Denver Veterans Writing Workshop & Still Coming Home Anthology Submission

The Denver Veterans Writing Workshop (DVWW) "Still Coming Home" writing workshops are a safe place for people to participate in a free writing workshop led by local Veterans who are literary artists.

The veterans invite members of the public to join them in the Gates Conference Center on the fifth floor of the Denver Public Library Central Branch, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. Workshop participants share their writing and receive constructive feedback on their work from peers pand profiessional writers.

Veterans, interpreters, refugees and spouses are invited to submit to the upcoming book collecting writing about war experiences that will be published by Colorado Humanities this summer. Accepted stories will receive $50. In fall 2018, published writers will be invited to participate in a series of readings and community conversations around the Denver metro area. The anthology's working title is "Still Coming Home: Veterans, Refugees, and Spouses."

To submit your work, visit https://coloradohumanities.submittable.com/submit/111992/still-coming-home-anthology.

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.

There is no charge to attend any of these workshops or to submit to the anthology.  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 & Center for the Book is pleased to offer this opportunity to veterans and other members of Denver Metro communities.

 

To submit your work for attention in the writing workshops, visit https://coloradohumanities.submittable.com/submit/89122/denver-veterans-war-stories or just come to the library each meeting date.  Workshops will be held one Sunday each month.  Workshops begin at 2:30 p.m. and wrap up around 4:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact Jason Arment at Jason@coloradohumanities.org or call/text him at 619.663.5247.

Workshop dates
September 17, 2017
October 22, 2017
November 19, 2017
December 10, 2017
January 14, 2018
February 18, 2018
March 11, 2018
April 15, 2018
May 20, 2018

These workshops are always free and open to the public at the Denver Public Library's main branch, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, in the Gates Conference Center on the 5th floor.