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Don’t Miss – This SATURDAY! – “The Craft of War Writing – Voices in the Bronx”

We look forward to seeing you this SATURDAY, Dec. 8th for our NEXT Reading!

Writing from our Bronx workshop The Craft of War Writing

 This SATURDAY!

DECEMBER 8, 2018, 3:00 pm
The Craft of War Writing – Voices in the Bronx
Reading & Reception
Morris Park Library
985 Morris Park Ave., Bronx, NY  10462
 
RSVP on EVENTBRITE

Morris Park Library, host to the Craft of War Writing workshop (2016-2018), will be joined by other Voices From War writers to share new poetry, memoir, and fiction about war and diverse veteran experiences.

 
Featuring 7 participants from our Bronx and Manhattan workshops:
Omar Columbus, Rafael Diaz, Leo Farley, Pablo Foster, John LoSasso, Phil Nerges, Jeanne Swartele-Wood
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CONGRATULATIONS to three of our instructors for their appearance on BronxNet TV show “Open” this week!  Jeremy Warneke and John LoSasso (The Craft of War Writing – Bronx) and Siobhan Adcock (14th Street Y – Manhattan).
You can catch the Voices From War segment around 13 minutes into the show.
   
THANK YOU to the Latimer House Museum for welcoming Voices From War readers on November 10th!

THANK YOU to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

for offering a Voices From War workshop at the November 30th Intrepid After Hours.     

Thanks, as ever, for your support!

Very best,
Kara

Kara Krauze
Founder, Director
Voices From War

Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org

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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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Time for WRITING in the BRONX…

Registration OPEN – NYC FALL workshops

REGISTRATION for The CRAFT of WAR WRITING in the BRONX is OPEN!

FALL 2017 – CLASSES Start SATURDAY, SEPT 9th – Morris Park NYPL

PLUS Join us for our Voices From War OPEN HOUSE

SUNDAY, SEPT 10th, 4:00-6:00 pm

RSVP: info@voicesfromwar.org

OPEN HOUSE: in Manhattan – (East Village) – a short walk or subway ride from Union Square.

VOICES FROM WAR’s Manhattan workshop (Season 9) STARTS TUESDAY, SEPT 19th

REGISTRATION & DETAILS – BRONX & MANHATTAN:  on the WORKSHOPS Page

OPEN HOUSE & SOCIAL - FALL 2017 - SEPT 10th, 4:00-6:00 pm
14th Street Y - host to Voices From War (NYC-Manhattan) workshop
344 East 14th Street
NY, NY  10003

RSVP (preferred) & Questions: info@voicesfromwar.org
Join us for conversation & light refreshments.
A chance to connect with past participants, meet the instructors, and talk to other veterans.
Family members (and interested civilians) also welcome.
NYC and full metro area.
Join fellow veterans and engaged civilians for this opportunity to read and write about experiences of war. Past workshops have read great work from a wide range of writers, including work from contemporary veterans such as Maurice Decaul, Matt Gallagher, Nicole Goodwin, and Phil Klay; plus writers such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, Siobhan Adcock, Elie Wiesel, and Stephen King. Come see who’s next…
FALL 2017 – BRONX Workshop – The Craft of War Writing – REGISTRATION OPEN

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NYC – MANHATTAN: Registration & Details

VOICES FROM WAR – Writing and Reading War Stories in the 21st Century

PLUS: SAVE THE DATE! – VETERANS DAY WEEKEND

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12th

Voices From War at the New York Historical Society

Mark your calendars and join us for great new writing from our NYC veterans!

Stay tuned for more details & check back on our EVENTS page…

 

 

THANK YOU, Readers, Supporters and Audience!

THANK YOU, everyone! for such a fantastic evening of Voices From War‘s “21st Century War Stories”!

First short video glimpse here of our JUNE 25th event!

