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NEW Season Starts This WEEK!

Voices From War’s FALL 2021 SEASON – Starts THIS WEEK!



Join us this fall to explore diverse forms of storytelling (through fiction, memoir, poetry), discuss, and work on your own writing. Each season, we welcome recent veterans and those who served years prior, active duty and family members. Come work on your writing in a supportive veteran-focused community, explore your experiences and others, and enhance your writing skills, whether a new writer, or one revising previous work. QUESTIONS? Email: info@voicesfromwar.org

Voices From War has been offering writing workshops for veterans (and family members) since 2013, with two workshop options through the FALL season (Wednesday or Saturday).

Details:  https://voicesfromwar.org

Save the Date! For our WINTER SHOWCASE Sunday, DECEMBER 12, 2021

You can learn more about our instructors on the Instructors page and check out previous Newsletters HERE.


Join us for our OPEN HOUSE Today!

Winter OPEN HOUSE & Social
FEBRUARY 7, 5:00-6:00 pm

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Come meet our Instructors!
Join us for our semi-annual (Virtual) OPEN HOUSE this Sunday. A chance to meet all Instructors (Dewaine Farria, Jessica DuLong, Jeremy Warneke), along with Director, Kara Krauze, hear more about the program, chat and catch up with past participants and welcome interested new participants.

Voices From War has been offering writing workshops for veterans (and family members) since 2013, with two workshop options through the Winter-Spring season (Wednesday or Saturday).

Details:  https://voicesfromwar.org

We are thrilled to welcome two new Instructors DEWAINE FARRIA and JESSICA DULONG!

Dewaine Farria is the author of the novel Revolutions of All Colors (winner of the 2019 Veterans Writing Award from Syracuse University Press). His short stories and essays have appeared in Literary Hub, The New York Times, Rumpus, the anthology, Our Best War Stories, and elsewhere.

Jessica DuLong is the author of Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift (May 2021) and My River Chronicles: Rediscovering the Work that Built America; A Personal and Historical Journey, exploring the value of hands-on work through memoir, history, and reportage.

You can learn more about Jessica DuLong, Dewaine Farria, and Craft of War Writing Instructor Jeremy Warneke on our Instructors page and previous Newsletters.


It’s #GivingTuesday – Thank you for supporting Voices From War

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PLUS: Don’t miss our Fall SHOWCASE!

Sunday, DEC 6th, 5:00 pm

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Reserve your Free TICKETS now for our FALL SHOWCASE
Sunday, DECEMBER 6 at 5:00 pm
RSVP via Eventbrite (click HERE)
Event on Zoom

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Voices From War’s FALL SHOWCASE – DEC 6

Join us on…

Sunday, DECEMBER 6 at 5:00 pm


Veterans and family members read from new work.

RSVP via Eventbrite  (click HERE)

Event on Zoom


Featuring excerpts from new fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and poetry from 2020 . . . glimpses into war zones and present-day Covid-19, looks back to childhood and history, experiences of racism, times of loss and grief, acceptance of periods of solitude and loneliness, transitions, and alighting on moments of communion. Community.

We hope you will join us for an evening of community and writing, veterans’ stories, family members’ experiences, and considerations of a complicated year.

Click HERE to RSVP

Join us for our FALL SHOWCASE featuring Voices From War participants’ new writing! Coming up on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 at 5pm (on Zoom).


THANK YOU to Elizabeth Lewes for her wonderful reading and discussion of her debut novel Little Falls last month!
Missed the October event? You can still read the book!

Don’t miss our FALL SHOWCASE featuring Voices From War participants’ new writing!

Sunday, DEC 6th at 5:00 pm – RSVP Here


Want to see our 11/25/20 Mailchimp Newsletter ? Catch up HERE

A Happy Thanksgiving to all. We are grateful for our Voices From War community.

Guest Author, Elizabeth Lewes, This Sunday, OCT 25

Sunday, OCTOBER 25, 5:00 pm (EST)

Join Voices From War this Sunday for a Reading & Discussion with veteran Elizabeth Lewes, author of LITTLE FALLS.



