The Nebraska Writing Project is sponsoring two youth writing festivals this year. The first is on Saturday, March 3rd at Elkhorn High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second is at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on April 28th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Both festivals are open to any student or teacher grades 9-12.
Cost per student is $15 early registration: $20 late registration. Registration includes a t-shirt, notebook, and pencil (subject to availability with late registrations).
The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff today, Jan. 18, in honor of UNO faculty member Evangelina “Gigi” Brignoni. She taught in the Education Dept. and passed away Jan. 14 at age 57.
Gigi was a Fine Lines Special Editor for two years and helped run the Oxbow Writing Project in the summer on the UNO campus. We will miss her.
A memorial service for Gigi is scheduled for Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman Dworak & Cutler Mortuary on 7805 West Center Road. Visitation will be from 3:00-6:00 p.m. The family has suggested memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Please feel free to leave comments here. Share a memory or your well wishes for her family and friends.
“Most people die,” said an Omaha woman, a first-time author, referring to her ruptured aneurysm and her chances of survival.
A “very low percentage” of people with such a rupture survive, she said in an interview.
“The majority of people who suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm don’t make it to the hospital … my recovery was really a miracle.”
She is Kim Justus, who published her book “In a Flash” in December and has been publicizing the book. It is praised by a best-selling author and by a retired Omaha World-Herald senior editor.
Justus worked for 25 years in financial services, a field that matched her college degree. But now she is a self-published author who credits theFine Lines Writers Group and several people in particular whose editing helped her achieve a final draft.