Workshops, Performances, Exhibitions &Training

Past Events

Upcoming Events

Scholarships for up to 10 veterans for the new MA in Public Leadership program
When: Priority Application Date for Fall: July 1, 2018
What: Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, has created this scholarship to support veterans and military families above and beyond G.I. Bill funding for students accepted into MA in Public Leadership program at University of San Francisco in the 2018-19 academic year, providing full tuition for up to ten student veterans.
Learn more about the program and apply.

Call for Discussion Leaders for The Art of Re-integration
When: Application Deadline is July 3.
Where: Philadelphia
What: Warrior Writers, in partnership with The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a series of discussion programs titled The Art of Re-integration: Veterans and the Silences of War. we are seeking skilled facilitators who are enthusiastic about literature, veterans and the arts. Discussion leaders will receive payment for their time ($200 for full training day, and $200 per event thereafter).
More Info: Apply Here

5th Annual Warrior Writers Retreat in Boston
When: June 24 – 30
Where: Boston, MA
What: The Boston Retreat takes place in conjunction with the William Joiner Institute's 31st Annual Summer Writers' Workshop, giving interested members an opportunity to enroll in Master Classes during the weeklong retreat with their distinguished faculty, including Martin Espada, Danielle Legros Georges, Laren McClung, Bruce Weigl, Martha Collins, Sean Davis, Fred Marchant, Lady Borton, and more.    More Information on the William Joiner Institute's 31st Annual Summer Writers' Workshop.
We are actively fundraising to cover the cost of travel, housing, meals, and Joiner Institute tuition scholarships for Warrior Writers interested in taking Master Classes. If you will need financial support, please register as soon as possible so we can account for you!
In addition to amazing programming and time with friends, the weeklong retreat will include opportunities for you to share your work with the public on June 27 and 29, 2018.
Schedule for William Joiner Institute's 31st Annual Summer Writers' Workshops in Boston
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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Boston Poetry Reading
When: Wednesday, June 27, 6 PM
Where: Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
Reading by participants in the Boston Warrior Writers Retreat
Cost: Free
Contact: boston@warriorwriters.org
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Art Exhibition / Book Release Party / Celebration of Veteran Artists
When: Friday, June 29
Where: Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA
Stay tuned for more details

Two Rivers: Letters from the Tigris to the Schuylkill
When: Sunday, August 12, 3 PM
Where: Burholme Park in the Northeast, 1400 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA
What: A performance by veterans and Iraqis focusing on the natural landscape at Burlholme Park. More info TBA.
Cost: Free
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

Warrior Writers News

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.

The Art of Re-integration: Veterans and the Silences of War
When: August 2018-April 2019
Where: Philadelphia, PA
What: Warrior Writers, in partnership with The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a series of discussion programs titled The Art of Re-integration: Veterans and the Silences of War. Starting this summer, the project team will use an intensive 5-day preparatory program to train six veteran and non-veteran discussion leaders to facilitate intimate conversation programs that will happen on a monthly basis. The programs will engage veterans, their families, and humanities enthusiasts in conversations about heroism, re-integration, suffering, and anti-war activism, in the context of three conflicts: World War I, the Vietnam War, and the Global War On Terror.
More Info: Details and discussion group leader application

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). Warrior Writers participated in a Radio Silence Listening Party on April 15 to kick off the broadcasts. 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

On-going Warrior Writer Events

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.