READERS, Instructors, & Volunteers!
Jeremy H. Warneke, Siobhan Adcock, Nina Semczuk, Jeff Loeb, John LoSasso, Ted Hayes, Ken Sander, Amanda Briggs, Rafael Diaz, Ronnie Balog, Phil Nerges, Vic Ruggiero, Leo Farley, Kara Krauze, Louis Gaudio,The Craft of War Writing, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 14th Street Y
Thank you ALL and THANK YOU to our Supporters and Audience!
#MoreVoices #writing #veterans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION & OPEN HOUSE – New SEASON: #MoreVoices

 

THIS WEEKEND!

Come on out of the snow (or whatever the weather throws us) for our next…

VOICES FROM WAROPEN HOUSE!

THIS SUNDAY, FEB 12th –> 4:00-6:00 PM

Come learn more about Voices From War and our workshops:

Join us for cheese & crackers, conversation, and a chance to visit with past participants and new ones!

Missed our end-of-year wrap-up? See below – or check out the Voices From War BLOG.

Looking forward to seeing you on SUNDAY!

Click HERE to RSVP

Or, email:  info@voicesfromwar.org

Or (last minute change of plans?) – come on by!

14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street
(between 1st & 2nd Ave.)
New York, NY  10003
 

REGISTRATION for NYC (Manhattan) is OPEN:

Classes begin (Season 8): FEB 28th

Bronx registration – coming soon!

NEW SEASON of Workshops – STARTS Tuesdays – FEB 28th

REGISTRATION (Winter-Spring 2017):

https://goo.gl/forms/dSDiQ8qO7uAr4Liv2

DETAILS:  https://voicesfromwar.org/workshop/

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Voices From War – OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, FEB 12th, 4:00-6:00 pm!

RSVP now:  https://goo.gl/forms/jYkJ4EmuRf9k95D82

 

Happy Holidays! And our END-OF-YEAR APPEAL!

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters!

Greetings! with warm wishes for this holiday season and a fulfilling and happy new year ahead! It has been a busy and exciting season at Voices From War, culminating earlier this month with our fabulous WINTER READING! Another CONGRATULATIONS to our writers and the skill with which they shared their stories on December 10th. All ten readers were participants this fall in our Voices From War workshop hosted by the 14th Street Y in Manhattan. And it was also exciting to welcome a group of participants attending from our collaboration in the Bronx!group_pic_b__voices_from_war_winter_reading_12-10-16

As we wrap up the year, thinking back and looking forward, we offer thanks to all of you who have supported Voices From War in so many ways this year, with your time, your words and deeds, your valuable contributions. If you have not made a donation to Voices From War this year, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help support our workshops and programming. We cannot offer our signature quality instruction and engaging readings without you – our supporters, our audience, all of you, both veterans and civilians, who care about the stories our veterans have to tell and the community in which discussions, reading, and writing grow.

A few highlights from 2016!

Tango on the Balcony:  We continued partnering with independent short film Tango on the Balcony, including screenings in NYC and multiple international awards (check out their web page for updates!)

Library of America – WW1 Centennial commemorations:  We continued our participation with the Library of America’s exciting program honoring American involvement in WWI – World War I and America, a 2-year initiative with lots happening in 2017 (be sure to check for updates and programming news!)

Including a list of books (and music) written by veterans

The INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum:  On November 14th, we were thrilled to run a stand-alone Voices From War writing workshop (part of Intrepid After Hours) on the historic Intrepid!

The Rona Jaffe Foundation: We are grateful for new grant support from the Rona Jaffe Foundation!

Poets & Writers: We are grateful for continued support from Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops program! You can also read a short piece about part of my (Kara’s) personal story in Poets & Writers Magazine (Nov/Dec 2016).

Publication News!

