Plains Writers Series – December 8, 2022
Theodore Wheeler


Wayne State College’s Language and Literature Department, the School of Arts and Humanities, and the WSC Press are pleased to hold this fall’s Plains Writers Series on Thursday, December 8, 2022. The Plains Writers Series is held several times a year to bring attention to the prose and poetry of Great Plains writers through reading and interacting with area audiences. 

This Plains Writers Series will feature Theodore Wheeler, author of Kings of Broken Things, published by Little A in 2017. The reading will begin at 2 p.m. in the lounge on the second floor of the Humanities Building at Wayne State College. 

Following the Plains Writers Series will be the Fiction Slam. The slam will be held at the Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne, NE starting at 7:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 6:00 p.m. Slam participants need two short fiction pieces and $5 registration fee. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please go to 


Theodore Wheeler is the author of one short story collection and three novels, including Kings of Broken Things (Little A, 2017) and the forthcoming The War Begins in Paris (Little, Brown, 2023). He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Nebraska Arts Council, and Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. He worked for fourteen years as a journalist who covered law and politics, and his fiction is often influenced by real life and historical events. Wheeler and his family operate Dundee Book Company, an independent neighborhood bookshop, and he is a resident assistant professor at Creighton University.