Nebraska Authors

Lorraine Jean Duggin

Born 1941 Omaha, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry


Poetry; Fiction;


Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism, 1965, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Master of Arts in English, 1979, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Places Worked

Director of Creative Writing Program, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Artist in the Schools/Communities, Omaha, NE
UNO Writer's Workshop, Omaha, NE
Dana College, Blair, NE
Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA
Metro Community College, Omaha, NE
Gifford Farm, Bellevue, NE


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 16 April 1987
John H. Vreeland Award, Graduate Writing, UNL, 1981
Academy of American Poets Prize, 1982
Mari Sandoz Prairie Schooner Short Story 1st Prize, 1984
Maude Hammond Fling Fellowship, UNL, 1986
Nomination for Pushcart Prize, 1986
Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist's Merit Award, 1991


Annex 22: An Anthology of Omaha Poets. 1981. (contributor)
All My Grandmothers Could Sing. 1984. (contributor)
Translations of the Mother Tongue: A Collection of Stories. 1988. (contributor)
Voices of the Plains. 1989. (audio cassette series)
Looking for Home: Women Writing About Exile. 1990. (contributor)

Poems, prose and short fiction represented in many publications

April 1987 Ames Reading Series presentation:

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Lorraine Jean Duggin

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