Nate Bethea (14th Street Y co-instructor, 2014-16) published several pieces in the New York Times this year (plus, read on for book news)…

Jeremy Warneke (The Craft of War Writing – Bronx collaboration) has published a number of personal essays, including for Task & Purpose and Intersections International

Jeff Loeb (instructor in 2015 for our Bronx Vet Center collaboration and ongoing participant) published a multi-part memoir piece in War, Literature, & the Arts this fall…

Participant, John LoSasso (Bronx: The Craft of War Writing), had a short story accepted for publication in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Vol. 5…

CONGRATULATIONS to our instructors and all of our participants on their writing accomplishments!

In the NEW YEAR, we’ll be working to bring you a better forum on the website for keeping up with Voices From War participants’ published work, as well as more opportunities to share what they’ve been writing!

COMING UP!

NYU Military Family Clinic: A Voices From War workshop during FAMILY DAY on January 28th

Open House at the 14th Street Y – SAVE THE DATE: February 12th

Season 8  – Voices From War’s writing workshop at the 14th Street Y – Starts FEB 28th – REGISTRATION Opens in January

Season 3  – The Craft of War Writing in the Bronx – Starts again in March 2017 – Details & Registration coming soon

Plus, in the community: JAN 10th at the STRAND BOOKS – Don’t miss the NYC Book Launch of THE ROAD AHEAD: Stories from the Forever War, ed. by Adrian Bonenberger and Brian Castner, which includes work from Voices From War instructor Nate Bethea and past Voices From War participants, including Kristen Rouse (founder of NYC Veterans Alliance) and Teresa Fazio, with contributions from esteemed writers we’ve been thrilled to welcome as guests to the Voices classroom, including… art work from veteran-writer Ben Busch and with an introduction by acclaimed novelist (SPARTA) Roxana Robinson — and many other fantastic veteran writers! (Plus, you can also find new work from Teresa Fazio in the exciting new anthology RETIRE THE COLORS, ed. by Dario DiBattista.)

THANK YOU to Nate Bethea for his two and a half years of dedication as co-instructor at the 14th Street Y! And THANK YOU to Jeremy Warneke for a fabulous first year of collaboration – The Craft of War Writing in the Bronx! THANK YOU to the Morris Park Public Library and the Bronx Council on the Arts for support for The Craft of War Writing; and THANK YOU for support in Manhattan from our host the 14th Street Y!

YOUR SUPPORT and tax-deductible DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution as we close 2016, or even a monthly recurring donation throughout 2017, whatever your giving level.

THANK YOU to each of you for your support for Voices From War and veteran stories!

Here’s to a healthy and fulfilling 2017!

Warm wishes,

Kara

Kara Krauze
kara@voicesfromwar.org

Founder, Director
Voices From War

Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org

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“Tango” NY Film Premiere & More!    

Last year, Voices From War partnered with Tango on the Balcony, a narrative short film project telling the visceral story of a veteran dealing with post-traumatic stress after service in Iraq.

The NY Premiere of Cyprian Films‘ narrative short film Tango on the Balcony is this weekend!

==> Tango on the Balcony NY PREMIERE

SUNDAY, JUNE 12th, 11:00 a.m.

at the SoHo Film Festival
RESERVE your TICKETS herehttp://www.tangoonthebalcony.com/screenings/

PLUS!

COME SEE one of our Voices From War workshop participant’s own work on stage!

==> Phil Nerges’s show!  “Don’t Feed The Cats”

Talented writer, songwriter, and poet, PHIL NERGES, served as a contractor in Iraq. His humility, intelligence, and soulful way with words have impressed many of us! Whether you’ve met Phil in the Voices From War classroom, heard him read at our event last November, or haven’t yet had the chance… we hope you can come see his exciting new production in NYC before it heads to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland!

NEXT WEEK in Brooklyn!

THURS., JUNE 16th, 7:30 pm (Doors Open)
http://www.lomtheater.org/swordraiser-x.html

FROM the Producers:

“A brand new blues-rock greek tragedy about war profiteering, explosive highways and hungry cats. Give our show a NYC send off before we sail over the Atlantic to present at this year’s EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL!”

THANK YOU to all of our workshop participants – and our supporters! – this Spring. What a great season!

