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Great Opportunity for Veterans

Lighthouse is very honored to take part in an amazing program–Operation Homecoming–which is sponsored by the NEA. (Look here for a video about the program.)

So, if you’re a vet–or if you know one–please consider this as your mission for next weekend.

We’re Looking for a Few Energetic Writers

To take part in a free writing workshop for veterans of all stripes, walks of life, and areas of service.

Do you have a story to tell? Want to express your experience as a combat veteran?

Who better to tell the story of the armed forces than the U.S. troops and veterans who have served? That’s the idea behind a new series of writing workshops for veterans hosted by the Denver’s Lighthouse Writers. The workshops are open to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, as well as veterans of earlier conflicts., and are part of the NEA’s Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, a groundbreaking program that documents and preserves the wartime experiences of men and women in uniform and their families.

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(Lunch included)

Where: Lighthouse Writers Workshop
2123 Downing Street, Denver (Free parking across the street)

Register now by calling: 303-297-1185!

Operation Homecoming is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with the Southern Arts Federation, and is made possible by The Boeing Company.

One comment on “Great Opportunity for Veterans

  1. Sue Diaz
    November 2, 2009

    I’m writing to tell you about a website for veterans I created with the help of a young veteran of Iraq who’s now a web designer. It’s called The Warriors Wall – http://www.warriorswall.com – and it’s a place for veterans to write and share their stories. I think this site might be of interest to the participants of your writing workshops.

    The Warriors Wall contains elements of a social-networking site, combined with a kind of ongoing, online writing workshop. Studies have shown that writing about important personal experiences brings about improvement in mental and even physical health. Like the workshops I lead at the San Diego Vet Center, the site encourages veterans to shape their experiences into stories and it regularly offers ideas – writing prompts – to help them do exactly that.

    Please feel free to visit the site soon. And thanks for any and all help you can give in spreading the word about The Warriors Wall.

    Sincerely,

    Sue Diaz, M.A., journalist/author/educator

    P.S. The site can be easily accessed with any of these browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 8. (Internet Explorer versions prior to 8 will need to be updated to this latest version.)

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