Voices From War, offering writing workshops for veterans and public events since 2013, is pleased to welcome veteran and writer Elizabeth Lewes to read from her debut novel LITTLE FALLS, a mystery set in Eastern Washington State, where Sergeant Camille Waresch returns after deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Elizabeth Lewes expertly threads together this taut narrative unraveling the mystery of a small town murder,  difficulties of parenthood, and complicated memories of war.

Publishers Weekly praised Lewes’ “outstanding debut”  with its “tight, well-constructed plot” and “searing portrait of Camille as she deals with the guilt she feels over her daughter and her general rage at the world.”

Reading will be followed by discussion (moderator Kara Krauze, Voices From War founder) about writing, PTSD, and veteran experiences, followed by questions from workshop participants and our audience.

We hope you can join us on October 25th!

All Voices From War programming is currently taking place remotely on Zoom.



PLUS: Save the Date!

Sunday, DECEMBER 6th at 5:00 pm (EST)

Join us for our FALL SHOWCASE
Featuring new writing from Voices From War participants!


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Join us TODAY for our Fall OPEN HOUSE

We look forward to seeing you THIS SUNDAY for Voices From War’s FALL OPEN HOUSE & SOCIAL.
Join us at 5:00 pm (on Zoom) on Sunday, SEPT 13th,  for a chance to greet our fabulous instructors, say hello to fellow participants (from previous seasons, upcoming, and interested newcomers), plus hear more about our workshops.

FALL 2020
Instructors: Siobhan Adcock, Drew Pham, Jeremy Warneke
Director: Kara Krauze

RSVP for Zoom Link
Email: info@voicesfromwar.org


FALL Registration

Haven’t registered yet?
Join us this FALL for one of our workshops.

Voices From War
Offering writing workshops for veterans (& military family members) since 2013.

Join fellow veterans in a welcoming writing workshop — discuss published stories and work on your own writing.

Both of our writing workshops will be online via Zoom, with options on Wednesday evening or Saturday afternoon.

Come join our excellent writing instructors and fellow participants for community, craft, and new writing.

FALL Flyers below (pdf available on request).
REGISTER Now for your choice of workshops.
Plus visit our Workshops page for more details.

FALL OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, SEPT 13, 5:00 pm
rsvp for Zoom link: info@voicesfromwar.org

Writing & Reading War Stories
Instructors: Siobhan Adcock & Drew Pham
14Y Registration (WEDNESDAYS) – online:
Register Now


The Craft of War Writing
Instructor: Jeremy Warneke
Bronx NYPL Registration (SATURDAYS) – online:
Register Now









Missed our last newsletter?
Catch up on our recent summer news: HERE (8/19/20) & HERE (9/11/20)







Spring Workshops STARTING SOON

Bronx workshops
Start SATURDAY, Feb. 29th
Plus “Veteran Voices” March 7th
Details Below!

The Craft of War Writing in the Bronx

Workshops START Saturday, February 29th!

  • Learn from published writers and fellow veterans and family members.
  • Read engaging fiction, memoir, essays, and poetry on the subject of war…
  • Discuss practical strategies and create deeper content for writing the stories and poetry that express your vision and/or experiences.
  • Add to a more diverse representation of NYC veteran stories.
  • Come participate in a community of diverse, veteran & military family #writers.

QUESTIONS?  Email: info@voicesfromwar.org

For BRONX Registration – Click HERE
For Manhattan Registration – Click Here

PLUS Come on out on MARCH 7th for “Veteran Voices”

Poetic Theater Productions presents
“Veteran Voices” – a Showcase of Theater, Poetry, & Music

Facebook EVENT Page: Here


Voices From War community – DISCOUNT: “COMMUNITY15”


Please SHARE & Post our FLYERS!
EMAIL us for PDF or JPG Flyers:  info@voicesfromwar.org
Bronx – The Craft of War Writing (Saturdays)
Manhattan – Writing & Reading War Stories (Wednesdays)

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Voices From War NEWS

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Winter Open House 2020

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Join us this SUNDAY, FEB 9, for Voices From War‘s Winter OPEN HOUSE!
Registration for Spring workshops is OPEN!
Come meet our Instructors and catch up with other participants….

