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Alice Munro stories at Bookworm; State poet Twyla Hansen; blizzard anniversary

  • Stories of Alice Munro, the Canadian short story writer and winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, will be discussed at the Books and Bagels meeting Sunday at the Bookworm bookstore, 8702 Pacific Street.
  • The new Nebraska state poet, Twyla Hansen, will be formally introduced Monday at 2 p.m. in Lincoln in a ceremony sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska. According to the Poetry Menu, finalists Matt Mason and Roy Scheele are also scheduled to appear.
  • Sunday and Monday, Jan. 12 and Jan. 13, are the anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 1888, which was documented by Ted Kooser's book "The Blizzard Voices" and by Ron Hansen's short story "Wickedness."