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Writing My Way Back Home: A Free Writing Workshop for Veterans and Their Families

We each have a story to tell and the WRITING MY WAY BACK HOME weekend workshop will help you gain the tools and confidence to tell it well. By using reading and writing exercises to explore deployment and wartime experiences—the fear, the boredom, anxieties, thrills, brutality, tears and beauty—we learn how to write a story and make it compelling. Workshop participants will explore the many approaches possible to write about the self to produce personal stories, poetry, fiction and blogs by the end of the weekend. Opportunities to work one-on-one with professional writers during the weekend, as well as an online follow up, will help continue the writing and revision process. No writing experience is needed to attend this workshop. A public reading for course participants interested in reading excerpts from their work will complete the weekend.

Open to all current and former military personnel, spouses, and teen dependents

This workshop is free, but registration is required.  Click here to register

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The Writers Place is sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.