Workshops, Performances, Exhibitions &Training

Past Events

Upcoming Events

Submit to Warrior Writers' 10-Year Anniversary Book
When: Now. Deadline is July 31, 2017
What: Submit your writing and artwork to our 10-Year Anniversary Book. We're accepting submissions from our community of veterans and service members, based on the theme "ten years later."
More Info: Click here for submission details.

Radio Silence/Desert Home Companion
When: Saturday, July 29, 6PM
Where: Independence Mall in Philadelphia, PA
What: Live performance by Warrior Writers and Iraqi refugees on Independence Mall as part of an on-going collaboration between Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, Warrior Writers and Mural Arts.
More Info: Photos and Info     Audio Trailer and Info    Mural Arts/Radio Silence

Warrior Writers Reading at NYC Poetry Festival
When: Sunday, July 30, 4:30PM
Where: Governors Island, New York City
What: 250 poets. 5 boroughs. 2 days. One city. Governors Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. The festival opens at 11AM and close at 6PM on July 29th and 30th, 2017.
More information: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com
Contact: janbarry61@hotmail.com

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

Midnight Voices Spoken Word and Poetry Night
When: Thursday, Aug. 17, 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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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 at 6PM, 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.