Tag Archives: veteran stories

Join us! Veterans Day WEEKEND – NOV 9th at the NYHS

We hope you can JOIN US for our next PARTNER READING on NOVEMBER 9th!

MARK your CALENDARS! Veterans Day Weekend 2019

Saturday, NOVEMBER 9th, 2019

Voices From War at the

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PLUS:  Save-the-Date – 11/24/19

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 2019  at  5:00 pm

Voices From War SHOWCASE at the 14th Street Y

 

2:00 pm – Reading & moderated Discussion

FEATURING Six Voices From War READERS, Veterans & Family members.

Mark Your Calendar NOW!

             

Via New-York Historical Society (phone, email, or website link)

Free with Museum Admission (Veterans Free NOV 9, 2019)

https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/veterans-day-weekend-voices-war-performance

RSVP for Public Programs not required but recommended. Space is limited; those without RSVPs cannot be guaranteed a seat. To RSVP, contact the Call Center at 212-485-9268 or call.center@nyhistory.org.

Our Voices From War READERS will share original writing on experiences of military service, war, and transitions (Vietnam-era, recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in between).

            FEATURING:

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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Voices From War is grateful for the support of our contributors!

Please consider supporting Voices From War’s workshops and programming by making a tax-deductible donation through our Fiscal Sponsor, FRACTURED ATLAS, by visiting our page or through our website. THANK YOU!

Tax-deductible donations: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=10933

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REGISTRATION Open (FALL 2019 Writing Workshops) – #MoreVoices

Voices From War 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.

Whether you’re just thinking about getting some of your experiences down on paper, or have already been writing, join us for 10 Sessions in Manhattan or the 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.

Fall OPEN HOUSE & SOCIAL

SEPT 8th!

We hope you can join us!

SUNDAY, 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.

FALL REGISTRATION is OPEN!

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Voices From War in the Bronx – The Craft of War Writing

BRONX Registration is OPEN:

Bronx Workshops: Saturdays, SEPT 21st – DEC 7th

Manhattan Workshops: Wednesdays, SEPT 18th – DEC 4th

 

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

More DETAILS:  Workshops Page & Below

About the Instructors –> click Here

QUESTIONS?  email: info@voicesfromwar.org

Very best,
Kara & the Voices From War team

Kara Krauze
Founder, Director

Voices From War
Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org

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Join fellow veterans in a friendly community this FALL for Voices From War’s writing workshop for veterans.
REGISTRATION Links
Manhattan: Here (Wednesdays / Starts Sept. 18)
Bronx: Here (Saturdays / Starts Sept. 21)
Voices From War has been running writing workshops for veterans (and family members) since 2013.  All levels welcome.
Thank you to all of our participants, instructors, and supporters for our Spring 2019 season!
For more Photos and News…visit our BLOG!

Spring “Pop-Up” Reading & celebration w/ Voices From War

We hope you can join us

THIS THURSDAY!

Voices From War invites you to our
Spring Salon – “Pop-Up Reading!”

Come raise a glass and hear excerpts from our workshops!

Featuring participants from Voices From War’s veteran writing workshops
from Winter-Spring 2019 – our 12th Season!

WHEN: Thursday, MAY 23rd, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Our classroom at the 14th Street Y
14th Street Y, 344 East 14th St., NY, NY 10003

WHO: You! Our community of friends, colleagues, supporters!

Please RSVP by email: info@voicesfromwar.org

We hope to see you there!

Bronx #writing STARTS SATURDAY! – #MoreVoices

Bronx workshops start SATURDAY!

Voices From War in the Bronx – The Craft of War Writing

Workshops run on Saturdays MARCH 30 – MAY 11

BRONX Registration HERE

We hope you can join us!

  On SATURDAYS this SPRING!

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

Register HERE for The Craft of War Writing

Morris Park Library
985 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY  10462

Voices From War’s Winter-Spring

Seasons are here!

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

More details below and on the workshops page.

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

More DETAILS:  Workshops Page & Below

About the Instructors –> click Here

QUESTIONS?  email: info@voicesfromwar.org

Very best,
Kara & the Voices From War team

Kara Krauze
Founder, Director

Voices From War
Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org

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Whether you’re just thinking about getting some of your experiences down on paper, or have already been writing, join us for 10 Sessions (Manhattan) or 6 sessions in the 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 SPRING 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.
Thank you to all of our participants, instructors, and supporters for our Fall 2018 season!
For more Photos and News…visit our end-of-year BLOG!

