Under the guidance of Prairie, Inc. Friday, in the Mayerson Foundation studio space at Walnut St. The program has since expanded to include about 12 schools and 12 organizations, with Rosenthal working with about six each year. The students met with six veterans about an hour a week for three months. They got to know one another, explored Cincinnati and took photographs together. Through the experience and the photographs, the students and veterans told their stories and the story of their city.
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It was an incredible learning experience, and I left wondering if other opportunities and resources existed for U. After some research, I discovered there are some big ones. And much like the quiet professionals who lead them, many of these amazing programs exist in the shadows with little fanfare. The Veterans Writing Project provides no-cost seminars and workshops—for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and playwriting—led by working writers who hold MA or MFA writing degrees at locations around the country. The University of Iowa publishes The Iowa Review and hosts a creative writing contest for veterans writing in any genre about any subject matter.
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Note: This is not an exhaustive list. If you know of workshops and classes not listed here, please e-mail us, and we'll add them to the list. There are many short-term workshops around the U. Your local public library may have information about these events. Buy the Issue.
Founded by a veteran for veterans, a nonprofit Veterans Writing Project teaches writing as a way of making sense of the stories soldiers have to tell and coping with the trauma of war. They gave up their chance to be fathers and husbands so that we could be fathers and husbands. For God's sake don't forget them; they are the silent architects of our happiness. People throw around the phrase, "support the troops"—but what does that really mean? One organization working to support returning veterans and their families is the Veterans Writing Project VeteransWriting.