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WELCOME!

FALL 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Elizabeth Lewes on OCTOBER 25th

FALL SHOWCASE on DECEMBER 6th

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Reserve your Free TICKETS now for our FALL SHOWCASE

Sunday, DECEMBER 6 at 5:00 pm

RSVP via Eventbrite  (click HERE)

Event on Zoom

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Featuring excerpts from new fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and poetry from 2020 . . . glimpses into war zones and present-day Covid-19, looks back to childhood and history, experiences of racism, times of loss and grief, acceptance of periods of solitude and loneliness, transitions, and alighting on moments of communion. Community.

We hope you will join us for an evening of community and writing, veterans’ stories, family members’ experiences, and considerations of a complicated year.

Click HERE to RSVP

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Join us for our FALL SHOWCASE featuring Voices From War participants’ new writing! Coming up on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 at 5pm (on Zoom).

THANK YOU to our Voices From War SUPPORTERS
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
Poets & Writers, Inc. / NYSCA
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
YOU! ~ Individual Supporter Contributions

We are grateful to our community partners / workshop hosts!
14th Street Y (Manhattan)
NYPL – Morris Park (Bronx)

We appreciate your support!

Please consider Voices From War on #GivingTuesday and during our End-of-Year Appeal. Your donation of any size helps support our ongoing programming.

Secure Online Donations: Voices From War

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Voices From War is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Voices From War must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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GUEST AUTHOR Event    

Sunday, OCTOBER 25, 2020, 5:00 pm

Voices From War welcomes Elizabeth Lewes

Author of Little Falls

READING & DISCUSSION with ELIZABETH LEWES

Voices From War, offering writing workshops for veterans and public events since 2013, is pleased to welcome veteran and writer Elizabeth Lewes to read from her debut novel LITTLE FALLS, a mystery set in Eastern Washington State, where Sergeant Camille Waresch returns after deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Elizabeth Lewes expertly threads together this taut narrative unraveling the mystery of a small town murder, while navigating difficulties of single-parenthood and complicated memories of war.
Publishers Weekly praised Lewes’ “outstanding debut” with its “tight, well-constructed plot” and “searing portrait of Camille as she deals with the guilt she feels over her daughter and her general rage at the world.”
Reading will be followed by discussion (with moderator Kara Krauze, Voices From War founder) about writing, PTSD, and veteran experiences, followed by questions from workshop participants and our audience.

Reserve your FREE spot now on Eventbrite to join our conversation with Elizabeth Lewes on Zoom – Sunday, OCTOBER 25, 5pm

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Join us for our FALL SHOWCASE featuring Voices From War participants’ new writing! Coming up on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 at 5pm (on Zoom).


PROGRAMMING Continues ONLINE – COVID-19 Adjustments


FALL 2020: Our programs continue via an online learning platform!

Connecting LIVE for the FALL season during our regularly scheduled class times.

Join us for our FALL OPEN HOUSE – via Zoom

Online:  SUNDAY, SEPT 13, 5:00-6:00 pm

RSVP: info@voicesfromwar.org

WORKSHOPS start in SEPTEMBER – Online via Zoom

SATURDAYS (Morris Park NYPL)  Online:  12:00 pm.   SEPT 19 – DEC 5
WEDNESDAYS (14th Street Y)  Online:  7:00 pm.  SEPT 23 – DEC 9

REGISTER NOW – Details on the WORKSHOPS Page

Thank you to our summer participants for our special June-July 2020 mini-season.
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We are so grateful for our fantastic hosts, both centers of community engagement, the 14th Street Y, serving Manhattan’s East Village for many years, and the Morris Park Library, part of our amazing NYC (NYPL) public library system. Both locations are closed for a time, beginning March 14th. Voices From War has already taken steps this past week, and moved our Voices From War programming to a remote (video conferencing) format on March 11th, using the “Zoom” platform.

While we love and miss our in-person community — we also want to report our successful online community gathering and ongoing engagement with our participants, their writing, literary discussion, and shared conversations! Having a way to continue community engagement–though remote for the time being–is all the more important as we all face necessary measures for social distancing. Twice a week Voices From War continues to be socially connected “live” in real time through our virtual classrooms.

We look forward to meeting you (or seeing you back) and sharing discussions  in our online classrooms.

Please register via our usual Registration links – FALL 2020:

14Y REGISTRATION LINK (Wednesdays, 7pm, Classes):  https://forms.gle/Y5xNsWmAQE71LoXX7
NYPL Bronx REGISTRATION LINK (Saturdays, 12:15 pm, Classes):  https://forms.gle/Uk71yFNduBQda7Uc9

And of course, feel free to reach out with any questions: info@voicesfromwar.org

Wishing everyone well wishes and health as we find new ways to be creative and connected together.

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Stop by the Workshop page for DETAILS

REGISTER NOW (Manhattan & Bronx) – Online

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Join us for our Fall OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, SEPTEMBER 13 (5:00-6:00 pm)

RSVP for Zoom Link

Let us know you’re coming!

RSVP: info@voicesfromwar.org

FALL 2020:

14Y REGISTRATION LINK (Wednesdays, 7pm, Classes):  https://forms.gle/Y5xNsWmAQE71LoXX7
NYPL Bronx REGISTRATION LINK (Saturdays, 12:15 pm, Classes):  https://forms.gle/Uk71yFNduBQda7Uc9

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ARCHIVES –>

Thank you for joining us for TWO fantastic Events in November!