OPEN HOUSE – FEB 17th & NEW Season REGISTRATION – #MoreVoices

TOMORROW!

We hope you can join us!

  THIS SUNDAY!

Voices From War’s

Winter OPEN HOUSE & SOCIAL

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 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 Winter-Spring

REGISTRATION is OPEN!

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

More details below and on the workshops page.

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Voices From War in the Bronx – The Craft of War Writing

BRONX Pre-Registration is OPEN:

Workshops run on Saturdays late March/April-MAY

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

More DETAILS:  Workshops Page & Below

About the Instructors –> click Here

QUESTIONS?  email: info@voicesfromwar.org

Very best,
Kara & the Voices From War team

Kara Krauze
Founder, Director

Voices From War
Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org

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Whether you’re just thinking about getting some of your experiences down on paper, or have already been writing, join us for 10 Sessions (Manhattan) or 6 sessions in the 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 SPRING 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.
Thank you LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL (LMCC) for another year of support (2019)!
Thank you to all of our participants, instructors, and supporters for our Fall 2018 season!
For more Photos and News…visit our end-of-year BLOG!

Best wishes for 2019! 🎉 & a Review of 2018 Programs!

Warm wishes for the holiday season and Happy New Year!
Voices From War has had another exciting and full year. As we welcome in 2019, we want to share a few highlights from 2018!
We had a full year of writing workshops for veterans and family members, with offerings in Manhattan and the Bronx. Thank you to the 14th Street Y (11 seasons of workshops!) and the Morris Park (NYPL) Public Library (6 seasons!). Additionally, we had a landmark year of public events – participating in or holding FOUR PUBLIC READINGS this year! Every single one available free to the public, and sharing original writing from our workshop participants.
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 into 2019!
THANK YOU to each of our 2018 Participants and our Readers, Instructors, Audiences & Hosts!

FEBRUARY – DECEMBER 2018

Writing & Reading War Stories in the 21st Century – we’ve entered our sixth year of workshops!  *  Seasons 10 & 11 at our fantastic downtown Manhattan host, the 14th Street Y.  *  Our thanks to Nina Semczuk, a dedicated Teaching Associate and then co-Instructor for several seasons.  *  With Nina’s departure, we were fortunate to be joined by Siobhan Adcock, talented author and also a veteran family member, with her second novel just out in 2018.  *  Thank you to our Manhattan co-instructors Scott Reel and Siobhan Adcock. All INSTRUCTOR BIOs can be found on the website’s Instructors’ page.

The Craft of War Writing in the Bronx  *  Seasons 5 & 6 at the wonderful NYPL – Morris Park Public Library.  *  A huge thank you to Jeremy Warneke (6 seasons!) and co-Instructor John LoSasso.  *  And we were thrilled to present our first Bronx Reading – see more below!

May 15, 2018 – Poets & Writers – 9th Annual Connecting Cultures Reading      

It was an honor to share the stage with other Poets & Writers’ supported workshops at the 9th Annual Connecting Cultures Reading, presented by Poets & Writers and hosted by the Center for Book Arts.

June 3, 2018 – Veteran Mosaic – Voices From War Summer Reading

Voices From War returned to the 14th Street Y Theater where we were thrilled to present writing from 8 workshop participants (Manhattan & the Bronx).   

 

November 10, 2018 – Voices From War at Lewis Latimer House Museum (Reading in Queens)

What a powerful way to honor and celebrate Veterans Day Weekend. Six of our Voices From War participants (from our 14th Street Y workshop and the Craft of War Writing in the Bronx) shared their work at the historic Latimer House Museum in Queens, home to African-American inventor and Union Army Civil War veteran, Lewis H. Latimer. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the museum, put it on your calendar for 2019.   

December 8, 2018 – The Craft of War Writing – Voices in the Bronx – Voices From War Winter Reading

We celebrated an amazing year of workshops and events with our first Reading in the Bronx at the Morris Park Library, host to the Craft of War Writing since our first season at the NYPL in Spring 2016. This warm and welcoming Reading featured 7 of our participants (Bronx and Manhattan) and brought our diverse audience together to hear original writing followed by delicious contributions from local vendors. Thank you to Morris Park Library and our #Bronx community!    

