The annual Veterans Writing Workshops kicks off this month at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street.
Now more than ever, veterans’ stories should be told. America has seen its longest stint of wartime over the last decade and a half, and fewest Americans have directly participated in the military, with only one percent of the population serving. The Veterans Writing Workshop, sponsored by the St. Louis Public Library, along with Missouri Humanities Council, gives veterans a voice.
The Veterans Writing Workshops provide a safe and creative outlet for veterans, active duty members, and their family to develop writing skills and tell their stories. The workshops are free and consist of five, four-hour sessions taught be professional writers. The workshop facilitators will lead the group through readings and constructive critiques; including the basics of writing and draft revision. Participants will leave with the tools to enjoy a writing style at home.
Saturdays, April 7-May 5 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Urban Eats Central Café will provide lunch each week for all workshop participants.
Registration for the workshops can be done through the Events at slpl.org, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 314-539-0336. All workshops will be held at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street.