Nov. 6 Celebration of Nebraska Books Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall N. in Lincoln, 2:30-6:30 p.m., FREE 471.3434, A new Nebraska Center for the Book event celebrating the state’s literary chops features this year’s Nebraska Book Awards winners. Nonfiction prize-winner Joe Starita, author of I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice, will be among those reading from their work. Two iconic Nebraska writers, Wright Morris and Loren Eiseley, will be posthumously feted. Joseph Wydeven will wax about the Morris novel, The Home Place, the 2010 One Book One Nebraska selection. The Anthology Honor will recognize The Loren Eiseley Reader, a collection of Eiseley writings and Aaron Franco illustrations, with a foreword by Ray Bradbury. The Jane Geske Award will go to the Hastings College English Department for the exceptional contributions of its Plainsongs poetry magazine. The event closes with a wine and cheese reception and author signings.

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