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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

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FREE option or Supporter options available

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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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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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We are thrilled to have new support in 2017 from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council for Voices From War’s writing workshop for veterans hosted by the 14th Street Y — Writing and Reading War Stories in the 21st Century

THANK YOU LMCC, NYC DCA and City Council for valuing our 2017 programming and honoring Voices From War with a Creative Learning Grant for this program!

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

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

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

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

 

And 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. THANK YOU!

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We hope you can JOIN US for our next READING on JUNE 25th!

The CRAFT of WAR WRITING – 3rd Season – STARTING SOON – #BRONX

The CRAFT of WAR WRITING – Season 3 – Voices From War – Collaboration in the BRONX

The CRAFT of WAR WRITING starts MARCH 18th

10 Sessions – SPRING 2017 – in the BRONX

MARCH 18 – JUNE 10

SPRING DATES:  MARCH 18  ▪  APRIL 1, 8, 15, & 29    MAY 6, 13, & 20   JUNE 3 & 10 

Bronx REGISTRATION (Spring 2017)https://goo.gl/forms/l7qUVf7juyAjSczV2

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

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.

Questions? Contact: info@voicesfromwar.org

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.

REGISTER NOW for The CRAFT of WAR WRITING, a writing and reading series on experiences of war.

VoicesFromWar.org

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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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Voices From War – Season 5 at the 14th Street Y – Starts Tonight!Voices_VfW_blue_

Excited for more great discussions as we begin our THIRD YEAR of workshops:

 

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