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Ticketing Open! – Voices From War’s WINTER SHOWCASE 2022

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Voices From War’s


Sunday, DECEMBER 11, 6:00 pm


Free ticketing on Eventbrite

Sunday, DEC 11th, 2022, at 6:00 pm

Veterans and family members read from new writing from our 2022 workshops.

Join us on Sunday, December 11th, 6:00 pm

via Zoom


Voices From War invites you to join us for our WINTER SHOWCASE, a Reading and Virtual Reception featuring work from our 2022 workshops.

TICKETS are FREE – RSVP on Eventbrite

Featuring excerpts from new fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and poetry from 2022 . . . journeys through memory, back into war zones and present-day, in uniform and out, across neighborhoods, across the U.S., across countries, from memoir to fiction to poetry.

We hope you will join us for an evening of community and writing, veterans’ stories, family members’ experiences, times of war and conflict, and times looking for peace, making sense through narrative.

FEATURING writers from NYC, and further away, in our Manhattan workshop (Writing & Reading War Stories – A Writing Workshop for Veterans / 14th St Y) and the Bronx (Craft of War Writing / Morris Park Library).


Siobhan Adcock & Duncan Murrell (Manhattan – Fall 2022)

Jeremy Warneke (Bronx)

Spring 2022 Instructors (Manhattan): Nina Semczuk & Timothy Kudo

Director: Kara Krauze


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 community partners!

  • 14th Street Y (Manhattan)
  • NYPL – Morris Park (Bronx)

VOICES FROM WAR’S Writing & Reading War Stories (14Y) 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

This workshop (14Y) is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

VOICES FROM WAR is grateful for support from The Rona Jaffe Foundation.

Free Tickets available on Eventbrite!

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We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, DECEMBER 11th!

Voices From War has been offering writing workshop for veterans (and family members) and related public events since 2013.
Thank you for your support!

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.



THANK YOU to each of our Voices From War participants who read at the Latimer House Museum on November 10th, celebrating and honoring veterans and veteran stories in this important historic site.

The Lewis Latimer House Museum in Queens, New York, was the home of African American inventor and Union Army Civil War veteran Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928).



  3441 137th St., Flushing, NY  11354

Original writing by veterans and Voices From War participants on Veterans Day Weekend.



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

The Craft of War Writing – Voices in the Bronx
3:00 pm at the Morris Park Library
985 Morris Park Ave., Bronx, NY

Thank you for your support!

Please remember Voices From War and our community programming on #GivingTuesday and throughout this holiday season.

Tax-deductible donations can always be made through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.


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


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.


AND… Please SAVE the DATES!

A Voices From War READING at

The Latimer House Museum (Queens)

Saturday, NOVEMBER 10th, 3:00 pm


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!


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.


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.




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. ~
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.
                 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.
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)


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

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


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.


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


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


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!


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


VETERANS DAY WEEKEND – Sunday, NOV 12th – Voices at the NY Historical Society

We hope you can JOIN US for our next PARTNER READING on NOVEMBER 12th!

MARK your CALENDARS! Veterans Day Weekend 2017

Sunday, NOVEMBER 12th, 2017

Voices From War at the



2:00 pm – Reading & moderated Discussion

FEATURING Six Voices From War Readers, Vietnam-era and contemporary.



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

Free with Museum Admission (Veterans Free NOV 10-12, 2017)


RSVP for Public Programs not required but strongly 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.

PLUS, Full Weekend of NYHS Events:


With an opportunity to visit the New-York Historical Society’s special exhibition, “The Vietnam War: 1945-1975.”
Our Voices From War READERS will share original writing on experiences of war and coming home (Vietnam-era and recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan).





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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


Time for WRITING in the BRONX…

Registration OPEN – NYC FALL workshops


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


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


NYC – MANHATTAN: Registration & Details

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



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