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Veterans Day Weekend Retreat Fundraising Campaign
When: Now until Nov. 13
What: We’re kicking off our Veterans Day Weekend Retreat fundraising campaign on October 14th and we need your help. Join us by becoming a Warrior Writers Fundraiser Ambassador! Your donations will help provide meals, transportation, housing and activities for our weekend retreat veteran participants. This is a perfect opportunity to get family, friends, and your local community involved in a great cause. Share our online funding page to help us reach our goal of $5,000. For those of you on Facebook, please considering starting a personal fundraising campaign on Facebook to help us raise $5,000. by following this link to a few easy steps.
Crowd-source Link: Follow this link to donate to our Veterans Day Retreat Fundraising Campaign.
Facebook Link: Follow this link and complete a few easy steps.
More Info: Veterans Day Weekend Retreat.

The Art of Reintegration: Veterans and the Silences of War
When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6-8 PM
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA
What: This series is designed to engage veterans, their families, and other community members in conversations about heroism, reintegration, suffering, and anti-war activism by examining three conflicts: World War I, Vietnam, and the Global War on Terror. Monthly discussions held Wednesday evenings from September 2019 to April 2020 feature the opportunity examine archival sources, published material, and art to facilitate open discussion and respectful dialogue regarding veteran’s experiences.
More Information: https://hsp.org/veteranvoices

Newburgh, NY, Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Thursday, Oct. 17, 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, coxeverett@gmail.com

Williamsport, PA, Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Thursday, Oct. 17, 5-6:30 PM
Where: Vet Center, 49 East Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA
What: Warrior Writers, Penn College of Technology Veterans Services and the Vet Center present monthly Warrrior Writers Veteran workshops that provide a safe space for Veterans to tell their own stories, using prompts and discussion covering a variety of military issues and experiences. The workshops encourage sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing, reflecting, and storytelling. 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: June Gallegos Moser, 570-327-5281, june.gallegosmoser@va.gov

MN Warrior Writers Meet Up
When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 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, twincities@warriorwriters.org.

Ithaca, NY, Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Thursday, Oct 24, 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, kevin.basl@gmail.com

Warrior Writers on TV
When: Saturday, Oct.26, 6:30AM and Sunday, Oct. 27, 1PM
Where: PHL 17 TV
What: PHL 17 Salutes Veterans program features Warrior Writers. Check it out.
More Information: #PHL17 SalutesVeterans, @jenlewishall on Twitter and Instagram.

MA Monthly Warrior Writers Workshop
When: Monday, Oct. 28, 6-7:50 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, ericwasileski@gmail.com

Warrior Writers on TV
When: Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6:30AM | Sunday, Nov. 3  at 1PM and 4PM
Where: PHL 17 TV
What: PHL 17 Salutes Veterans program features Warrior Writers. Check it out.
More Information: #PHL17 SalutesVeterans, @jenlewishall on Twitter and Instagram.

5th Veterans in Society Conference: Veteran Identity, Advocacy, and Representation
When: Proposal Deadline Nov. 4, 2019
Conference is March 22-24, 2020
Where: JC Penny Conference Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
What: We invite scholars at all levels—including students and those out of academia—to cross national, cultural, historical, and disciplinary boundaries to reflect on the theme of “Veteran Identity, Advocacy, and Representation.” Issues elicited by the 2020 theme designed to inspire but not limit possible submissions are as follows: Veteran Identity, Advocacy, and Representation.
More Information: Conference Call for Proposals

