Project Description

Veterans Writing

Our Veterans Writing Workshops offer a safe place for veterans to create, share and receive feedback on their writing. Whenever possible, workshops are led by veterans who are professional writers.

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

Transformational writing workshops help people recover from trauma and generate rough drafts

Creative writing workshops inspire expression

Professional-level workshops help writers prepare their work for the public

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 is facilitating a Denver metro-wide reading and Conversation Series.

We look forward to working with you and other potential partners in your community to design a program that best serves your needs.

Join Us

Ongoing workshops led by veterans who are also professional writers are always free and open to the public on the third Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

For more information, contact Bess Maher Colorado Humanities Veterans Writing Program Coordinator 303.894.7951 x19


Co-leaders Discuss Workshops

Jason Arment and Steven Dunn discuss Denver Veterans Writing Workshops

Still Coming Home: Denver Veterans Writing was published in August 2018 and is available to purchase on Amazon. Visit the link below to purchase a copy. Participants in conversations and reading attendees will receive a free copy.

Buy a copy


Supported by a two-year, $30,000 Arts in Society Program grant 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 the metro community.

Special thanks to our sponsors


Colorado Humanities forges program partnerships statewide to improve education, strengthen cultural institutions and enrich community life. Your contribution makes you an important part of it.