2019 Veterans Writing Workshops

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Veterans Writing WorkshopWhether during active combat or after returning home from a tour of duty, many of our nation’s veterans have had traumatic, stressful experiences that are difficult to discuss or share with others. For many who have served, having a safe and creative outlet to share their thoughts and experiences or explore their original ideas can be rewarding and enriching.

The Veterans Writing Workshop is designed to help veterans, active military, and their family members develop writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they are true-life accounts or wholly original tales. Each of the sessions is free and conducted by professional writers and educators; they provide the same high level of instruction as a college or university writing course.

The workshop series is free and open to veterans, active duty military, and veterans' family members. Children must be 16 years of age and accompanied by their parent or guardian.

All Veterans Writing Workshop sessions take place on Saturdays, September 14 through October 12, 2019 at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Attendees must register for each session and are strongly encouraged to attend all five. For questions or to register for the series, visit the links below, email vetswrite@kclibrary.org, or call 816.701.3757. 

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(registration managed by Moral Injury Association of America)

Sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council and the Kansas City Veterans Writing Team: the Kansas City Public Library, Missouri Arts Council, Mid-Continent Public Library, and the Moral Injury Association of America.

 


2019 VETERANS WRITING WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Veterans Writing Workshop 2

The workshop is FREE, but space is limited. All sessions 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


September 14:  Session 1 - Poetry Writing
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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September 21:  Session 2 - Prose Writing
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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September 28:  Session 3 - Completing Your Work

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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October 5:  Session 4 - Mapping Collage Project
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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October 12:  Session 5 - Program Wrap-Up
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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