Veterans Day Weekend Retreat
When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 9AM - Sunday, Nov. 10, 6PM
Where: Chamounix Mansion, Philadelphia, PA
What: In honor of Veterans Day 2019, Warrior Writers will host a wellness and creativity gathering in Philadelphia over the weekend of November 9 & 10. The Veterans Day Weekend Retreat will bring together more than 25 veteran artists from across the country to participate in wellness activities such as writing, acupuncture, meditation, TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises), reiki, and massage. The weekend will culminate (Sunday afternoon) with a powerful public performance at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts featuring veteran poets and musical collaborators including acclaimed musician and composer Luke Carlos O'Reilly Music. This community-building retreat will support veterans through breaking down the walls of isolation and creating opportunities for self-care, culminating in a shared experience of public performance and dialogue with other veterans and civilian allies. Housing and food for Warrior Writers veterans will be provided.
Note: Limited travel funds for Warrior Writers veterans will be available, notify us of your need through registration. Housing will be available for us to welcome veterans to come in as early as Thursday (Nov.7) evening and stay until Monday (Nov.11). Most programming will take place on Saturday and Sunday. If you have to leave Sunday, plan to leave in the evening as our big performance will take place around 3-4pm.
Cost: Free
Registration form: Please register here so we can plan accordingly.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org
More Info: FB Event Page

Traveling Outside the Wire
When: Sunday, Nov. 10, 3 PM
Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
What: Traveling Outside the Wire is a powerful public performance on the stage of the Kimmel Center featuring veteran poets and musical collaborators, including acclaimed musician and composer Luke Carlos O'Reilly.
More Info and reserve your free tickets: Kimmel Center event website
Cost: Free.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

The Art of Reintegration: Veterans and the Silences of War
When: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6-8 PM
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA
What: This series is designed to engage veterans, their families, and other community members in conversations about heroism, reintegration, suffering, and anti-war activism by examining three conflicts: World War I, Vietnam, and the Global War on Terror. Monthly discussions held Wednesday evenings from September 2019 to April 2020 feature the opportunity examine archival sources, published material, and art to facilitate open discussion and respectful dialogue regarding veteran’s experiences.
More Information: https://hsp.org/veteranvoices

The Art of Reintegration: Veterans and the Silences of War
When: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6-8 PM
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA
What: This series is designed to engage veterans, their families, and other community members in conversations about heroism, reintegration, suffering, and anti-war activism by examining three conflicts: World War I, Vietnam, and the Global War on Terror. Monthly discussions held Wednesday evenings from September 2019 to April 2020 feature the opportunity examine archival sources, published material, and art to facilitate open discussion and respectful dialogue regarding veteran’s experiences.
More Information: https://hsp.org/veteranvoices

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: nola@warriorwriters.org

MA Warrior Writers

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

Monthly Warrior Writers Workshop
When: Fourth Monday of every month, 6-7:50 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, ericwasileski@gmail.com

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, twincities@warriorwriters.org.

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: janbarry61@hotmail.com

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

New York Warrior Writers

Ithaca, NY Warrior Writers

Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Second and Fourth Thursday of the month, 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, kevin.basl@gmail.com

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, coxeverett@gmail.com

NYC Warrior Writers

Contact: nyc@warriorwriters.org for information on next workshop.

Williamsport, PA Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Third Thursday of every month, 5-6:30PM
Where: Vet Center, 49 East Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA
What: Warrior Writers, Penn College of Technology Veterans Services and the Vet Center present monthly Warrrior Writers Veteran workshops that provide a safe space for Veterans to tell their own stories, using prompts and discussion covering a variety of military issues and experiences. The workshops encourage sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing, reflecting, and storytelling. 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: June Gallegos Moser, 570-327-5281, june.gallegosmoser@va.gov

Warrior Writers News

Warrior Writers Publishes 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.

On War & Survival: NVAM Triennial & Veteran Art Summit Resource Guide
With a focus on the visual, literary, performative and creative practices of veterans, the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) Triennial Veteran Art Summit explored a century of war and survival while challenging the perception that war is something only those who have served in the military can comprehend. Throughout history, art has provided a frame to create meaning out of the complicated experience of war, seek justice and imagine reconciliation. The NVAM Triennial exhibitions featured art by over 50 veteran artists including Warrior Writers Aaron Hughes, Kevin Basl, Amber Hoy, Carlos Sirah and Jessica Putnam Phillips. Warrior writers facilitated workshops and participated on panels at the summit.
Resource Guide: Download your copy of the Triennial Veteran Art Summit Resource Gude here

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

#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 info@warriorwriters.org with the honoree and donor information.