• May 18th, 2024
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Public Invited to Join Denver Veterans Writing Workshop

Photo: Deposit Photos Veterans, family members and the public are invited to join a free writing workshop.

The Denver Veterans Writing Workshop (DVWW) in Colorado invites members of the public to join free monthly writing workshops in the Gates Conference Center on the fifth floor of the Denver Public Library Central Branch, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO, at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, February 18, March 11, April 15, and May 20.  Workshop participants will be the first invited to submit to the upcoming anthology on the war experience that will be published by Colorado Humanities this summer.

To sign up for the writing workshops, visit https://coloradohumanities.submittable.com/submit/89122/denver-veterans-war-stories or just come to the library each meeting date at 2:30 p.m.

Workshop participants share their writing and receive constructive feedback on their work from peers and professional writers who are also veterans. By the veterans’ request, the DVWW has opened to refugees, spouses, family members, and those displaced by any conflict, as well as veterans. The workshop title has changed to “Still Coming Home: Veterans, Victims, Refugees, and Spouses.”

The program is searching for new narratives that allow for the understanding of strife in its many manifestations, in the hope that our wisdom as a democracy is deepened by the breadth of our knowledge as we read stories from different points of view. Participants do not even have to be writers. DVWW leader, Jason Arment, will also begin reaching out to homeless veterans and others in marginalized communities for interviews to write their stories for the anthology.

There is no charge to attend any of these workshops. Funded by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation, and in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center through their Arts in Society Program, Colorado Humanities’ is pleased to offer this opportunity to veterans and other members of Denver Metro communities.

For more information, please visit coloradohumanities.org, contact Jason Arment at Jason@coloradohumanities.org or call/text him at 619-663-5247.


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