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Voices From War


Winter-Spring 2017 … REGISTRATION is now OPEN.

CLASSES Begin (NYC-Manhattan) Tuesday, FEB 28th.

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, FEB 12th!

Please see the sidebar to FOLLOW posts on our Blog, catch our Winter-Spring News, and to sign up for our NEWSLETTER.

NYC (Manhattan) – Winter-Spring 2017REGISTRATION – NYC  (14th St Y)

BRONX, NY  – Spring 2017 – New Season REGISTRATION OPEN! (Morris Park NYPL)

DETAILS & DATES on the Workshops Page


**  THANK YOU to our Readers and Guests at our WINTER READING**



NYC – 14th Street Y


A Work-in-Progress Salon




**  YOU, our SUPPORTERS, help make Voices From War workshops and events possible. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to directly support our instructors, costs of materials, and Voices From War’s first publication of participants’ writing! ** 

**  If you are interested in joining our list of workshop collaborations or want to be involved as a volunteer or possible Voices From War chapter or partner…please contact us at info@voicesfromwar.org  Partner involvement, and your energy and support, make our expansion possible! Broadening opportunities for veterans and family members to share their stories and deepen awareness of the wide range of veteran experiences, from earlier generations to the most recent. **

THANK YOU for your role — veterans, family members, and engaged civilians.


Listen to VOICES FROM WAR Founder Kara Krauze talk about founding Voices From War and her personal story – in the TANGO ON THE BALCONY “Meet Our Partners” series:

And be sure to visit the Tango on the Balcony website for their news and to learn more about this important narrative film.

**  Please visit our WORKSHOPS page for details about upcoming workshops and our NEW 2016 Collaboration in the BRONX**

 Want to learn more about our Manhattan or Bronx Workshops & other upcoming VOICES FROM WAR NEWS?

Click HERE & Be sure to join our MAILING LIST!

Voices From War

Empowering veterans to craft their stories.

Propelling veteran stories into sight.

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Voices From War, Nov. 2015 Event (photo: Yana Kusayeva)

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You can make a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.



Last FALL at the 14th Street Y in NYC, we celebrated veterans in the arts…. On Saturday, NOVEMBER 21st Voices From War participants shared their original writings with a full audience!

Thank you to our READERS and GUESTS!


This event showcased the diverse and accomplished work produced by Voices From War’s participants over the course of the past year.

THANK YOU to the 14th Street Y, host of Voices From War’s writing workshops for veterans since Season 1, Fall 2013!



ADDITIONAL DETAILS on our EVENT Pagehttps://voicesfromwar.org/events/

We appreciate your support for Voices From War’s workshops and programming as we sustain our workshops at the 14th Street Y (now in their fourth year!) and expand, including new collaborations in the Bronx and additional projects in process! EACH contribution makes a difference.

THANK YOU for your support!

You can always make a tax-deductible donation through our Fiscal Sponsor – Arts Organization FRACTURED ATLAS.



Click HERE to be part of Voices From War’s ongoing success — and make a difference.

NEXT STEPS:  Sustainability and Scalability. Contact us if you are interested in collaboration or partnership.


JOIN us for our OPEN HOUSE & SOCIAL on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm 
Please RSVP for the Open House to info@voicesfromwar.org

Register NOW for WINTER-SPRING 2017!

For additional DETAILS: Click WORKSHOP


EMAIL: info@voicesfromwar.org






What a night…

on November 9th, 2014! Voices from War_Pen-Paper

Voices from War joined Veteran Artist Program for the 2nd VAP Veterans Week Showcase – 2014!

We had a fantastic audience – more than 200 attendees! – for the Voices from War Literary Showcase  followed by  The Telling Project!

Visit the EVENT page for more details.     Nov_9_VAP_Telling_with_Voices from War




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WRITING:         For yourself or a broader audience.
STORIES:           Remembered and factual or creation of fiction.
                                Our truths are complex.
CRAFT:                 Through Reading, Writing, and Community.
COMMUNITY:   Through Workshops and Stories.
AUDIENCE:        Through Events, Conversations, and Publication.


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Voices From War

  • Offers opportunities for expressing experiences of war through writing workshops for veterans with attention to individual stories, existing literature, and craft…

  • Builds community among veterans…

  • Builds bridges of experience and expression between veterans and civilians by creating and nurturing wider opportunities for diverse dialogue and events…


“If you succeed [in storytelling], you replace the fragments of memory with something that has its own shape and meaning, a separate thing that has value in itself.”     
                     - Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd
WINTER-SPRING 2017  ▪  NYC Season 8  ▪  Starts in February
We are proud and excited to be in our FOURTH year of workshops!  Thank you to each and every one of you – all of our remarkable participants – for these first THREE YEARS.


Registration is open for our next season!


Voices From War‘s

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Writing and Reading War Stories in the 21st Century

In this workshop we write our own narratives, while reading excerpted fiction and non-fiction by veterans, military spouses, and select civilians.  Each week, we share student work, learning from each others’ strengths and successes, while also discussing ways we can come closer to the stories we want to tell, whether just for ourselves or for a larger audience.  The course is team-taught by two writers, a civilian and a veteran.

This is a free workshop for veterans.


We could use YOUR support! Contact us about getting involved…
as a sponsor, partner, donor, or volunteer.

Email: info@voicesfromwar.org            image

*  Voices From War is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.  Please visit the sidebar or bottom of this page for details and to make a secure online donation. *

 ♦♦ Check back for more information about our first Voices from War anthology and future NYC Reading dates. We look forward to introducing more readers to these talented writers!  ♦♦

Questions? Email:  info@voicesfromwar.org

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This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This class is supported and hosted by the 14th Street Y.

Thank you to The Rona Jaffe Foundation for new support in 2016!

Voices from War_Pen-PaperPLEASE Sign Up to receive our occasional Voices From War UPDATES and Newsletter via Email.  Click HERE!

2 thoughts on “Home

  1. I live in Illinois and cannot attend a workshop. Is there a webinar plan for future workshops? Also, do I have to attend a workshop in order to submit my work for consideration?


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