Western Nebraska author to read from work at Visiting Writers Series

by amandab  4/13/2017 8:18:54 AM --  NORFOLK - A writer from western Nebraska will speak during the next Visiting Writers Series at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. Poe Ballantine will read from his work on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at Hawks Landing in the Northeast Student Center.

Ballantine is the author of six books, including Things I Like About America and the memoir, Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere, which was made into a full-length documentary. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays, The Best American Short Stories and in several issues of The Sun. Ballantine’s latest novel, Whirlaway, about madhouse horseracing, will be released by Hawthorne Books in 2018.

Born in Denver and raised in San Diego, Ballantine currently lives in western Nebraska with his wife and son.

This is the final event of the Visiting Writers Series for the spring 2017 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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PHOTO ID: Poe Ballantine. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

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