Greetings & Happy Holidays!
We’ve had another exciting and full year at Voices From War — with more on the horizon! Some highlights below as we look forward to a new year and celebrate the good in 2017! We hope you can take a moment to share in our ongoing successes.
To all of our Voices From War supporters Thank you! and, if you’re able, please consider making an end-of-year donation, as we head towards 2018!
Another great year of WORKSHOPS – Manhattan & Bronx
Thank you to our hosts!
The 14th Street Y in Manhattan, where we just concluded our 9th Season! with Writing and Reading War Stories in the 21st Century
The Morris Park Library (NYPL) in the Bronx, where The Craft of War Writing recently wrapped up Season 4!
REGISTRATION for Winter-Spring 2018 begins in January!
OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, FEBRUARY 11th, 4:00-6:00 pm. Join us! #14Y
2018: Winter-SPRING – Season 10: Manhattan workshops moving to Wednesday! Starting FEB 28th, 7:00-9:00 pm.
2018: Spring – Season 5: Bronx still on Saturdays, new time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., starting in March.
Public Reading in the Theater at the 14th Street Y! June 25th, 2017 – Wow!
Writing & Reading War Stories in the 21st Century – Our workshop participants shared their work with a fantastic audience in the Theater this past June! STAY TUNED for Next JUNE – June 3rd, 2018 – Back in the Theater at 14Y!
The New-York Historical Society – Amazing Veterans Weekend – Nov. 12, 2017 – Thank you!
What a thrill to share current and recent participants’ original stories with new audiences! Fabulous readings followed by important conversations with Voices From War on November 12th, uptown at the New-York Historical Society, part of the NYHS Veterans Day Weekend 2017! We heard from some of our Vietnam veteran participants along with recent veterans, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Family Day at the NYU Military Family Clinic
It was great to share Voices From War’s model with veteran and military family members, once again, at the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Military Family Clinic (NYU Langone) this past January!
The INTREPID Sea, Air and Space Museum – Intrepid After Hours – Voices From War returns MARCH 2018!
We had a great time running a Voices From War workshop for Intrepid After Hours in November 2016 — and we can’t wait to return in March! (Veterans: Save the date! Wednesday, March 21st, approx 5:00 pm)
Additional HONORS and EVENTS
- Another scintillating and heartwarming roundtable, last May, at Poets & Writers, discussing workshops supported by Poets & Writers Readings & Workshops grants around NYC.
- The chance to speak to a packed room of arts providers and supporters at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council‘s Annual LMCC Community Arts Breakfast, speaking about Voices From War’s work.
- Attendance at an evening in September honoring The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards recipients.
- More participant publication news! — coming soon to the website — including work in Foliate Oak … War, Literature, and the Arts … The War Horse … Proud to Be … itscomplicated.vet … and more!
- We’ve had some amazing guest authors and writing professionals over the years, some of them with new books and other publication news. Don’t forget to check out their work! Including: Christopher Paul Wolfe, Boris Fishman, Nicole Goodwin, Roxana Robinson, Maurice DeCaul, Peter Blackstock, Siobhan Adcock, Cathy Linh Che, Phil Klay, Rob Spillman….
Thank you, writers and publishers!
NEW and Continued SUPPORT
We are thrilled to have received new support in 2017 from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Amazon Literary Partnership, and we are so grateful for continued support from Poets & Writers and The Rona Jaffe Foundation!
More instructors! Two new Teaching Associates joined us this past year, Nina Semczuk (teaching with Kara Krauze) in Manhattan and John LoSasso (teaching with Jeremy Warneke) in the Bronx. We are thrilled to have both of them moving to co-Instructor in 2018! And we welcome another new Instructor, Scott Reel, to the 14th Street Y workshop for Winter-Spring 2018!
More workshop opportunities – coming soon! We are excited to be planning toward a new mini-workshop effort with particular attention to issues affecting veterans and the broader community. Through our new pilot Voices Initiatives we will strive to bring together engaged veterans and non-veterans with shared stake in a common theme. We are looking at Disability and Diversity for our pilot programming themes.
Stay tuned and stop by the website for more updates, new bios, upcoming 2018 REGISTRATION and MORE!
As always, each of you continues to make Voices From War’s successes and ongoing growth possible — through your participation, whether as attendee, audience member, supporter, volunteer, engaged community members and contributors!
Thank you! We hope you will continue to follow our progress in 2018, participate in our workshops and attend our events!
And please consider making an end-of-year contribution.
ALL donations help support our ongoing success, showing our community-based support and community engagement! Whether you can give $20 or $200, or somewhere in between, your support helps us grow and strive!
Here’s to a rewarding and healthy New Year, rich with community and more stories!
Kara & the Voices From War team!
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