Writing My Way Back Home: A FREE Weekend Workshop for Veterans & Their Families


  • National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial 100 W 26th St Kansas City, MO, 64108 United States

WRITING MY WAY BACK HOME:
A FREE Weekend Workshop for Veterans & their Families

Friday, March 27, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 29, 8 a.m. - noon


We each have a story to tell, and this weekend workshop  — open to all current and former military personnel, spouses, and teen dependents — 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 will 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.

This weekend offers opportunities for current and veteran military personnel and their families to work one-on-one with professional writers. Online follow-up will help continue your 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.

Instructors are current Missouri Poet Laureate William Trowbridge, novelist Matthew Eck, writer and artist José Faus, playwright Frank Higgins, poets Al Ortolani, Trish Reeves and Andrés Rodriguez, and essayist Emma Johnson.

This workshop is free, but registration is required. Only 30 people can take part, on a first-come, first-served basis. So please register early. Quantity Remaining: 2