Veteran Writing Workshop - Session 4: Mapping Collage Project

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Saturday, October 5, 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 4: Mapping Collage Project
For Session 4, this workshop will expand to include a session on developing a mapping collage. This process uses arts-based methods to bring more personal, or subjective, experiences to traditionally objective and formulaic maps about places.  By taking a more contemplative and intuitive approach to this geographies, creative mapping processes seek a deeper insight into this understanding of identity and place as context for this broader understanding of these experiences. We will use the technique of collage to create a “map” (although it will not look like a traditional map) of a place significant to the veteran’s writing. Veterans will be taught this technique by an experienced instructor in the field, and each workshop session will focus on completing a piece of prose or poetry that drives the artwork created by the veteran.

Registration deadline October 2.

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