1. Robert J. Sawyer won the Heinlein award for "science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space." Other award announcements can be found here at Locusmag.
3. Richard Parks's first book in the Yamada series, which I recommended here, is on sale for $5 at Audible (among other first books in a series). It's worth it.
4. Nebraska Writing Workshops. Laura Madeline Wiseman will be doing a workshop in Chadron, NE. As a poetry workshop leader, she will give you constructive criticism and questions to ponder. If you're a poet in Western Nebraska (or South Dakota, Wyoming), check it out. Other writing workshops, dates, and Nebraska locations listed.