With a special THANK YOU and “Shout Out” to…

Host of our NYC Manhattan workshop – the 14th Street Y!
NYC co-instructor NATE BETHEA! and NYC participant mentor AMANDA BRIGGS!
Our BRONX collaboration – The CRAFT of WAR WRITING with JEREMY WARNEKE!
Host to The CRAFT of WAR WRITING – the Morris Park Library and the NYPL!
Support from POETS & WRITERS’ Readings & Workshop Series (Manhattan)!
Support for The CRAFT of WAR WRITING from the BRONX  COUNCIL on the ARTS!

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NEWS “Bites” (+ Open House!)

Voices From War  –  NEWS “Bites”
from our email Newsletter on Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy weekend!

A few quick updates from Voices From War for your weekend! Whether or not you’re getting ready for Sunday’s Super Bowl… we look forward to seeing a crowd of you at our OPEN HOUSE! That’s THIS SUNDAY!   Voices - Logo

Voices From War – OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY, February 7th, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
HOST:  14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, NY, NY  10003

Giving you time to stop by, stay a while, and make it home for the big game!

RSVPs appreciatedinfo@voicesfromwar.org

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Voices From War’s Writing Workshops for Veterans
NEW SEASON –
Starts Soon!

*Flyer attached

WINTER-SPRING WORKSHOPS* start in Manhattan on FEBRUARY 23rd – with 10 Tuesday evening sessions between Feb. 23rd and MAY 24th.
REGISTRATION:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OgAh0CfROPg9jl24Q48Ybk5HH-OR4L45enGKPUnZRl4/viewform?c=0&w=1

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DETAILS:  https://voicesfromwar.org/workshop

Questions?   Come by Sunday’s Open House!  Can’t make it to the open house?  Email us at info@voicesfromwar.org

QUICK NEWS & UPDATES

A READING!
  • TWO Voices From War veteran-writers recently read new work at The On and Off Series at Over the Eight in Brooklyn! It was wonderful to hear exciting fiction and non-fiction from Mario Bonifacio and Jeremy Warneke! Thanks to hosts Daniel Zee Husson and Mx Bean for their wonderful reading series – and check back on their FB page for more upcoming readings! (And if our pictures aren’t too blurry, we’ll post some of those soon too!)

https://www.facebook.com/events/557940791025306/

PUBLICATION!
  • Jeremy Warneke, a prior Voices From War participant (and valued member of the veteran-writing community, plus upcoming instructor) recently had an important essay published by Task & Purpose. Jeremy shares some of his own experiences along with research about the under-discussed topic of accidental deaths in the military.

http://taskandpurpose.com/the-tragic-truth-of-accidental-deaths-in-combat-zones/  Jeremy_Warneke_in_Task&Purpose_1-28-16

THE NEW YORK TIMES!
  • If you missed VOICES FROM WAR leader and co-instructor NATE BETHEA‘s recent Op-Ed in the New York Times, be sure to check it out now. Well reasoned, thoughtful, emotionally powerful, and fantastically written, “The Truth About PTSD” is a Don’t Miss for veterans and civilians, whether familiar with experiences of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) or new to its effects.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/23/opinion/sarah-palin-this-is-what-ptsd-is-really-like.html   IMG_4598(1)

If you missed all of our exciting DECEMBER NEWS, be sure to stop by the website!

(We’re working to get our fall Newsletters posted on the blog page!)

https://voicesfromwar.org/blog/  Voices from War_Pen-Paper

DECEMBER:  https://voicesfromwar.org/2015/12/29/december-newsletter/

HOPE to see you for the VOICES FROM WAR OPEN HOUSE on SUNDAY!

Best wishes,
Kara & the Voices From War Team

Please keep in touch through our Facebook page and Twitter (and Instagram now too) and don’t forget to check back on our blog and website:

http://voicesfromwar.org
@voicesfromwar

Kara Krauze
Founder, Director
Voices From War
Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org
Email: kara@voicesfromwar.org

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