Public readings are a deeply meaningful experience for readers and audience alike. If you couldn’t catch one of our events in 2018, we hope to see you in 2019! Stay tuned for upcoming events. And, of course, if you are a veteran (or family member) please consider one of our workshops this year — and please share with others who might be interested! Registration opens in January.
Additional 2018 community events & news highlights included…

April 27, 2018 – Hunter College Conference – “Moral Transformation and War”

Thank you to Hunter College and Professor Christa Acampora for including Voices From War in this engaging group of presentations. Voices From War director Kara Krauze presented with writer (and previous participant) Teresa Fazio. Voices From War:  Bridging Divides: Writing a Kaleidoscope of Experience

June 8, 2018 – Vassar’s Veterans Posse Program

Kara was fortunate to attend this panel event offering a chance to hear from current Veterans Posse Program participants – veterans attending Vassar College supported by additional #community through the Posse Program. Also pleased to soon after reconnect with Voices From War alum and Veterans Posse Program participant Gino Ruiz.

June 2018 – Visiting artist, Zinaida

We were pleased to welcome Ukrainian artist Zinaida and her colleague as guests to our June Reading, and to visit her exhibit and learn more about Zinaida’s work with Ukrainian veterans and art. Zinaida exhibited her powerful work at White Box gallery in NYC and brought her art workshop, ArtRehub, to the VA during her visit.

June 20, 2018 – incoming Co-Instructor, Siobhan Adcock – Book Launch

Voices From War instructor, Siobhan Adcock, celebrated the launch of her second novel, The Completionist, at the PowerHouse Arena in Brooklyn. We are thrilled to have Siobhan Adcock continuing with co-Instructor Scott Reel for our upcoming Season 12 at the 14th Street Y!

                                        

September 5, 2018 – Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Community Arts Breakfast

Hosted by Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (in Hamilton Heights) and featuring inspiring stories from other community arts organizations. Voices From War was honored to be a speaker in 2017 and once again excited and inspired to attend this year’s gathering.

        

 

September 13, 2018 – The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards

Voices From War is honored to receive grant support from the Rona Jaffe Foundation (RJF). The RJF Awards event in September featured guest speaker Tayari Jones and honored 6 new emerging women writers. Amazing work!   

             

November 30, 2018Intrepid After Hours – Voices From War at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

It was great to return to the Intrepid for another Voices From War workshop offered as Intrepid After Hours programming. Instructors Jeremy Warneke and Kara Krauze met a wonderful group of participants.   

December 3, 2018 – Voices From War – The Craft of War Writing featured on BronxNet TV

Thank you to three of our instructors, Jeremy Warneke and John LoSasso (The Craft of War Writing – Bronx) and Siobhan Adcock (14th Street Y – Manhattan), for their appearance on BronxNet TV show “Open” to share about our workshops and our Dec. 8th Reading in the Bronx. Missed the show? You can still catch it (about 13 minutes in) on the BronxNet website.

We are deeply grateful, as ever, to our multi-year grant support from Amazon Literary Partnership, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Poets & Writers (Readings & Workshops Program), and the Rona Jaffe Foundation. Our collaboration in the Bronx has also benefited from additional support from the Bronx Council on the Arts.

And all of our workshops and programming also continue to rely on YOU, our individual contributors and all of our supporters, veteran, military family, and civilians alike. THANK YOU to our community! Your support for veterans and diverse voices matters!

#MoreVoices
Here is to a rewarding 2019!

Stay tuned and stop by the website for more updates, upcoming 2019 REGISTRATION and MORE! And save the date for our next Open House: Sunday, FEBRUARY 17, 4:00-5:30 pm.

As always, each of you continue 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 2019, 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…or click-through via our website.
   Browse the website for more photos!
Warmest wishes!

With thanks,

Kara

Kara Krauze
Founder, Director

Voices From War
Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org

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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

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)

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Come Hear New Writing from Veterans – JUNE 25th!

Come hear new writing from Voices From War participants — from Vietnam-era through present day.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25th, 5:00 pm

21st Century War Stories

The Theater at the 14th Street Y

And join us for a wine and cheese reception celebrating our participants’ work!

PLUS Musical Guest Vic Ruggiero!

Click HERE to RSVP and reserve your tickets on EVENTBRITE now!

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

Looking forward to seeing you on JUNE 25th!

OTHER NEWS

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!

And thank you to Amazon Literary Partnership for new grant support coming in 2017!

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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!