Today, we want to use this space to respond to a question in our Comments section. Our response covers topics that might interest other visitors to the Voices from War site. And don’t miss details about our upcoming collaboration “JOURNEYS IN STORIES” at the end of this post!
THANK YOU to a veteran-writer in Illinois for prompting us. Here is his QUESTION:
“I live in Illinois and cannot attend a workshop. Is there a webinar plan for future workshops? Also, do I have to attend a workshop in order to submit my work for consideration? Thanks.”
And our REPLY:
Hi, Thanks for your inquiry and your interest in Voices from War. We are aware of interest outside of our local base in New York City. Webinars are one future possibility; another is establishing other workshops in areas with interested veterans and a qualified writer, whom we would train. If you think you have a group of interested participants, please feel free to email — firstname.lastname@example.org — and we will explore possibilities when we have expanded capacity.
At the moment, we are only including writing from the Voices from War workshops in our upcoming publication Voices from War, Volume 1. We may offer other publication opportunities in the future. Please sign up to receive occasional newsletter updates and follow the blog.
Upcoming blog posts will cover some strategies and information sources for submitting work to other publications, some with a specific interest in veterans’ stories and some more generally looking for good stories (fiction and non-fiction) on a variety of topics — which we know should include stories from war and those who served.
In our Voices from War workshops, we focus attention on reading as well as writing. Reading offers inspiration and reminds writers of different ways to tell a story. We also post occasional quotations and reading selections we recommend — both here on the website and on the Voices from War Facebook page. (If you are a Facebook user, please “Like” the Voices from War Facebook page to receive those updates in your news feed.)
Please do keep writing — or just begin if you are new to it. And stay engaged here for tips, suggestions, and updates.
Good luck in telling your stories.
Kara & the Voices from War team
◊◊ THANK YOU to Designer eperez for the new Voices from War LOGO! ◊◊
** A huge THANK YOU to Poets & Writers and The New York State Council on the Arts for their help in supporting another season of Voices from War, A Writing Workshop for Veterans. And an ongoing THANK YOU to the 14th Street Y, supporter and host, welcoming the workshop and its participants each week. **
SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY, NOV 9th – JOURNEYS in STORIES – From the Front to the Home Front in Words
PRESENTED by: Veteran Artist Program (VAP) w/ Voices from War
FEATURING: National Book Award Nominee PHIL KLAY with poet, librettist, playwright, MAURICE DECAUL, poet and educator LAREN MCCLUNG, and essayist (first-hand from Afghanistan) and fiction writer, NATHAN BRADLEY BETHEA.
Moderated by Kara Krauze (Founder, Voices from War)
– Sunday, November 9th, in FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheatre – NYC –
Followed by THE TELLING PROJECT – Don’t miss this incredible ensemble performance by veterans sharing their experiences of war, live on stage.
– Ticketing – AVAILABLE Now –
via the EVENT PAGE
* Voices from War is now a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Please visit the sidebar or bottom of this page for details and to make a secure online donation. *
♦♦ Check back for more information about our first Voices from War publication and NYC Reading. We look forward to introducing more readers to these talented writers! ♦♦
Start telling your story.
Come work on your story in a supportive community of fellow vets.
Next Class (#4 of Season 3): Oct. 7th.