Building Skills Through Writing Workshops

Our increasingly fast-paced and complex world demands that we regularly employ life skills, such as adaptability, work ethic, leadership, and time management. Our Building Skills Through Writing series for current and veteran military personnel and their families is based on Erin Hice’s book, Staying Sane in an Insane World: From A to Z, and offers participants the opportunity to choose from a variety of writing prompts on topics such as authenticity, courage, jobs, resilience, ownership, and purpose. The workshops are designed to help participants hone life skills based on their individual strengths that enhance the communication, creative thinking, and problem solving so critical in our competitive world.

Free workshops will be led by Erin Hice, daughter of a veteran, and will include a copy of her timely and transformative book Staying Sane in an Insane World: From A to Z.

Smoky Hill Library, Study Room 3
S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015
12 p.m. — 2 p.m. on Sundays

January 22
January 29
February 5
February 12
February 19

Creative, Expressive, and Professional-level Workshops

Creative writing workshops inspire writing that engages with the artistry of language.
Expressive writing workshops provide support for a deeply private and healing writing practice.
Professional-level workshops help you prepare your work to share with family, friends, or the public. These workshops offer a safe place to receive feedback on your writing.

Participants in Expressive Writing studies showed improved immune-system functioning (as evidenced by increased lymphocyte response) and faster wound healing.

If you would like to start a veterans writing workshop in your community, contact Mary Hickey at

Would you like to be able to tell your story?

Studies shows that the ability to manage your life through your story increases overall wellness. Our Veterans Writing Workshops offer a safe place for veterans, their family members, and caregivers to write about their experiences. These workshops provide participants the opportunity to create, share, and receive feedback on their writing. They are led by veterans who are professional writers. Adult military-affiliated family members, caregivers, veterans, and active service members are welcome. Previous writing experience is not necessary.

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