The celebration, free and open to the public, features presentations of the Nebraska Center for the Book's 2017 Nebraska Book Awards, Mildred Bennett Award, and Jane Geske Award. The 2017 One Book One Nebraska book selection, "Black Elk Speaks" by John G. Neihardt will be featured, with a presentation by Timothy G. Anderson. An Awards Reception honoring the winning authors, book signings, and an announcement of the 2018 One Book One Nebraska book choice will conclude the festivities.
The celebration's purpose is to remind us all of the literary and intellectual traditions that enrich our lives and mold our world.
The Nebraska Center for the Book Annual Meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., just prior to the celebration.
1:30 p.m. Nebraska Center for the Book Annual Meeting
2:30 p.m. Welcome to the Celebration of Nebraska Books
2:45 p.m. 2017 One Book One Nebraska Presentation Celebrating Black Elk Speaks, by John G. Neihardt. Presentation by Timothy Anderson
3:30 p.m. 2017 Jane Geske Award Presentation
3:45 p.m. 2017 Mildred Bennett Award Presentation
4:00 p.m. 2017 Nebraska Book Awards Presentation and Readings by Winning Authors
5:30 p.m. 2018 One Book One Nebraska Announcement, Awards Reception and Book Signing
6:30 p.m. Closing
The 2017 Celebration of Nebraska Books is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Library Commission, and Nebraska State Historical Society—with hospitality furnished by Friends of University of Nebraska Press and Humanities Nebraska supporting the One Book One Nebraska presentation. For more information visit the Nebraska Center for the Book website at http://
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