Workshops, Performances, Exhibitions &Training

Past Events

Upcoming Events

MA Warrior Writers, the first E Pluribus Unum Workshop
When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6PM
Where: Suffolk Poetry Center, 73 Tremont St. Boston, MA
What: We're starting to put together the Boston chapter chapbook, E Pluribus Unum. Join us to discuss content, what we have, what we still need to gather. This whole workshop is going to just focus on laying out our production process, and distributing tasks to get this book done and printed. Nathan Heilman is bringing cover concepts as well, so we'll be talking about the look and feel of the chapbook as a whole both in digital and printed formats.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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MA Warrior Writers Make a Chapbook Workshop
When: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6PM
Where: Suffolk Poetry Center, 73 Tremont St. Boston, MA
What: Join the Boston Chapter for a revision workshop in preparation for our new chapbook. Bring whatever you're having printed in the chapbook to read aloud to the group. We'll each get a few minutes for reading and feedback. If we have time at the end we will discuss the continuing production process.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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Warrior Writers Ithaca
When: Thursday, Mar.1, 7-9 PM
Where: Unitarian Church parlor, 306 N Aurora St. (corner of Aurora and Buffalo), Ithaca, NY
What: Veteran writing workshop, facilitated by Kevin Basl and Fred Wilcox. Open to veterans of all eras.
Cost: Free
Contact: Kevin Basl, kevin.basl@gmail.com

Portland Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Sunday, Mar. 4, 1-3PM
Where: American Legion Post 134, at 2104 NE Alberta, Portland, OR
What: Portland-area veterans, family members of veterans are invited to join a small group (twenty-five people or fewer) for a free, six-month reading, writing, and discussion group. War Stories will be an opportunity to come together to explore the experience of military service, wartime, and the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from active duty to civilian life through writing, talking and reflection. War Stories is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and led by Purple Heart recipient and author, Sean Davis. The workshops will be split into two parts: a writing session and a discussion, with a break in between. The writing session will include prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences, and will occasionally feature special guest speakers.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jacob Meeks, pdx@warriorwriters.org

NJ Veteran Writing Workshop
Who: Veterans and family members
When: Thursday, Mar. 8, 7-10PM
Where: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 14 Maple Ave., 3rd Floor, Morristown, NJ
What: Veterans and family members, join us for a creative writing workshop and an opportunity to socialize with other veterans. No prior writing experience is necessary. Parking is available in public parking garage behind the office building; we can get parking ticket punched in the office and park for free. Entrance to Dodge Foundation from parking lot is back door on first floor. Take elevator to 3rd floor conference room. Please bring snacks or supper.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jan Barry, janbarry61@hotmail.com

Warrior Writers Reading at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts during AWP
When: Saturday, March 10, 6-7PM
Where: Florida Museum for Photographic Arts - 400 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
What: Warrior Writers, Art2Action and Combat Hippies combine forces to present an amazing night of poetry and performance by talented veteran-writers from near and far. This special event at the close of AWP will create a meaningful cultural bridge between veterans and civilians. Our wonderful hosts at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) will also be showcasing a pop up show of photography by veterans. The show is free, donations gladly accepted. There will be a DJ and refreshments, this show is not to be missed!
Visit Warrior Writers table for merchandise and other info @ AWP, Booth # T1920
Cost: Free
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

MA Warrior Writers Workshop
When: Monday, Mar. 12, 6PM
Where: Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St. Greenfield, MA
What: Join us at the Greenfield Public Library our Warrior Writers workshop for veterans. These creative workshops offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences to encourage storytelling and the sharing of opinions and ideas for writing, reflection, and artmaking. All veterans are welcome no matter what branch they served in, what era, whether they served in combat or not. In addition, we accommodate people with all skill levels, including beginners. It is a safe space and we respect each other's differences.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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MA Warrior Writers Chapbook Copy Edits Workshop
When: Wednesday, Mar. 21, 6PM
Where: Suffolk Poetry Center, 73 Tremont St. Boston, MA
What: Today we're putting our heads together to make semi-final edits for the chapbook. We'll look at what's laid out so far, what still needs to be done, and divide and conquer for about an hour of cross checking each other's work. We'll set the final production schedule based on what we have done, and what we hope to get done. New people are always welcome to join and add their two cents.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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MA Warrior Writers Chapbook Proof Workshop
When: Wednesday, Mar. 28, 6PM
Where: Suffolk Poetry Center, 73 Tremont St. Boston, MA
What: Today we'll review the proof of the Boston Chapter's first chapbook, titled E Pluribus Unum. We'll gloss the copy for errors, and discuss any changes that need to be made before the final PDF gets uploaded to Instagram, Facebook and wherever. Once a print is shared, it's hard to take back. We'll use this time to catch or wrap up every final error. When we raise $300, maybe by selling it on WarriorWriters.blog, we'll do a small print run of this book as well.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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MA Warrior Writers
When: Wednesday, Apr. 4, 6-8 PM
Where: Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
What: Generative writing workshop for veterans of war and conflict.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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MA Warrior Writers
When: Wednesday, Apr. 18, 6-8 PM
Where: Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
What: Generative writing workshop for veterans of war and conflict.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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MA Warrior Writers
When: Wednesday, May 2, 6-8 PM
Where: Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
What: Generative writing workshop for veterans of war and conflict.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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MA Warrior Writers
When: Wednesday, May 16, 6-8 PM
Where: Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
What: Generative writing workshop for veterans of war and conflict.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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MA Warrior Writers
When: Wednesday, May 30, 6-8 PM
Where: Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
What: Generative writing workshop for veterans of war and conflict.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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MA Warrior Writers
When: Wednesday, June 13, 6-8 PM
Where: Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
What: Generative writing workshop for veterans of war and conflict.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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Warrior Writers Publishes New Guide
We're excited to announce a new book release! Warrior Writers Guide: How to Facilitate Writing Workshops for Veterans is an 82-page, spiral bound manual providing everything you need to know to get your own veterans writing workshop up and running. It includes a detailed facilitation plan, over 20 long-form writing prompts (also useful for individual veteran writers), our working with veterans 101 tip sheet, historical context on the origins of veterans writing workshops, and much more. We've learned a lot as an organization over the past decade+ and we want to share that knowledge with you. Available today in the Warrior Writers bookstore.

