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"I began to realize there are not many people alive today who actually knew Mari Sandoz," Ron Hull said Sunday afternoon at the Neligh Public Library.
Sandoz was a famous Nebraska novelist who wrote extensively about pioneer life. Hull, a former program manager of NET, was her friend and gave a presentation at the local library.
The program was a reminiscence based on their personal conversations, revealing more about the famous author, her creative process, life and career.
He said she had a strong work ethic, working even as she sat in her hospital bed fighting cancer. Hull said she told him her only regret about dying was that she still had two more books outlined that she wanted to write.
This presentation was the third in a series of programs sponsored through a grant by the Nebraska Humanities Council. The final NHC program, which focuses on U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, will be held at the library this week:
Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.
Mary Stillwell presents:
Bright Leaves Flying: An Introduction To U.S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser
Nebraska resident Ted Kooser made headlines when he was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 2004. Stillwell places Kooser within the rich tradition of Nebraska poetry and provides an introduction to the poet and his work, focusing on "Winter Morning Walks: 100 Postcards to Jim Harrison" and "Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps."