SCHEDULE FOR UPCOMING WARRIOR WRITERS EVENTS
Contact Us at email@example.com to get involved
WITNESS: Combat Paper Art Exhibition
When: Apr. 26-May 31
The gallery will be open Tuesday through Thursday 12-6PM, Friday and Saturday 12-8PM.
Where: 34 East Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
What: The art exhibition at the pop-up gallery will feature art created during Sunday sessions at the Printmaking Center of NJ located down the street in Branchburg, NJ. The show will also feature art from previous Combat Paper workshops from all over the country. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the gallery will act as a working Combat Paper studio with paper and art constantly being created by veterans, communicating the idea that Combat Paper is an ongoing process. The gallery will be the public space where observers can bear witness to the transformative process of communicating stories through art.
The gallery will be open Tuesday through Thursday 12-6PM, Fri.-Sat. 12-8PM.
Contact: David Keefe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 201-315-8849
More info: http://www.printnj.org/combat-paper
Warrior Writers NYC Health and Wellness Program Kickoff Event
When: May 18 from 1:00-5:00PM, come in for an hour or two
Where: The Lucid Body Studio located at 320 West 37th St. NY, NY 10018 - 7th Floor (between 8th and 9th Avenue).
What/Why: We recognize the importance of taking an active role in our mental/physical health and that there are a myriad of ways to improve health and wellness, including of course, creativity. Our bodies and minds are connected more than we realize. The goals of the program are to bring about awareness and education on health challenges and resources, to create opportunities for free access to alternative healing modes (acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, reiki, etc.) and to improve overall health and wellness. We have integrated these healing modalities into previous retreats, and have seen great success. Many veterans have never had the opportunity to try these types of restorative services and are surprised by the positive effects. We invite veterans to receive free healing sessions from professional practitioners.
Who: Any and all veterans
Contact: email@example.com, 312-513-2568
New York City Veteran Writing Workshop #2
When: May 20 at 6:15PM
Where: The Lucid Body House at Chris Wong Studios, 320 W 37th. #704, NY, NY 10018 (between 8th and 9th ave)
What: Come create art with a growing community of NYC area veterans. Look forward to seeing you on the 20th! Please note that this a workshop for veterans only.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-513-2568
Panel Discussion with the Lantern Theater Company
When: May 20 at 7PM
Where: St. Stephen's Theater, 10th and Ludlow Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107
What: In conjunction with the Lantern Theater Company's performance of Heroes, members from Warrior Writers and the Lantern Theater Company will discuss the importance of veterans and the arts.
Opening Reception of Tenacity and Truth: People, Places and Memories Exhibit
When: Saturday, May 25, 1-5:00PM
Where: National Veterans Art Museum, 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60641
What: Honor Memorial Day with the Opening Reception of Tenacity and Truth: People, Places and Memories, a curated exhibit from the permanent collection, including work by Warrior Writers. The NVAM will be free and open to the public all day with light refreshments and artist talks offered between 1 and 5 PM
Missouri Warrior Writers Workshop, Exhibit and Reading
When: June 1, Workshops 9AM-3:30PM, Exhibit & Reading 7 PM
Where: ASYMCA, 403 School St., Waynesville, MO. 65583
What: Please join us for this veterans writing and art making workshop to creat art, experience the art of others, and and spend time with the growing community of veterans, active duty military and allies, right outside Ft. Leonard Wood. An art exhibition and poeetry reading will follow the workshops at 7 PM.
Contact: Amber Stone, email@example.com
Coming Home: Warrior Writers Art Exhibition, Performance, Writing Workshops
and Facilitator’s Trainings
When: Exhibition: June 11-August 16
Gallery Receptions & Artist Talks: June 14 at 8PM and June 20 at 7PM
Workshops and Facilitator's Trainings: July 26 and 27 (all day)
Performance: Saturday, July 27 at 7:30PM
Where: Herndon Gallery, South Hall, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
What: Exhibition: Herndon Gallery at Antioch College is presenting Coming Home, visual art and writing from recent veterans working with Warrior Writers and Combat Paper. Coming Home will feature a site-specific installation by Iraq veterans Aaron Hughes and Ash Kyrie, and work by Veteran artisst and Warrior Writers Chantelle Bateman, Drew Cameron, Toby Hartbarger, Amy Herrera, Aaron Hughes, Kevin Kilgore, Iris Madelyn, Robynn Murray, Jennifer Pacanowski, John Turner, and Eli Wright.
