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Don’t Miss – This SATURDAY! – “The Craft of War Writing – Voices in the Bronx”

We look forward to seeing you this SATURDAY, Dec. 8th for our NEXT Reading!

Writing from our Bronx workshop The Craft of War Writing

 This SATURDAY!

DECEMBER 8, 2018, 3:00 pm
The Craft of War Writing – Voices in the Bronx
Reading & Reception
Morris Park Library
985 Morris Park Ave., Bronx, NY  10462
 
RSVP on EVENTBRITE

Morris Park Library, host to the Craft of War Writing workshop (2016-2018), will be joined by other Voices From War writers to share new poetry, memoir, and fiction about war and diverse veteran experiences.

 
Featuring 7 participants from our Bronx and Manhattan workshops:
Omar Columbus, Rafael Diaz, Leo Farley, Pablo Foster, John LoSasso, Phil Nerges, Jeanne Swartele-Wood
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CONGRATULATIONS to three of our instructors for their appearance on BronxNet TV show “Open” this week!  Jeremy Warneke and John LoSasso (The Craft of War Writing – Bronx) and Siobhan Adcock (14th Street Y – Manhattan).
You can catch the Voices From War segment around 13 minutes into the show.
   
THANK YOU to the Latimer House Museum for welcoming Voices From War readers on November 10th!

THANK YOU to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

for offering a Voices From War workshop at the November 30th Intrepid After Hours.     

Thanks, as ever, for your support!

Very best,
Kara

Kara Krauze
Founder, Director
Voices From War

Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org

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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

 

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

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

2:00 pm – Reading & moderated Discussion

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

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

TICKETS             

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

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

http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/voices-war

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:

http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/upcoming-public-programs

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).

            FEATURING:

 

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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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION & OPEN HOUSE – New SEASON: #MoreVoices

 

THIS WEEKEND!

Come on out of the snow (or whatever the weather throws us) for our next…

VOICES FROM WAROPEN HOUSE!

THIS SUNDAY, FEB 12th –> 4:00-6:00 PM

Come learn more about Voices From War and our workshops:

Join us for cheese & crackers, conversation, and a chance to visit with past participants and new ones!

Missed our end-of-year wrap-up? See below – or check out the Voices From War BLOG.

Looking forward to seeing you on SUNDAY!

Click HERE to RSVP

Or, email:  info@voicesfromwar.org

Or (last minute change of plans?) – come on by!

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

REGISTRATION for NYC (Manhattan) is OPEN:

Classes begin (Season 8): FEB 28th

Bronx registration – coming soon!

NEW SEASON of Workshops – STARTS Tuesdays – FEB 28th

REGISTRATION (Winter-Spring 2017):

https://goo.gl/forms/dSDiQ8qO7uAr4Liv2

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

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Voices From War – OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, FEB 12th, 4:00-6:00 pm!

RSVP now:  https://goo.gl/forms/jYkJ4EmuRf9k95D82

 

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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Happy Veterans Day from Voices From War

Wishing everyone a Happy Veterans Day, and a special thank you to our veterans for their img_6188service and all the ways they continue to serve and enrich our communities.  Veterans Day represents a day of gratitude and community, and offers a time to reflect and appreciate the privileges, freedoms, and responsibilities of American democracy — along with the complexities of preserving and honoring it, whether serving in uniform or sharing your voice as a civilian, veterans and non-veterans alike.

 

On Veterans Day, we specifically honor and thank those who have served in uniform, and we can use the occasion to be reminded of the complex experiences of war, not just on a single day or week in November, but throughout the year.

It is sunny here in New York City this morning, a beautiful autumn day. Thank you to all of our veterans, whether gathering for parades or spending the day more quietly with family and friends. Today, or other days, if you feel alone, we at Voices From War — and numerous other veteran service organizations across the country — remind you that you are not alone. Veteran community is strong, and growing stronger, and we continue to stress the importance of engaging civilians, bridging the gap between experiences.

The arts, including stories shared through writing, offer powerful opportunities for building understanding and for creating empathy. Experiences that seem vastly different can so often hold strong and powerful commonalities, and possibilities for mutual growth.

Please continue to check for updates and information shared on our Facebook page and via Twitter, and the occasional Instagram post.

Coming up (NYC):

Join Voices From War on Monday, NOV 14th, for a writing workshop on the historic Intrepid – “Intrepid After Hours.” Flyer below. Registration via the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum:img_6169
https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Intrepid-After-Hours

SAVE THE DATE –> Saturday, DECEMBER 10th, 6:00 pm

The next Voices From War READING of work-in-progress from veterans participating in our fall NYC workshop is coming up on December 10th!   *Stay tuned for dphoto-11etails.*  img_5824

OTHER NEWS

A huge THANK YOU to The Rona Jaffe Foundation for their recent grant support for Voices From War’s programming!

CONGRATULATIONS, to The CRAFT of WAR WRITING, a Voices From War collaboration in img_5567the Bronx, on the completion (Nov. 12th) of SEASON 2!   THANK YOU to Jeremy Warneke for his fantastic teaching and thank you to all of the participants, both veteran and civilian, for your dedication each week in reading about and discussing war literature and veteran experiences.

More news and updates coming soon! In the meantime, Happy Veterans Day to all!

#MoreVoices

#veterans #stories

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To take the unknown and discover what we know

imageTuesday, January 20th, 2015

Friends and Colleagues,

Today is the FINAL DAY of our Voices From War INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN and the last chance to make a difference on this campaign. Now is the time—for any last minute sharing with friends and to contribute if you can.

A donation of any size is appreciated—each show of support makes a difference.

And there are still some great perks remaining!

THANK YOU to all of you who have contributed, through your online donations, by sharing our Appeal with others, by valuing Voices From War’s programming—valuing veterans and their stories—and letting us know in so many ways.

We will continue to update you on upcoming events, publication of our first collection of participant work in Voices from War, Volume 1, and other interesting news, writing tips, and thoughts on veterans’ stories and writing.

At Voices From War, we understand…

Through writing we are offered a means to create something bigger than the parts from which it is made. To take what we think we know, and find the unknown. Or the inverse: to take the unknown and discover what we know.

Each voice matters.

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“Recently, I have come to see that while we will change whether or not we want to, our history – what we’ve inherited from others, and from ourselves – doesn’t change. Our task is not to wipe a difficult history away and start fresh, but to get right with it.”
–  Peter Mountford, from “A Table Set for the Past and the Future”

Don’t forget to sign up for our blog—plus keep an eye on our Facebook page (and “Like” it if you haven’t already).

Our Indiegogo Appeal ends tonight at midnight!

You can view again on Indiegogo what Voices From War has accomplished in our first year-and-a-half of workshopsand what we’re planning next with the help of our supporters and participants, our VOICES From War.

REGISTRATION and Class Details for the Winter-Spring 2015 Voices From War (NYC, Season 4) workshop available on the website.

The Voices From War OPEN HOUSE & SOCIAL is Tuesday, FEBRUARY 3rd – RSVP to info@voicesfromwar.org

Indiegogo:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/voices-from-war/x/8978084

Voices From War workshop details (Winter-Spring 2015):  https://voicesfromwar.org/workshop/

Thank you!

All the best,
Kara

Kara Krauze
Founder, Director
Voices From War

Writing Workshops for Veterans
VoicesFromWar.org

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