Category Archives: News & Updates – VfW

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND – Saturday READING at Latimer House

Happy Veterans Day

We hope to see you THIS AFTERNOON!

Join VOICES FROM WAR for Veterans Day Weekend – Saturday, NOVEMBER 10th!

  LEWIS LATIMER HOUSE MUSEUM

  3441 137th St., Flushing, NY  11354

      Presenting new veterans’ writing

READING & Reception   –  3:00 pm

Celebrating and honoring veterans and veteran stories in the historic home of African-American and Union Army Civil War veteran Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928).

FREE Tickets on Eventbrite

Come hear original writing by veterans and Voices From War participants on Veterans Day Weekend.

#MoreVoices

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And don’t miss our Next Reading on Saturday, DECEMBER 8th!

 

Intrepid After Hours with Voices From War – NOV 30th!

Register NOW for Voices From War at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum – free registration on Eventbrite

#veterans     #MoreVoices  #NYC

PLUS … Don’t miss our other upcoming Voices From War EVENTS:

Two FALL-WINTER READINGS!

Veterans Day Weekend:  Saturday, NOVEMBER 10th, 3:00 pm

Voices From War at Lewis Latimer House Museum

     at Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Queens, NY  11354

Free Registration on Eventbrite

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End-of-Season:  Saturday, DECEMBER 8th, 3:00 pm

The Craft of War Writing – Voices in the Bronx

    at Morris Park Public Library, 985 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY  10462

 

We hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events!

Facebook: @VoicesFromWar
Twitter: @voicesfromwar

This NOVEMBER! – Voices From War at Lewis Latimer House Museum

Join VOICES FROM WAR for Veterans Day Weekend – Saturday, NOVEMBER 10th!

Reserve your FREE Tickets on Eventbrite

And find the Event on Facebook….

PLUS … Don’t miss our other upcoming Voices From War EVENTS:

Friday, NOVEMBER 30th

Voices From War returns to Intrepid After Hours

at the INTREPID Sea, Air, & Space Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th St., NY, NY  10036

This event is open to veterans and service members.

Free Registration (required) on Eventbrite

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Saturday, DECEMBER 8th, 3:00 pm

Winter Reading

The Craft of War Writing – Voices in the Bronx

    at Morris Park Public Library, 985 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY  10462

We hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events!

Facebook: @VoicesFromWar
Twitter: @voicesfromwar

TOMORROW! – Open House & Social – Join Voices From War this SATURDAY!

Fall OPEN HOUSE & SOCIAL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, 4:00-5:30 pm

14th Street Y, 344 East 14th St., NY, NY  10003

Let us know you’re coming…

RSVP  email: info@voicesfromwar.org

Dedicated instructors and an engaged community of veterans and family member/civilians.

Voices From War’s Fall REGISTRATION is OPEN!

Come check out our Fall workshops – work on your story (memoir, fiction, poetry) with fellow veterans…

More details below and on the workshops page.

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AND… Please SAVE the DATES!

A Voices From War READING at

The Latimer House Museum (Queens)

Saturday, NOVEMBER 10th, 3:00 pm

and

Voices From War in the Bronx

The Craft of War Writing READING

at the Morris Park NYPL

Saturday, DECEMBER 8th, 3:00 pm

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

FALL REGISTRATION – Voices From War – #writing

Fall REGISTRATION is OPEN!

Come check out our Fall workshops – work on your story (memoir, fiction, poetry) with fellow veterans…

MANHATTAN (Registration) (14th Street Y, near Union Square) – WEDNESDAYS, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
BRONX (Registration) (Morris Park NYPL) – SATURDAYS, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm

Dedicated instructors and engaged community of veterans and family member/civilians.

THANK YOU to Nina Semczuk for dedicated instruction 2017-18!
And a huge WELCOME to Siobhan Adcock, author of The Completionist, joining Scott Reel in the classroom (14th Street Y – Manhattan) this FALL!

