Voices From War has been offering craft-focused writing workshops for veterans since 2013, in a format that also allows for participation by veteran family members. Through its workshops and related literary programming, Voices From War broadens opportunities for diverse dialogue, publication, community, and events. They encourage inter-generational participation and veteran-civilian conversation, looking to literature for both commonalities and expressions of difference, finding greater clarity, through narrative, and deepening understanding.
Their mission is to create spaces, within each classroom, that bring together veterans, encouraging community and a sense of companionship with others who may share related experiences of war and military service. The community of the workshops, and the discussions in the classroom, often extend beyond the class, encouraging connections and friendships, and broader awareness and access to external events and programming both veteran-focused and literary.
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