Writing to Understand How Conflict Impacts Communities

The Denver Veterans Writing Workshop (DVWW) invites the community to join and participate in free monthly writing workshops in the Gates Conference Center on the fifth floor of the Denver Public Library Central Branch, located at 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway. The current workshop title has changed to “Still Coming Home: Veterans, Victims, Refugees, and Spouses.” 

Workshops start at 2:30 p.m. on the following Sundays in 2018:

March 11th

April 15th

May 20th

Workshop participants will be the first invited to submit to an upcoming anthology on the war experience, to be published by Colorado Humanities this summer.  To sign up for the writing workshops, visit this page https://coloradohumanities.submittable.com/submit/89122/denver-veterans-war-stories or just show up to workshop on any of the dates listed above.

 Pictured here, left to right are three black and white portraits of DVWW leaders  Jason Arment , Julie Marshall Jacobson and  Steven Dunn

Pictured here, left to right are three black and white portraits of DVWW leaders Jason Arment, Julie Marshall Jacobson and Steven Dunn

 
Workshop participants share their writing and receive constructive feedback on their work from peers and professional writers, who are also veterans.  By the veterans’ request, the DVWW has opened to refugees, spouses, family members, and those displaced by any conflict, in addition to veterans. Participants do not even have to be writers or have previous writing experience. DVWW leader, Jason Arment, will also begin reaching out to homeless veterans and others in marginalized communities for interviews to write and share their stories for the anthology.

The program is searching for new narratives that allow for the understanding of strife in its many manifestations, in the hope that our collective wisdom as a democracy is deepened by the breadth of our knowledge, as we read stories from different points of view.
 
There is no charge to attend any of these workshops.  Funded by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation, and in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center through their Arts in Society Program, Colorado Humanities is pleased to offer this opportunity to veterans and other members of Denver Metro communities.  
 
For more information, please visit coloradohumanities.org or contact Jason Arment at Jason@coloradohumanities.org 

Jason can also be reached by phone call or text at 619.663.5247