More DETAILS:  Workshops Page & Below

About the Instructors –> click Here
QUESTIONS?  email: info@voicesfromwar.org
PLUS:  Don’t miss our…

Fall OPEN HOUSE & SOCIAL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, 4:00-5:30 pm

14th Street Y, 344 East 14th St., NY, NY  10003

Let us know you’re coming…

RSVP  email: info@voicesfromwar.org

 

Whether you’re just thinking about getting some of your experiences down on paper, or have already been writing, join us for the FALL season (10 Sessions – Manhattan or Bronx) for stories, community, and new skills.

Our stories aren’t always easy to share or explain. In this workshop, we talk about techniques for getting started and for moving forward. Maybe you want to find ways to explain military experience, including combat, to family and friends. Or you may be interested in publication, and want to explore possibilities for sharing fiction or true experiences with a wider audience.
Join fellow veterans in a friendly community this FALL for Voices From War’s writing workshop for veterans.
Voices From War has been running writing workshops for veterans (and family members) since 2013.  All levels welcome.
Additional DETAILS on the Workshops page.

REGISTER NOW:

Manhattan:  https://goo.gl/forms/QrQqQvZioqrWC0EF3
Bronx:  https://goo.gl/forms/i8luvheb8N5gonAY2

THANK YOU to our READERS and GUESTS on June 3rd, 2018, at our Summer Reading VETERAN MOSAIC!

Thank you Amazon Literary Partnership for another year of support (2018-19)!
Thank you Poets & Writers for Spring and Fall 2018 support for teaching artists Nina Semczuk and Siobhan Adcock!

Thank you to all of our participants, instructors, and supporters for our Spring 2018 season!

 

 

Kara Krauze
Founder, Director
Voices From War

Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org

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Upcoming EVENTS – Voices From War and friends…

Upcoming EVENTS – Voices From War and friends…

Tuesday, MAY 15th, 2018

6:30 pm Reception  ~  7:00 pm READING

VOICES FROM WAR at the Poets & Writers’

9th Annual

Connecting Cultures Reading

   Including 2 Voices From War readers

Hosted by the Center for Book Arts

28 West 27th St., 3rd Floor, NY, NY  10001

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Sunday, JUNE 3rd, 6:00 pm

Our next Voices From War READING

Voices From War

presents

Veteran Mosaic

6:00 pm ~ Sunday, JUNE 3rd, 2018

Reading and Reception

The Theater at the 14th Street Y – 344 East 14th St., NY, NY  10003

TICKETS available NOW via EVENTBRITE

Click HERE for TICKETS

FREE option or Supporter options available

And stop by our FACEBOOK Event page to show your support there too!

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Click HERE for TICKETS

Other NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

4/27/18: CONFERENCE on  moral injury - "Moral Transformation and War" . . .  Thank you to Hunter College and Professor Christa Acampora for including Voices From War on April 27th - a great group of presentations! Voices From War, director Kara Krauze presented with writer Teresa Fazio. Voices From War:  Bridging Divides: Writing a Kaleidoscope of Experience

From Snow… to Spring – NEWS

NEWS Bulletin – Voices From War and friends…

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This FRIDAY, APRIL 27th, Conference (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm) – Hunter College

CONFERENCE on  moral injury – “Moral Transformation and War”

Voices From War, director Kara Krauze presenting with writer Teresa Fazio – afternoon session (2:00-4:00 pm)
Voices From War:  Bridging Divides: Writing a Kaleidoscope of Experience

DETAILShttp://www.moralinjuryandwarproject.com/conference-program.html

Hunter College – Roosevelt House
47-49 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Four Freedom Room
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SAVE the DATE ! Sunday, JUNE 3rd!

