Project Description

Veterans Writing

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. Previous writing experience is not necessary, and writing workshops can be offered at any level:

Expressive writing workshops can be a useful tool to help people recover from trauma. Expressive writing uses prompts from the creative nonfiction writing field, and is well-researched for its therapeutic effect. Although practiced in a group setting, each participants’ work is completely private and need never be shared with others. Expressive writing involves visualizing changes and mapping steps to realize them, as well as tracking the effectiveness of medical treatments and other interventions like rest, time in nature, meditation, exercise, or creativity. Expressive Writing Workshops are currently offered at Mt. Carmel Veterans Services in Colorado Springs on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Learn more or register

Thank you to KOAA News5 for recently featuring
our Colorado Springs workshops on their morning broadcast.

Creative writing workshops inspire writing that engages with the artistry of language. Participants will learn to use the written word to express emotions and convey their experiences.

Professional-level workshops provide a free, veteran-led opportunity to receive feedback from others to help you prepare your work to share with family, friends, or the public. We will begin a series of Professional-level workshops in Pueblo on November 17th.

We look forward to working with you and other potential partners in your community to design a program that best serves your needs. In our Arts in Society award-winning Denver program, Colorado Humanities published a book collecting work by workshop participants, paid its authors and editors, and facilitated a Denver metro-wide reading and conversation series.

Veterans Writing Workshop – Pueblo

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 9, 2020

Veterans Writing Workshop – Colorado Springs

November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 5, 2020

Join Us

For more information, contact Josephine Jones

Colorado Humanities Director of Programs & Center for the Book

jones@coloradohumanities.org, 303.894.7951 x15

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Workshop Participant Discusses Workshops

Denver-based U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Luke Anthony Alfonso Martínez On Why We Need Veterans Writing Workshops

Still Coming Home: Denver Veterans Writing was published in August 2018 and is available to purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and our website. Visit the link below to purchase a copy from our online store.

Buy a copy

Support

Supported by Arts in Society Program grants, funded by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation, and in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Colorado Humanities is pleased to offer this opportunity to veterans and Colorado communities.

Special thanks to our sponsors

Upcoming Events

Join Colorado Humanities in our upcoming events

Veterans Writing Workshop – Pueblo

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 9, 2020

Veterans Writing Workshop – Colorado Springs

November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 5, 2020

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