Veteran Writing Workshop - Session 1: Poetry

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
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The 2019 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: Poetry

In Session 1, a professional writer will guide you through the process of writing poetry. You’ll review the basic tools of poetry and engage in writing exercises. Perhaps you never thought of poetry as story, but you’ll realize its powerful possibilities at the end of this session and be surprised at how learning poetry can impact prose writing, as well. Participants may work on existing or new writings.

Registration deadline September 11

September 14: Session 1 - Poetry Writing
September 21: Session 2 - Prose Writing
September 28: Session 3 - Completing Your Work
October 5: Session 4 - Mapping Collage
October 12: Session 5 - Program Wrap-Up

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 in Partnership with the  Missouri Humanities Council and the Kansas City Veterans Writing Team
Kansas City Public Library | Missouri Arts Council
Mid-Continent Public Library | Moral Injury Association of America

For questions or to register for the series, contact    |    816.701.3757