Virtual Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers and Spouses

Blue Star Families (BSF) and Community Building Art Works (CBAW) will host a Virtual Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers and Spouses on Thursday, December 23, 3:30-4:30pm (EST).

It's time to tell your story. Join Community Building Artworks and author Laura Van Prooyen for a virtual creative writing workshop. She's led workshops in the past with veterans, service members, military spouses, caregivers, health care workers, and university students, so you won't want to miss this!

Writing is a powerful tool for communication, self-discovery, and reflection. Together over Zoom, we’ll read a short piece of writing, see what makes it work, and use it to enter into our own stories.

No writing experience required—if you can talk, you can write.

About the Presenter:

Laura Van Prooyen is author of three collections of poetry: Frances of the Wider Field (Lily Poetry Review Books) Our House Was on Fire (Ashland Poetry Press) nominated by Philip Levine and winner of the McGovern Prize and Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press). She is also co-author with Gretchen Bernabei of Text Structures from Poetry, a book of writing lessons for educators of grades 4-12 (Corwin Literacy). Van Prooyen is the Managing Editor for The Cortland Review, and she teaches in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing program at Miami University. She lives in San Antonio, TX.

About Community Building Artworks:

Community Building Art Works is a charitable organization that builds healthy and connected communities where veterans and civilians share creative expression, mutual understanding, and support. Our combination of arts programs for veterans and community-building events and services has reached thousands of service members, veterans, and military family members around the world.

Register here.

December 23, 2021 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New York, NY
United States
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