Veterans Writing Workshops return to Central

4th annual Veterans Writing Workshops, runs Saturdays, May 27 through June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 the 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 and the Missouri Humanities Council gives veterans a voice.

The Veterans Writing Workshops provide a safe and creative outlet for veterans, active duty members, and their families to develop writing skills and tell their stories. The workshops are free and consists 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.

Urban Eats Central Café will provide lunch each week for all workshop participants. 

Participants can also take part in a two-day workshop on May 19 and 20, “Writing War: A Guide to Telling Your Own Story” led by Ron Capps, executive director of the Veterans Writing Project based in Washington DC.

Registration for the workshops can be done through the Events at, by email at or by calling 314-539-0336.