Workshops & Facilitator's Trainings: Warrior Writers is so excited to host Facilitator’s Trainings for folks interested in hosting workshops for veterans in their own cities. We encourage you to come in teams, we are hoping for 2 veterans and 2 civilians from each city that is trying to start up a Warrior Writers chapter. Because this work is so important, we want you to be able to succeed and believe (from experience) that the more hands you have on deck, the better. Furthermore, it is imperative that at least one veteran be involved from the start in order to create this community. We’ll be debuting our new and improved Warrior Writers Do-It-Yourself guide – a complete guide to creating a healthy and sustainable Warrior Writers Community. There will be a reading/performance after the workshops on Saturday July 27 at 7:30 PM.
Registration & Housing: We are still looking into housing options – but encourage you to find your own and we recommend John Bryan State Park, which is close by. Registration will open soon. Please stay tuned for more information.
Cost: Free. Travel stipends may be available for eligible veterans. Check back for more info.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Workshop info), email@example.com (Gallery info)
Summer Veterans Writing and Film-Making Workshops
When: Applications and registration now open. Workshops are June 16-21
Where: Mount Vernon Campus of The George Washington University.
What: This veteran opportunity is not a Warrior Writers workshop. The no-cost residential seminar is sponsored by GWU’s University Writing Program in collaboration with the Veterans Writing Project and the Patton Veterans Project founded by Benjamin Patton. The workshops include poetry, fiction, non-fiction, film and playwriting. Housing and meals for participants not from the DC area is provided. Application to the writing program is open to veterans, service members, and military or veterans’ adult family members. Application to the film program is open only to veterans.
To request a place in the workshops, complete the form here.
For more information, contact: Ron Capps, 202-297-6965, firstname.lastname@example.org
40th Anniversary Celebration of Winning Hearts & Minds:
War Poems by Vietnam Veterans
When: July 13, 7 PM
Where: Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ.
What: Public reading celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of Winning Hearts & Minds: War Poems by Vietnam Veterans. Warrior Writers members will be performing as well as Vietnam veterans.There will be art and writing workshops, an art exhibit and a potluck dinner prior to the 7 PM performance. Check back for more details.
This event is a benefit for Warrior Writers.
Cost: $10 suggested donation.
ON-GOING WARRIOR WRITERS GROUPS:
Chicago Warrior Writers
What: Bi-weekly writing group for Veterans. No experience necessary.
Contact: email@example.com for date, time and place
Ithaca, NY Warrior Writers
When: Every second and fourth Wednesday at 6 PM
Where: Autumn Leaves Bookstore on the third floor in Owl Cafe, Downtown Commons in Ithaca, NY.
What: Warrior Writers Writing Workshops hosted by Veterans' Sanctuary. This is a peer-supported, safe and creative environment to express yourselves through writing. Sharing the experiences you had during your military career or simply what you did on any particular day of your life dealing with the transition from military life to civilian life. You do not need to have any experience with writing. We are here to heal together through the process of expressing ourselves with spoken or written word.
Cost: Free. ALL VETERANS WELCOME.
Contact: Jenny PAC 570-269-7528 for information or feel free to show up.
Check out the Warrior Writers BLOG for writing prompts
PROJECTS INVOLVING OUR MEMBERS AND PROJECTS WE SUPPORT:
Combat Paper workshop schedule
Windows and Mirrors traveling exhibit. Panorama photograph
The Eyes of Babylon play by Warrior Writer Jeff Key
documentary directed by Advisory Board member Sara Nesson about Warrior Writer Robynn Murray
Radical Vulnerability exhiibition at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, IL, featuring artwork by Warrior Writers Chris Arendt, Aaron Hughes, and Chantelle Bateman
Mural Arts - Our City, Our Vets, a Veteran mural by Warrior Writers and Mural Arts in Philadelphia
Veterans Sanctuary, sponsors regular Warrior Writers workshops in Ithaca, NY