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Upcoming Events

Memorial Day - BBQ at our Mural in Philly
When: Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 6PM
Where: at our Mural - near the VA in West Philadelphia at 4129 Woodland Ave. Rain Location: The A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue.
What: Join us as we gather for community connection at our mural, "Communion: Between Iraq and a Hard Place." Please bring sides, drinks and desserts, we'll provide the rest. Poetry reading, book/T-shirt sales, and good food promised - an auction is possible!
Cost: Free
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org
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Short Reading and Workshop: A Century Later, Looking at WWI Writing
When: Wed. May 31, 6:30-8PM
Where: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
What: Join us at the Historical Society as we examine WWI texts from one hundred years ago. As we reflect on the centennial, we will use WWI texts to find commonalities to the recent conflicts and its effects on our society and individuals. Led by local Warrior Writer artist Toni Topps, this is sure to be a unique and important experience. All are welcome.
Cost: Free
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Contact: info@warriorwriters.org
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Warrior Writers Workshop with Christine Tosti and Ron Whittle
When: Wednesday, June 7, 5:30PM
Where: Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
What: Writing workshop for veterans, active duty service members and family.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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Warrior Writers New Jersey Workshop
Who: Veterans and family members
When: Thursday, June 8, 7-10PM
Where: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 14 Maple Ave., 3rd Floor, Morristown, NJ
Cost: Free
Contact: janbarry61@hotmail.com

Warrior Writers Workshop with Caleb Nelson and Open Mic
When: Thursday, June 15, 5:30PM
Where: Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138
What: Writing workshop for veterans, active duty service members and family. Stick around for our reading and open mic!
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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Midnight Voices Spoken Word and Poetry Night
When: Thursday, June 15, 7PM
Where: Friends Meetinghouse, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138
What: Marc Levy reads from his new book, How Stevie Nearly Lost the War then an open mic. Calling all poets, slammers, wordsmiths, lyricists, rappers, misfits and anyone who has the gift of gab! Warrior Writers, in conjunction with the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Cambridge Friends Meeting, Veterans For Peace - Smedley D. Butler Brigade and Veteran-Friends, hosts MIDNIGHT VOICES, a monthly collaborative coffeehouse, spoken word, and poetry series. We are actively seeking featured readers for upcoming months.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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Warrior Writers Workshop
When: Wednesday, June 21, 5:30PM
Where: Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
What: We'll use this workshop to prepare for our reading on the lawn of the Longfellow House on Wednesday, June 28. See informaiton on Retreat below.
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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Annual Summer Writing Retreat
When: Monday, June 26-Friday, June 30
Where: The Old Oak Dojo, 14 Chestnut Pl, Jamaica Plain, MA
What: 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. Warrior Writers will offer our own programming alongside the Joiner Center’s series of master classes. We are excited to again be hosted by our friends at The Old Oak Dojo.
Registration: Register here
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org

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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.

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
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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.