by amandab 3/14/2017 11:01:40 AM --
NORFOLK - An award-winning poet, essayist and novelist will read from her work as part of the Visiting Writers Series at Northeast Community College. Rebecca Rotert, Omaha, was originally set to present at an earlier date that was postponed due to inclement weather. She will now present on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Hawks Landing in the Northeast Student Center.
Rotert received her Master of Arts degree from Hollins College in Virginia, where she was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets prize. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Santa Clara Review, America Magazine, Hospital Drive: Journal of Literature and Humanities, Temenos Journal, Les Femmes Folle, Spark Wheel Press, and Gibraltar Press.
She has also written for Outside-In magazine, Health Progress, and the New York Times. Her essay, “Proteus on the Vasa” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her novel, Last Night at the Blue Angel, was published by HarperCollins in 2014 and received an award from the Friends of American Writers. In November of 2015, it received the Nebraska Book Award and was longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award.
A limited-edition collection of Rotert’s poems is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska fine press in the Spring of 2017.
Rotert is a teaching artist with the Nebraska Writers Collective, and she lives in Omaha with her husband, physician and writer, Bud Shaw.
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.
PHOTO ID: Rebecca Rotert. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)