Veterans Writing Workshop - Session 1: Writing Through Injury

Saturday, September 15, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room: 
Cohen Conference Center
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
vetswrite@kclibrary.org    |    816.701.3757
or REGISTER NOW

The 2018 Veterans Writing Workshops are designed to help veterans, active military, and their family members develop the writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they be true-life accounts or wholly original tales. For many veterans, having a safe and creative outlet to share their thoughts and experiences or explore their original ideas can be rewarding and enriching.
 

SESSION 1: WRITING THROUGH INJURY

In conjunction with our public panel discussion The Invisible Wounds of War: Writing Through Injury, Guggenheim Fellow and Iraq Vet Brian Turner will lead a session on writing about life experiences, featuring readings and writing prompts. Participants are encouraged to attend the earlier, public portion of the day, then join Brian for lunch and the remainder of the session.

Lunch will be provided (this session only).

REGISTER NOW
Registration deadline September 13


2018 WORKSHOPS:
September 15:
 Session 1 - Writing Through Injury
September 22: Session 2 - Poetry Writing
September 29: Session 3 - Prose Writing
October 6: Session 4 - How to Revise Your Work
October 13: Session 5 - Writers' Critique

With the exception of September 15th, all sessions run 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Light refreshments provided. The workshop is free and open to past or present military members and family members of veterans. Attendees must register for each session and are strongly encouraged to attend all five.

Presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and the Missouri Humanities Council.
Sponsored by the Kansas City Veterans Writing Team: The Kansas City Public Library, The Missouri Arts Council, The Mid-Continent Public Library, The Moral Injury Association of America, and The Writers Place.

For questions or to register for the series, contact vetswrite@kclibrary.org    |    816.701.3757