Veterans Writing Workshops
The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) recognizes that veterans returning from war or otherwise dealing with traumatic, stressful experiences find significant value in putting their thoughts, experiences, and creative thinking on paper, and/or in print.
Through the Veterans Writing Workshops, MHC is partnering with many great organizations to provide veterans with the guidance and encouragement to tell their stories and provide an outlet for self-expression as they build and enhance their support systems, reconnect with their families, and maintain a sense of camaraderie with their fellow soldiers.
I really enjoyed the caliber of the instructors and the camaraderie with the Veterans.
MHC, in partnership with the VA St. Louis Medical System at Jefferson Barracks-Occupational Therapy, the St. Louis Public Library, Drury University, and the Kansas City Public Library offer these workshops to veterans and their families-teaching them the writing and narrative skills needed to better share their stories, whether fiction or non-fiction. The workshops are FREE and taught by professional writers; they provide the same high level of instruction as a college/university writing course.
Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Vol. 6 to be released on Veterans Day, 11.11.17.