- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Feb. 10 symposium in Lincoln will explore the life and literature of Nebraska’s John Neihardt.

Neihardt, who died in 1973, is best known for his book “Black Elk Speaks,” and was poet laureate of Nebraska for 50 years. He wrote scores of poems, stories and essays about the Great Plains, science, spirituality, Native Americans and the settlement of the American West.

The symposium hosts are the University of Nebraska Press and the Center for Great Plains Studies. The free event will be held at the center, 1155 Q St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required by Monday. For registration and more information, go online at https://www.unl.edu/plains/neihardt-symposium or call 402-472-3964.

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