Workshops, Performances, Exhibitions &Training

Past Events

Upcoming Events

Veterans Writing Retreat
When: Sat.-Sun., Oct. 7-8, Scholarship Deadline Sept. 15
Where: 195 Tobby Hollow Ln., Knoxville, TN 37931
What: Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to announce its first writing retreat for veterans. This two-day retreat at SAFTA's Firefly Farms is for military veterans and current service members and will be a space for creativity, writing exercises, discussions on ways to write about trauma, advice on publishing, and more. the retreat will be an opportunity to express shared experiences and learn to write your story for a non-military audience.
Scholarships: We have two full scholarships available for the retreat as well as limited partial scholarships for those with financial need. To apply for a scholarship, send a brief statement on why you would like to attend this workshop and an optional packet of no more than eight pages of creative writing to Erin Elizabeth Smith at
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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, 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
Photos and Recap     Video of performance     Photos from Warrior Writers/Mural Arts Radio Silence Workshop

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:

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: 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

NYC Warrior Writers

Contact: 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 with the honoree and donor information.