And THANK YOU for YOUR SUPPORT for Voices From War programming!

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You can make a secure online DONATION any time!

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MORE PICTURES up on our BLOG


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 5:00 pm

Voices From War FALL SHOWCASE

at the 14th Street Y

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THANK YOU for a great event on Veterans Day weekend!

New-York Historical Society

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND 2019

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Voices From War: Stories & Conversation on Transitions

MORE DETAILS on the EVENTS Page

Voices From War’s “Writing & Reading War Stories” is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

LMCC serves, connects and makes space for artists and community.

CONTRIBUTORS

THANK YOU to our Voices From War SUPPORTERS
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
Poets & Writers, Inc. / NYSCA
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
YOU! ~ Individual Supporter Contributions

We are grateful to our workshop hosts!
14th Street Y  (Manhattan)
NYPL – Morris Park (Bronx)

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REGISTRATION OPEN

Winter-SPRING 2020 workshop at the 14th Street Y (Manhattan) – Register Now for SPRING

Winter-SPRING workshops begin WED, Feb. 26th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Winter OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, FEBRUARY 9, 4:00-5:30 pm

Bronx SPRING Pre-Registration – OPEN

SATURDAYS – Spring 2020

Feb. 29 – May 16

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Thank you to our READERS & Guests!

THURSDAY, May 23rd, 6:30 pm

Thank you to our Supporters & Participants!

Saturday, DECEMBER 8th

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THANK YOU to our Veterans Day Weekend READERS and the Latimer House Museum!

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Winter-SPRING 2020  – WORKSHOPS

REGISTRATION 

DETAILS on the Workshop Page

PLEASE JOIN US for our Next OPEN HOUSE & Social

Sunday, FEBRUARY 9, 2020 – 4:00 – 5:30 pm

14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street

RSVP: info@voicesfromwar.org

Writing & Reading War Stories

SEASON 14 Workshops  FEB – MAY

BRONX Workshops (The Craft of War Writing)

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Thank you for joining us for…

Voices From War’s 2018 Events

         

THANK YOU to our Voices From War SUPPORTERS
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
Poets & Writers, Inc. / NYSCA
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
YOU! ~ Individual Supporter Contributions

We are grateful to our hosts!
14th Street Y  (Manhattan)
NYPL – Morris Park (Bronx)

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Register now for our SPRING Workshops!

Winter-SPRING 2020  – WORKSHOPS

REGISTRATION  is OPEN

THANK YOU to our participants and audience for making our 2018 Programming such a success!

   

Make sure you’re on our mailing list for future updates!

Please see the sidebar to FOLLOW posts on our Blog, catch our UPCOMING NEWS, and to sign up for our NEWSLETTER. 

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Thank you! 

Tuesday, MAY 15th, 2018, 7:00 pm

Voices From War at the Poets & Writers Connecting Cultures Reading

Hosted by the Center for Book Arts

THANK YOU to Poets & Writers (& the Center for Book Arts for hosting)… a wonderful evening of readings!!

And thank you to all of the excellent readers, including our two VOICES FROM WAR participants!

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Thank you to The Rona Jaffe Foundation for ongoing support 2016-19!

Thank you to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council for support in 2017, 2018 & 2019!

Thank you to Poets & Writers for support for our workshops since 2013!

Thank you to Amazon Literary Partnership for past grant support in 2017 – 2019!

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We are grateful to our workshop hosts!

The 14th Street Y, hosting Voices From War since 2013!

The Morris Park NYPL, hosting Voices From War’s Bronx collaboration, The Craft of War Writing, since 2016!

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VOICES FROM WAR’S Writing & Reading War Stories is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.
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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.

       
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"The Craft of War Writing" is offered in collaboration with VOICES FROM WAR, offering writing workshops for veterans since 2013, and with support from the Morris Park NYPL.
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     JUNE 25, 2017

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017

NYC – 14th Street Y

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**  YOU, our SUPPORTERS, help make Voices From War workshops and events possible. Grant support alone does not cover all programming and events.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to directly support our instructors, costs of materials, and Voices From War programming! ** 

**  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.

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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!  **

 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!
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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.

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

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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 (entering our seventh year!) and expand, including 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.

https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=10933

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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.

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For additional DETAILS: Click WORKSHOP

QUESTIONS?

EMAIL: info@voicesfromwar.org


And be sure to join our MAILING LIST!

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VETERANS WEEK 2014

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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What we do…         Voices from War - Logo_cropped

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
Spring 2020  ▪  NYC Season 14  ▪  Starts FEB 26
We are proud and excited to be in our SEVENTH year of workshops!  Thank you to each and every one of you – all of our remarkable participants – for these first SIX YEARS.

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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.

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

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*  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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VOICES FROM WAR’S Writing & Reading War Stories in the 21st Century is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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

Thank you to The Rona Jaffe Foundation for ongoing support 2016-2020!

Thank you to Poets & Writers for support for our workshops since 2013.

Thank you to Amazon Literary Partnership for past grant support in 2017 and 2018!

Thank you to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council for support from 2017 to 2020!

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?

    Thanks

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