Presenting the Nebraska State Poet

Presenting the State Poet grants provide financial assistance for Nebraska nonprofit organizations and accredited public or private schools to host Nebraska State Poet Twyla Hansen. After the initial $50 sponsor cost, the remaining cost of fees and travel is covered by the Presenting the State Poet grant. Funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Host State Poet Twyla Hansen in your community for events such as:

  • Community heritage celebrations
  • Signature events
  • Art openings
  • Commencement ceremonies
  • Workplace lunch-and-learns
  • Monthly meetings

Deadline: At least six weeks prior to the event date.

Contact: Rachel Morgan // 402.595.2142


Note: Presenting the State Poet grant applications are submitted via email. Complete the application and send as an email attachment from the organization’s executive director or the school’s principal to NAC Grants.

Booking Twyla Hansen

Contact Information:

Technical requirements: Microphone and podium/stand, unless the group is small.

Availability: No travel limitations or schedule restrictions at this time.