Workshops, Performances, Exhibitions &Training

Past Events

Upcoming Events

We care deeply about the health and safety of our veterans. Please join us in person or through Zoom for a series of workshops, discussions, coffee hours, & lunch breaks. Dates and times are listed below. Please note all times are Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. Please make sure you are only registering for a particular session ONCE. After you are registered, you will receive an email a couple hours before the start time of the session with a Zoom link to the meeting. So don’t fret if you don’t receive anything before then!

As we think about the future of Warrior Writers, we want to hear from you, the community, about what you would like to see from us in terms of programming. We have created a survey that we would love you fill out to help us create the best programs to reflect our community. If you have not already, please take just a few moments to fill out this Warrior Writers Program Survey.

Tell your Story on PBS
When: Now through July 2024
Where: WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA
What: WHYY wants to hear from former and current service members about their experiences at home and abroad. StoryCorps has partnered with WHYY to record stories of veterans and members of the military community for this year’s Military Voices Initiative. They are inviting active service members, veterans, and their loved ones to record a conversation during one of our upcoming recording sessions at WHYY.
Sign up for a recording session: Sign up here.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Contact WHYY, talkback@whyy.org. To sign uo for a recording session

NJ Weekly Veteran Writing Online Workshop
When: Sunday, July 14, 12-4 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with other vets and family members.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jan Barry for Zoom link, janbarry61@hotmail.com

Lunch Break Writing Prompt
When: Friday, July 19, 12:30-2:30 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Join Warrior Writers Facilitators Jake and Bob for a Lunch Break Writing Prompt! Drop in on Zoom for as little or as long as you want to participate in a casual, generative, creative writing session for veterans and active duty. No need to register! Drop in any time during the session.
How to Join: Lunch Break Zoom: Meeting ID: 859 9741 2669, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85997412669
or dial by your location, Meeting ID: 859 9741 2669.
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keFAZOGKzI
Cost: Free.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

MN Warrior Writers Meet Up
When: Saturday, July 20, 1 to 3 PM
Where: Open Book Building, The Loft, Room 304, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
What: Writing workshop and social event for veterans of all eras. No experience necessary.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Chante Wolf and Raymond Camper for Zoom link, twincities@warriorwriters.org

NJ Weekly Veteran Writing Online Workshop
When: Sunday, July 21, 12-4 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with other vets and family members.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jan Barry for Zoom link, janbarry61@hotmail.com

Finger Lakes Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Tuesday, July 23, 7-9 PM.
Where: Hybred - Zoom and in person at Tompkins County Human Services Annex, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca, NY.
What: Veteran writing workshop, facilitated by Kevin Basl and Fred Wilcox. Open to veterans of all eras. Currently these workshops are only open to veterans living in the Finger Lakes region.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Contact Kevin Basl, kevin.basl@gmail.com, for Zoom link.

NJ Weekly Veteran Writing Online Workshop
When: Sunday, July 28, 12-4 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with other vets and family members.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jan Barry for Zoom link, janbarry61@hotmail.com

BIPOC Writing Workshop
When: Tuesday, July 30, 7:30-9:30 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Eddie Falcón and Angela Waller invite you to the BIPOC writing workshops. These workshops will consist of prompts from BIPOC writers and/or articles about topics that pertain to our communities. Please bring yourself, your ancestors, your heart, and of course your words to this exciting new space we’re creating to share in our life experience as people of color that goes beyond the military. Thank you and hope to see you there.
Registration: Coming soon.
Cost: Free.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

Lunch Break Writing Prompt
When: Friday, Aug. 2, 12:30-2:30 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Join Warrior Writers Facilitators Jake and Bob for a Lunch Break Writing Prompt! Drop in on Zoom for as little or as long as you want to participate in a casual, generative, creative writing session for veterans and active duty. No need to register! Drop in any time during the session.
How to Join: Lunch Break Zoom: Meeting ID: 859 9741 2669, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85997412669
or dial by your location, Meeting ID: 859 9741 2669.
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keFAZOGKzI
Cost: Free.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

MN Warrior Writers Meet Up
When: Saturday, Aug. 3, 1-3 PM
Where: Open Book Building, The Loft, Room 304, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
What: Writing workshop and social event for veterans of all eras. No experience necessary.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Chante Wolf and Raymond Camper for Zoom link, twincities@warriorwriters.org

NJ Weekly Veteran Writing Online Workshop
When: Sunday, Aug. 4, 12-4 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with other vets and family members.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jan Barry for Zoom link, janbarry61@hotmail.com

NOLA Warrior Writers Workshop
When: Thursday, Aug. 8, Dinner & socializing at 5:00 PM CDT, Workshop for veterans and active duty at 5:30 PM CDT
Where: Bastion Community at 1901 Mirabeau Ave., New Orleans, LA
What: Join us for our monthly Veteran Writing Workshops, hosted by Lovella Calica. Our 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 and materials provided!
Cost: Free.
Contact: Lovella Calica, nola@warriorwriters.org

NJ Weekly Veteran Writing Online Workshop
When: Sunday, Aug. 11, 12-4 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with other vets and family members.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jan Barry for Zoom link, janbarry61@hotmail.com

Finger Lakes Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7-9 PM.
Where: Hybred - Zoom and in person at Tompkins County Human Services Annex, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca, NY.
What: Veteran writing workshop, facilitated by Kevin Basl and Fred Wilcox. Open to veterans of all eras. Currently these workshops are only open to veterans living in the Finger Lakes region.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Contact Kevin Basl, kevin.basl@gmail.com, for Zoom link.

