You are invited to an evening with Nebraska-born author, Bryan L. Jones presenting his book, North of the Platte, South of the Niobrara on Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kearney Public Library. At the heart of North of the Platte, South of the Niobrara are the self-told stories of the region’s residents – ranchers, schoolteachers, bull riders and veterans – and of the historians, scientists and poets who’ve traveled and loved its rivers and dunes. This place, these voices, related to us in carefully chosen, but audacious language by master storyteller Bryan Jones, compose a vivid mosaic of one of the most iconic regions in the Western Hemisphere.
Bryan Jones was born in Nebraska, grew up in Central City, Neligh, Chappell and Geneva. He received his B. A. from Roosevelt University in Chicago and attended graduate school at the University of New Orleans, University of Nebraska at Kearney and Middlebury Breadloaf School of English. Jones taught school for three decades and operated a beef stocker-feeder operation for 11 years.
He previously published The Farming Game (1982), Mark Twain Made Me Do It & Other Plains Adventures (1997) and his work was reprinted in the nonfiction anthology The Big Empty (2007). His essays, articles, short fiction and poetry have appeared in Wisconsin Magazine of History, New Land Review, Prairie Sentinel, Great Plains Quarterly, New Farm, Teacher Magazine and North Dakota Quarterly among others. He lives somewhere in the American West with his wife Kathy, two loyal dogs and a mangy cat.
Join us for an evening with Bryan Jones at the library. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation. The library is located at 2020 1st Avenue, Kearney, NE.