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Ithaca, NY Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Thursday, Jan. 24, 7-9 PM
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, [email protected]

Letters Home: Writing Workshop for Veterans with Warrior Writers
When: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Writers House, 305 Cooper St., Camden, NJ
What: As part of the Letters Home project, national nonprofit Warrior Writers facilitates a series of free writing workshop for veterans in 2018-19. An experienced facilitator will guide participants through a series of generative writing prompts that engage veterans’ experiences. All veterans are invited to sign up whether or not they are affiliated with Rutgers.   More Info and Registration:
Cost: Free; RSVP encouraged.
Contact: Leah Falk , 856-668-4980, [email protected]

NJ Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Sunday, Feb. 3, 12-4 PM
Where: Frontline Arts/ Printmaking Center of NJ, 440 River Rd., Branchburg, NJ
What: Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with art workshops for vets and family members. Bring a dish for pot luck lunch. Service dogs welcome!
Cost: Free
Contact: [email protected]

NJ Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Monday, Feb. 4, 6-8 PM
Where: Secaucus Vet Center, 110 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus, NJ
What: Writing workshops for veterans and family members on war and home front experiences. The Secaucus Vet Center also hosts art workshops for vets on Tuesdays, 9-11 AM.
Cost: Free
Contact: Victor Mandio, 201-223-7787

MA Warrior Writers Workshop
When: Monday, Feb. 4, 6-8 PM
Where: Levanway Meeting Room, Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main Street, Greenfield MA
What: Join us at the Greenfield Public Library for our monthly series of Warrior Writers workshops for veterans facilitated by local veteran and Warrior Writers member Eric Wasileski.. 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: [email protected]
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New Orleans Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6–8 PM
Where: 1901 Mirabeau Ave, New Orleans, LA
What: Join us at Bastion for our monthly Veteran Writing Workshop. Our creative workshops offer prompts that cover a variety of military and veteran 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 - no writing experience necessary!
Cost: Free
Contact: [email protected]

MN Warrior Writers Meet Up
When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 1:00-2:30 PM
Where: The Loft, 1011 Washington Avenue South, third floor #302, Minneapolis, MN
What: Writing workshop and social event for veterans of all eras. No experience necessary.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Chante Wolf and Raymond Camper, [email protected].

Letters Home: Writing Workshop for Veterans with Warrior Writers
When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Writers House, 305 Cooper St., Camden, NJ
What: As part of the Letters Home project, national nonprofit Warrior Writers facilitates a series of free writing workshop for veterans in 2018-19. An experienced facilitator will guide participants through a series of generative writing prompts that engage veterans’ experiences. All veterans are invited to come, whether or not they are affiliated with Rutgers.
Cost: Free
Contact: Leah Falk , 856-668-4980, [email protected]

Newburgh, NY Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Thursday Feb. 21, 5-7 PM.
Where: Cornerstone Community Room, 111 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
What: Veteran writing workshop, facilitated by Everett Cox. Open to veterans of all eras.
Cost: Free
Contact: Everett Cox, [email protected]

Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-3PM
Where: Stockton University, F Wing, Room 120, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ
What: Creative workshops offering 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 at all skill levels, including beginners. It is a safe space and we respect each other's differences. Facilitated by Valerie Stemac.
Cost: Free
Contact: Valerie Stemac, [email protected]

Performance
When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 4 PM
Where: Stockton Performing Arts Center, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ
What: Come here veterans read creative writing about veteran experiences in the military and at home. Led by veteran writers Valerie Stemac and Mike Miller.
Cost: Free
Contact: Valerie Stemac, [email protected]

National Veterans Art Museum Triennial: On War & Survival
When: May 2-July 29
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, IL
What: National Veterans Art Museum Triennial & Veteran Art Summit featuring art by over 50 veteran artists including Warrior Writers Aaron Hughes, Kevin Basl, Amber Hoy, Carlos Sirah and Jessica Putnam Phillips.
Cost: Free
More Information: www.nvam.org/triennial

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. Sessions will run through April 2019.
More Info: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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

New Orleans, LA Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Second Wednesday of every month, 6-8 PM
Where: 1901 Mirabeau Ave, New Orleans, LA
What: Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Bastion for our Veteran Writing Workshops. These creative workshops offer prompts that cover a variety of military and veteran 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 - no writing experience necessary!
Cost: Free
Contact: [email protected]

MA Warrior Writers

Boston Warrior Writers
Contact: Facebook or Twitter for information on next workshop.

Monthly Warrior Writers Workshop
When: First Monday of every month, 6-8 PM
Where: Levanway Meeting Room, Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main Street, Greenfield MA
What: Join us at the Greenfield Public Library for our monthly series of Warrior Writers workshops for veterans facilitated by local veteran and Warrior Writers member Eric Wasileski.. 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: Eric Wasileski, [email protected]

Twin Cities, MN Warrior Writers

MN Warrior Writers Meet Up
When: Third Saturday of every month, 1:00-2:30 PM
Where: The Loft, 1011 Washington Avenue South, third floor #302, Minneapolis, MN
What: Writing workshop and social event for veterans of all eras. No experience necessary.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Chante Wolf and Raymond Camper, [email protected].

New Jersey Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: First Sunday of every month, 12-4 PM
Where: Frontline Arts/ Printmaking Center of NJ, 440 River Rd., Branchburg, NJ
What: Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with art workshops for vets and family members. Bring a dish for pot luck lunch. Service dogs welcome!
Cost: Free
Contact: [email protected]

Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: First Monday of every month, 6-8 PM
Where: Secaucus Vet Center, 110 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus, NJ
What: Writing workshops for veterans and family members on war and home front experiences. The Secaucus Vet Center also hosts art workshops for vets on Tuesdays, 9-11 AM.
Cost: Free
Contact: Victor Mandio, 201-223-7787

Ithaca, NY Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Every Other Thursday, 7-9 PM. 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, [email protected]

Newburgh, NY Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Every Third Thursday of the month, 5-7 PM.
Where: Cornerstone Community Room, 111 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
What: Veteran writing workshop, facilitated by Everett Cox. Open to veterans of all eras.
Cost: Free
Contact: Everett Cox, [email protected]

NYC Warrior Writers

Contact: [email protected] 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 [email protected] with the honoree and donor information.