgia Robertson; Kim Wheeler; Calvin Miller
1987Judith Nelson; Mark Sanders; Ann Bardens; Sally Herrin; Stephen Behrendt; John McNamara; Lorraine Duggin; Trish Murphy; Barbara Schmitz; Richard Duggin
Contact the Heritage Room:
The Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508-1899