Lunch Break Writing Prompt
When: Friday, Aug. 16, 12:30-2:30 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Join Warrior Writers Facilitators Jake and Bob for a Lunch Break Writing Prompt! Drop in on Zoom for as little or as long as you want to participate in a casual, generative, creative writing session for veterans and active duty. No need to register! Drop in any time during the session.
How to Join: Lunch Break Zoom: Meeting ID: 859 9741 2669, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85997412669
or dial by your location, Meeting ID: 859 9741 2669.
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keFAZOGKzI
Cost: Free.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

MN Warrior Writers Meet Up
When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 1-3 PM
Where: Open Book Building, The Loft, Room 304, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
What: Writing workshop and social event for veterans of all eras. No experience necessary.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Chante Wolf and Raymond Camper for Zoom link, twincities@warriorwriters.org

NJ Weekly Veteran Writing Online Workshop
When: Sunday, Aug. 18, 12-4 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with other vets and family members.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jan Barry for Zoom link, janbarry61@hotmail.com

Warrior Writers Open Mic Night
When: Tuesday, Aug. 20
Where: Online via Zoom.
What: Opportunity for veterans to read their writing to a supportive audience.
Registration: Coming soon.
Cost: Free.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

NJ Weekly Veteran Writing Online Workshop
When: Sunday, Aug. 25, 12-4 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with other vets and family members.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jan Barry for Zoom link, janbarry61@hotmail.com

Finger Lakes Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Tuesday, Aug.27, 7-9 PM.
Where: Hybred - Zoom and in person at Tompkins County Human Services Annex, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca, NY.
What: Veteran writing workshop, facilitated by Kevin Basl and Fred Wilcox. Open to veterans of all eras. Currently these workshops are only open to veterans living in the Finger Lakes region.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Contact Kevin Basl, kevin.basl@gmail.com, for Zoom link.

BIPOC Writing Workshop
When: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7:30-9:30 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Eddie Falcón and Angela Waller invite you to the BIPOC writing workshops. These workshops will consist of prompts from BIPOC writers and/or articles about topics that pertain to our communities. Please bring yourself, your ancestors, your heart, and of course your words to this exciting new space we’re creating to share in our life experience as people of color that goes beyond the military. Thank you and hope to see you there.
Registration: Coming soon.
Cost: Free.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

On-going Warrior Writer Events

National Zoom Workshops

Lunch Break Writing Prompt
When: First and third Friday of every Month, 12:30-2:30 PM EST
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Join Warrior Writers Facilitators Jake and Bob for a Lunch Break Writing Prompt! Drop in on Zoom for as little or as long as you want to participate in a casual, generative, creative writing session for veterans and active duty. No need to register! Drop in any time during the session.
How to Join: Lunch Break Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 823 8316 4120, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82383164120
Cost: Free.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

BIPOC Writing Workshop
When: Last Tuesday of the month, 7:30-9:30 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Eddie Falcón and Angela Waller invite you to the BIPOC writing workshops. These workshops will consist of prompts from BIPOC writers and/or articles about topics that pertain to our communities. Please bring yourself, your ancestors, your heart, and of course your words to this exciting new space we’re creating to share in our life experience as people of color that goes beyond the military. Thank you and hope to see you there.
Cost: Free.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

MA Warrior Writers

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

MA Monthly Warrior Writers Workshop
Note: We are temporarily on hiatus. Stay tuned for more info.
When: TBA
Where: TBA
Contact: Eric Wasileski, ericwasileski@gmail.com

Twin Cities, MN Warrior Writers

MN Warrior Writers Meet Up
When: First and third Saturday of every month, 1:00-2:30 PM
Where: Open Book Building, The Loft, Room 304, 1011 Washington Ave. S., 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

NJ Weekly Veteran Writing Online Workshop
Due to COVID-19, the regular NJ workshops are rolled into a NJ weekly online workshop.
When: Every Sunday 12-4 PM
Where: online via Zoom
What: Opportunity to write on war and home front experiences and interact with other vets and family members.
Cost: Free
Contact: janbarry61@hotmail.com

New Orleans, LA Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing Community Dinner & Workshop
When: Second Thursday of every month, 5 PM Dinner, 5:30 Workshop
Where: Bastion at 1901 Mirabeau Ave., New Orleans, LA
What: Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for our Veteran Writing Workshops, hosted by Lovella Calica and Gergiana Strait. Location rotates between VFW and Bastion Community. Check listings above for current location. Our 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 and materials provided!
Cost: Free
Contact: nola@warriorwriters.org

New York Warrior Writers

Finger Lakes Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Second and Fourth Tuesday of month, 7-9 PM.
Where: Online and in person at Tompkins County Human Services Annex, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca, NY.
What: Veteran writing workshop, facilitated by Kevin Basl and Fred Wilcox. Open to veterans of all eras. Currently these workshops are only open to veterans living in the Finger Lakes region.
Cost: Free.
Contact: Contact Kevin Basl, kevin.basl@gmail.com, for Zoom link.

Newburgh, NY Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
Contact: Everett Cox, coxeverett@gmail.com

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

Warrior Writers News

Warrior Writers Guide
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.