For our next Voices From War READING

 

Voices From War

presents

Veteran Mosaic

6:00 pm ~ Sunday, JUNE 3rd, 2018

The Theater at the 14th Street Y – 344 East 14th St., NY, NY  10003

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Tuesday, MAY 15th, 2018

6:30 pm Reception  ~  7:00 pm READING

VOICES FROM WAR at the Poets & Writers’

9th Annual

Connecting Cultures Reading

   Including 2 Voices From War readers.

Hosted by the Center for Book Arts

28 West 27th St., 3rd Floor, NY, NY  10001

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A Voices From War WORKSHOP on the INTREPID

INTREPID AFTER HOURS”

New Date Coming Soon

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NEW SEASON! – Thank you! #LMCC and #Poets&Writers

Great news!

THANK YOU! to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC.net) for a second year of support for VOICES FROM WAR’s Writing and Reading War Stories in the 21st Century.
And THANK YOU once again to Poets & Writers for supporting Voices From War through support for our Teaching Artists. This season… co-Instructor, Nina Semczuk!
A great way to celebrate the START of our 10th SEASONTHIS WEEK at long-time supporter and HOST the 14th Street Y!
Manhattan REGISTRATION – Workshops (Season 10) – Starting Soon!
Bronx REGISTRATION – Workshops (Season 5) – Starts in March!

Thank you to all of our supporters, funders, volunteers, instructors, and participants for almost five years of writing workshops for veterans.

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We offer a veteran-focused space for reading and writing your stories (fiction, memoir, or poetry) about experiences of war, conflict, and material of meaning to participants, including veterans and military family members, with diverse backgrounds and eras of service.

#MoreVoices

#community

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QUESTIONS?  Contact: info@voicesfromwar.org

Looking for READING and WRITING in the BRONX?
The Craft of War Writing – Season 5 – STARTS March 10th!
With Jeremy Warneke and John LoSasso

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.
  NYC - Manhattan: Writing & Reading War Stories in the 21st Century

          ~ This class is hosted by the 14th Street Y. ~
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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.
Voices From War is grateful to THE RONA JAFFE FOUNDATION for ongoing organizational support for our programming since 2016 and to AMAZON LITERARY PARTNERSHIP for new support in 2017.
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                 BRONX - The Craft of War Writing
                 w/ Jeremy Warneke & John LoSasso

"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 and the Bronx Council on the Arts.
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The Craft of War Writing workshop series is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Greater New York Arts Development Fund Program.*
2016 & 2017 (*2018 pending)

VoicesFromWar.org

OPEN HOUSE – Join Voices From War on FEB 11th!

We hope you can join us for Voices From War’s

WINTER 2018 – OPEN HOUSE

SUNDAY, February 11th, 4:00-6:00 pm

at the 14th St Y

344 East 14th Street

New York, NY  10003

Come meet and chat with Voices From War instructors and catch up with previous workshop attendees and welcome interested new participants.
Refreshments will be served.

PLUS, REGISTRATION for Winter-SPRING 2018 is OPEN!

NYC-Manhattan (14th St Y) – Workshops start FEBRUARY 28th (Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.) – Click to REGISTER NOW

Bronx (Morris Park NYPL) – Workshops start MARCH 10th (Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) – Click to REGISTER NOW

More DETAILS on the WORKSHOPS Page

FLYERS below

PDF Flyers available upon request.

 

 

We hope to see you for our OPEN HOUSE!
Sunday, FEBRUARY 11th, 4:00-6:00 pm

14th St Y, 344 East 14th St., NY, NY  10003

RSVP or questions: info@voicesfromwar.org

Thank you to our Fall 2017 participants for another great season @14StreetY and @NYPL #MorrisPark
#MoreVoices

 

Thank you! & End-of-Year Appeal!

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.
  • 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!

#MoreVoices

To make a tax-deductible donation, visit our fiscal sponsorship page on Fractured Atlas.

Warmest wishes!

With thanks,

Kara  & the Voices From War team!

Kara Krauze
Founder, Director
Voices From War

Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org

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