Radio Silence, a hybrid documentary, variety show, and radio play, conceived by artist Michael Rakowitz, brings the Iraqi diaspora to the airwaves. The project kicked off Sunday, July 30 with a massive live broadcast on Independence Mall, the symbolic home of American democracy. The event featured stories about Iraqi culture, daily life, music, and food from refugees, interwoven with animal performers and newly invented superheroes, along with the experiences of Iraq war veterans from Warrior Writers, traditional Iraqi food and a tahkt ensemble. The experience continues with a 10-episode radio show, broadcast on WPPM PhillyCAM Radio 106.5 FM and community radio stations across the country in partnership with Prometheus Radio Project—and distributed nationwide through Public Radio Exchange (PRX). For a full schedule and to download episodes, visit the Radio Silence website     Radio Silence blog
Photos and Recap     Video of performance     Photos from Warrior Writers/Mural Arts Radio Silence Workshop

Ongoing workshops in Portland,, Boston, New Jersey, Ithaca, NYand 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

Philadelphia Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Email info@warriorwriters.org for time and date of next workshop
Where: 1315 Walnut St. Suite 320, Center City, Philadelphia, PA
What: Monthly series of Warrior Writers writing workshops for veterans. All veterans are welcome no matter what branch they served in, what era, whether they served in combat or not. In addition, we accommodate people with all skill levels, including beginners. It is a safe space and we respect each other's differences. There will be a public performance of the writing/art created in the spring of 2018, participation in performance is completely voluntary. Workshops will take place monthly, Sept. 2017 – March 2018.
Cost: Free, all materials will be provided. A limited number of small travel or childcare stipends will be available for each workshop on a first come, first serve basis. Refreshments will be provided.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org to sign up, get more information, or to request a travel/childcare stipend.

Boston Area Warrior Writers

Monthly Warrior Writers Workshop
When: Second Monday of the month, January-April, 6PM
Where: Greenfield Public Library,  402 Main St. Greenfield, MA
What: Join us at the Greenfield Public Library for our monthly series of Warrior Writers workshops for veterans. These creative workshops offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences to encourage storytelling and the sharing of opinions and ideas for writing, reflection, and artmaking. All veterans are welcome no matter what branch they served in, what era, whether they served in combat or not. In addition, we accommodate people with all skill levels, including beginners. It is a safe space and we respect each other's differences.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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New Jersey Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing 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
What: Veterans and family members, join us for a creative writing workshop and an opportunity to socialize with other veterans. No prior writing experience is necessary. Parking is available in public parking garage behind the office building; we can get parking ticket punched in the office and park for free. Entrance to Dodge Foundation from parking lot is back door on first floor. Take elevator to 3rd floor conference room. Please bring snacks or supper.
Cost: Free
Contact: janbarry61@hotmail.com

Portland. OR Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: First Sunday of every month, 1:00-3:00PM
Where: American Legion Post 134, at 2104 NE Alberta, Portland, OR
What: Portland-area veterans, family members of veterans are invited to join a small group (twenty-five people or fewer) for a free, six-month reading, writing, and discussion group. War Stories will be an opportunity to come together to explore the experience of military service, wartime, and the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from active duty to civilian life through writing, talking and reflection. War Stories is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and led by Purple Heart recipient and author, Sean Davis. The workshops will be split into two parts: a writing session and a discussion, with a break in between. The writing session will include prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences, and will occasionally feature special guest speakers.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jacob Meeks, pdx@warriorwriters.org

Ithaca, NY Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Every Other Thursday. Check listings above for next workshop.
Where: Unitarian Church parlor, 306 N Aurora St. (corner of Aurora and Buffalo), Ithaca, NY
What: Veteran writing workshop, facilitated by Kevin Basl and Fred Wilcox. Open to veterans of all eras.
Cost: Free
Contact: Kevin Basl, kevin.basl@gmail.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.