Nebraska Authors

Mary Avidano

Born Ord, NE

Ord was a pastor of the United Church of Christ.

Places Lived

Chicago, IL
Ord, NE
Elgin, NE

Author Of

  • Poetry
  • Biography




Bachelor of Arts Degree, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Associate of Arts Degree, Immaculata Junior College, Gartlett, IL
Diploma in Religious Leadership, United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, MN
Graduate of Education for Leadership in Ministry


Retired Pastor, Church of Christ


Winner of Kathy Gibson Short Story Contest, 2002 & 2003


The Zebra’s Friend and Other Poems. 2008.
In The House of I Am: A Memoir. 2014.

Poems Featured In:
Nebraska Life
Hidden Oak Poetry Journal
Harp-Springs Poetry Journal
The Untidy Season
Silver Wings Poetry Contest (2010 issue)

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