Workshops, Performances, Exhibitions &Training

Past Events

Upcoming Events

We care deeply about the health and safety of our veterans. During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 global health crisis,  we encourage social distancing, so our regularly scheduled workshops listed in the On-going  Events section below  are virtual or have been postponed.  If you have questions about a workshop or need a Zoom link, please contact the facilitator listed as the event contact.  Take care of yourself; stay safe.

Please join us through Zoom for a series of online workshops, discussions, coffee hours, & lunch breaks. Dates and times are listed below. Please note all times are Eastern Time. Please make sure you are only registering for a particular session ONCE. Sessions are filling up and when you register more than once, you potentially take away a spot from another person. 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.

Veterans, This Day and Every Day Virtual Art Exhibit
When: Now through Feb. 2022
What: Our first virtual gallery exhibit, “Veterans, This Day and Every Day” will be a digital collection of works from veteran artists, to be unveiled on November 11th, 2021, during our Veteran’s Day programming. Visitors will “walk” through the online exhibit, going from room to room, being able to zoom in on and read about the artwork. The exhibit will remain online through February 2022.
See the Exhibition: Explore Veterans, This Day and Every Day here.
Cost: Free
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

Women's Writing Workshop
When: Tuesday, Dec. 7, 8:00-10:00 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
What: Facilitated by Jessi Atherton and Portia Simmons, this generative creative writing workshop will offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences. This encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and art-making. A highlight of these workshops for many veterans is having a space to release bottled-up thoughts and emotions among others who understand, creating a sense of empowerment in the ability to tell their own story. By creating an open and accepting atmosphere, we build a community of support. This workshop is for any veterans who identify as women, regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc.
Registration: Register here
Cost: Free.
Contact: info@warriorwriters.org

Finger Lakes Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Thursday, Dec. 9, 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, Dec. 12, 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

Lunch Break Writing Prompt
When: Friday, Dec. 17, 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, Dec. 18, 1:00-2:30 PM
Where: Due to COVID-19, we are currently meeting via Zoom online.
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

NJ Weekly Veteran Writing Online Workshop
When: Sunday, Dec. 19, 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

Finger Lakes Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Thursday, Dec. 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, Dec. 26, 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

Video of the May 25, 2021, virtual conversation about David T. Little's opera Soldier Songs
Enjoy this recording with director and star Johnathan McCullough alongside Warrior Writer's own Jeff Key, a former Marine and veteran artist. This program was offered by the Independence Seaport Museum as part of a year-long remembrance of the Centennial Anniversary of the American Unknown Soldier from World War I's difficult journey home aboard OLYMPIA in 1921.

Warrior Writers on TV
When: Stream online
Where: PHL 17 TV
What: PHL 17 Salutes Veterans program features Warrior Writers. Check it out.
More Information: PHL17 Salutes Veterans

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

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: Third Saturday of every month, 1:00-2:30 PM
Where: Due to COVID-19, we are currently meeting via Zoom online.
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 Workshop
Due to COVID-19, the regular NOLA workshops are replaced by Warrior Writers National online workshops.
Contact: nola@warriorwriters.org

New York Warrior Writers

Finger Lakes Veteran Writing Workshop
When: Second and Fourth Thursday of the 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.

Williamsport, PA Warrior Writers

Monthly Veteran Writing Workshop
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.