Voices From War
Winter Open House & Social
Sunday, FEB 9, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th St.
New York, NY  10003

Registration Open     ▪ VoicesFromWar.org ▪

Come discuss short fiction, poetry, & memoir written by veterans and select civilians – and write your own.

Whether you’re just thinking about getting some of your experiences down on paper, or have already been writing, join us for 10 sessions this Winter-SPRING — 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 hosted by the 14th Street Y (344 E. 14th St., NY 10003, near Union Square) or The Craft of War Writing in the Bronx, hosted by the Morris Park Library (985 Morris Park Ave., Bronx 10462).

Voices From War has been offering writing workshops for veterans (and family members) since 2013.  All levels welcome.


  • It was great to connect with NYC-area veterans at the NYC Veterans Alliance “New Year, New You” Resource Networking event on Jan. 27.
  • Congratulations to Voices From War instructor Jeremy Warneke and all of the excellent writers (& editors) in Why We Write: Craft Essays on Writing War, also including notables such as Phil Klay and Teresa Fazio.
  • Thank you to Teresa Fazio for visiting our Voices From War classroom in December! Stay tuned for her memoir Fidelis due out Sept.1, 2020 – and pre-order now!
  • Don’t miss Time Out’s wonderful blog. Thank you to Time Out’s Peter Molin for the shout out for Voices From War, co-instructor Drew Pham, and our recent Veterans Day event at the New-York Historical Society. Read “2020 Vision: Old Wars, New Directions”  HERE
  • ** COMING UP: Don’t miss Voices From War participant Omar Columbus‘s upcoming photography show and event at the Salmagundi Club! Free Exhibit: FEB 10 – 21. OPENING RECEPTION including PERFORMANCES:  this WEDNESDAY, FEB 12, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.   “From There to Here: Military Veterans’
    Experiences”   DETAILS: HERE. **
  • PLUS – Mark your Calendars: Poetic Theater Productions presents “Veteran Voices” on Saturday, March 7th, 2:00 pm (Poetic License festival at the Wild Project: 195 E 3rd St., NY, NY  10009).

We look forward to seeing you at our OPEN HOUSE (Feb. 9), in our workshops, and at upcoming events!

Best wishes from,
Kara Krauze & the Voices From War team




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SATURDAY (tomorrow!) at the New-York Historical Society – NOV 9 – Veterans Day Weekend

Voices From War is thrilled to be back at the NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2:00 pm, for SIX FANTASTIC READERS followed by discussion and opportunity for audience questions.

Hear from…

SIOBHAN ADCOCK, author of the novels, The Completionist and The Barter, sharing recent writing about her Vietnam-veteran father…
OMAR COLUMBUS writing about service in Iraq, what he took and what he brought back…
ELLEN EMERSON sharing new fiction about one enlistee’s experience of commitment and family duty…
LEO FARLEY looking back at memories from Vietnam and considering youth and the present…
PHIL NERGES intoning the weight of history through a convoy ride in Iraq and one man’s face in the mirror…
DREW PHAM writing of their service in Aghanistan through the lens of memory and ancestors from Vietnam.

Six rich narratives told through poetry, fiction, and memoir offering diverse views on military service, home, deployment, family, and transitions.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
At Richard Gilder Way (77th St.)
New York, NY  10024

Veterans Day Weekend
2:00 – 4:00 pm


Sunday, NOV 24th, 5:00 pm

Voices From War
at the 14th St Y

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.
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…
  • Offers opportunities for expressing experiences of war through writing workshops for veterans with attention to individual stories, existing literature, and craft…
  • Builds community among veterans…
  • Builds bridges of experience and expression between veterans and civilians by creating and nurturing wider opportunities for diverse dialogue and events.