Workshops, Performances, Exhibitions &Training

Past Events

Upcoming Events

Amherst College Warrior Writers Workshop Series
When: Monday, Feb. 20, 4:30-6PM
Where: Converse Room 207, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
What: Amherst College Student Veterans in partnership with Warrior Writers announce a spring writing series, culminating in a public reading on May 1st in the Porter Lounge on the Amherst campus. We are planning to publish some of the material in an anthology chapbook available at the final reading. Workshops are open to all veterans, active duty service members and reservists. The performance reading is open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact for More Information: Eric Wasileski at ericwasileski@gmail.com or Roy Andrews, Writing Associate at Amherst College, RHAndrews80@amherst.edu

Truth-Telling the Vonnegut Way
When: Sat. Feb. 25, 12:00-5:00PM
Where: National Veterans' Art Museum, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
What: Warrior Writers Workshop
Cost: Free
Contact: info@nvam.org
More Info and Registration: National Veterans Art Museum

Amherst College Warrior Writers Workshop Series
When: Monday, March 6, 4:30-6PM
Where: Converse Room 207, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
What: Amherst College Student Veterans in partnership with Warrior Writers announce a spring writing series, culminating in a public reading on May 1st in the Porter Lounge on the Amherst campus. We are planning to publish some of the material in an anthology chapbook available at the final reading. Workshops are open to all veterans, active duty service members and reservists. The performance reading is open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact for More Information: Eric Wasileski at ericwasileski@gmail.com or Roy Andrews, Writing Associate at Amherst College, RHAndrews80@amherst.edu

Warrior Writers New Jersey Workshop
Who: Veterans and family members
When: Thursday, March 9, 7-10PM
Where: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 14 Maple Ave., 3rd Floor, Morristown, NJ
Cost: Free
Contact: janbarry61@hotmail.com

Warrior Writers Birthday Party Performance in Colorado
When: Saturday, Mar. 18, 1-4PM
Where: Imagination Celebration/ iSpace Celebration Place, Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Dr. East, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (on the north/east side of mall, entrance is on the upper level between Burlington Coat Factory and Dillard's)
What: Warrior Writers celebrates 10 years with our 2nd birthday part of the year in Colorado Springs where we are kicking off our newest chapter! Join us in the festivities as we hear poetry and performances from Colorado veterans and family members. Whether you are long-time WW fans or new to the crew, we welcome anyone to the party.
Cost: Free
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

Amherst College Warrior Writers Workshop Series
When: Monday, April 3, 4:30-6PM
Where: Converse Room 207, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
What: Amherst College Student Veterans in partnership with Warrior Writers announce a spring writing series, culminating in a public reading on May 1st in the Porter Lounge on the Amherst campus. We are planning to publish some of the material in an anthology chapbook available at the final reading. Workshops are open to all veterans, active duty service members and reservists. The performance reading is open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact for More Information: Eric Wasileski at ericwasileski@gmail.com or Roy Andrews, Writing Associate at Amherst College, RHAndrews80@amherst.edu

Amherst College Warrior Writers Reading
When: Monday, May 1, 4:30-6PM
Where: Porter Lounge, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
What: Amherst College Student Veterans in partnership with Warrior Writers is sponsoring a spring writing series that will culminate in a public reading on May 1st in the Porter Lounge on the Amherst campus. We are planning to publish some of the material in an anthology chapbook available at the final reading. The performance reading is open to the public.
Cost: Free
Contact for More Information: Eric Wasileski at ericwasileski@gmail.com or Roy Andrews, Writing Associate at Amherst College, RHAndrews80@amherst.edu

Seaside Writers’ Conference Veteran Scholarship
When: May 14-21
Where: Seaside Academic Village, 168 Smolian Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
What: The Seaside Writers’ Conference is an annual gathering of creative writers from all over the nation, and features award-winning writers in poetry and fiction and nonfiction who will offer a full week of intensive writing workshops.
Veteran Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15   Download application info
More Info: Seaside Writers Conference
Contact: Seth Tucker, sethbtucker@yahoo.com or Matt Bondurant, bondurantmr@hotmail.com

Stay Tuned for More Information

Our 2017 Series of USO Workshops (each a weeklong), at Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed, will begin in April and run through October. We’ll hold a public art exhibition and poetry reading as a finale each week.

Our annual summer writing retreat will be June 26-30. We will again partner with the William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences during their Annual Writers’ Workshop at UMass Boston. Faculty have included Brian Turner, Bruce Weigl, Fred Marchant, Sean Davis and Larry Heinneman. We are excited to again be hosted by our friends at The Old Oak Dojo. More details and registration will be available this spring.

Eight More Birthday Party Performances will be held in Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, the Bay Area, and other locations. Our Boston Birthday party will be June 30. Please contact us by March 1 if you’d like to host us, have an idea for another location or event, or would like to help.

Radio Silence/Desert Home Companion, a collaboration between Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz and Mural Arts, will continue through 2017. Come see a live performance on Independence Mall in Philadelphia on July 29, which will feature Warrior Writers, Iraqi musicians, and many other acts in a large-scale performance that will be part of a weekly NPR radio series from Aug. to Oct. Rakowitz will bring together recordings of famed Iraqi broadcaster Bahjat Abdulawahed with other Iraqi refugees and Iraq War veterans, as well as musicians and other performers, to craft a surreal world of “Radio Baghdad,” using conventions of radio (from news to variety) to poetically frame the real experiences and talents of participants.
Photos from Warrior Writers/Mural Arts Radio Silence Workshop
Audio Trailer and Info    More information

Ongoing workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. We’re also jumpstarting the New York City and Chicago workshops.

Facilitator Trainings
We're seeking funding and organizers to bring training sessions for new facilitators to the LA, Boston, Denver, Chicago, and the South as we work to create more opportunities for veterans to join our supportive and creative community. Please get in touch if you'd like to help out! Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

On-going Warrior Writer Events

Boston Warrior Writers

Midnight Voices Spoken Word & Poetry Night
When: Third Thursday of every month at 7-9PM
Where: Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
What: Spoken Word and Open Mic Night with monthly featured reader. We are actively seeking featured readers for upcoming months.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org for date, time and place of next workshop
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NJ Warrior Writers

Warrior Writers New Jersey Workshop
Who: Veterans and family members
When: Second Thursday of every month, 7-10PM
Where: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 14 Maple Ave., 3rd Floor, Morristown, NJ
Cost: Free
Contact: janbarry61@hotmail.com

NYC Warrior Writers

Contact: nyc@warriorwriters.org for information on next workshop.

#BeyondTheBBQ: Buy a Book for a Veteran in Memory of Lost Family Members or Friends
Consider commemorating your loved ones by supporting veterans that continue to struggle today. You can donate one of our anthologies to a veteran in the Warrior Writers community, in memory of someone you want to honor. Many veterans experience isolation, especially around Memorial Day. Help us remind our veterans that they are not alone, by offering them a book of art by veterans. The books remind them that there are hundreds of veterans interested in sharing experiences and community.
Inside the book cover it will say: In memory of the person you want to honor, from your name.
The cost is $30. Please make checks payable to Warrior Writers of Culture Trust, and send with name of honoree and donor to:
CultureTrust/Warrior Writers, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Philadelphia, PA 19107
or you can donate online and send us an email at info@warriorwriters.org with the honoree and donor information.