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2019 Calendar of Events

March 28-29-30. Portland, OR. Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP 2018). As usual, we’ll have a table where you can come by and meet us, grab a copy of Writing War: A Guide to Telling Your Own Story, or our literary journal O-Dark-Thirty. You’ll also find books by our editors and instructors for sale.

May 4-5. Kill Devil Hills, NC. We’re working with the North Carolina and Dare County Arts Councils to present our first-ever songwriting workshop. Expect two-days of discussion and play focussed on the elements of the craft of songwriting including melody, harmony, song structure, lyrics, and more. This is a hands on workshop, so bring your (acoustic) instrument like a guitar or ukulele. But even if you don’t play an instrument, you’re still welcome to join. To register, contact Chris Sawin of the Dare County Arts Council at dareartsinfo@gmail.com.

Summer 2019. Washington, DC. Our second songwriting workshop. This one at the DC VA Medical Center. Stay tuned (see what we did there?) for more info but you can expect a two-day workshop on the elements of the craft of songwriting including song structure, lyrics, and more.

Fall 2019: Tuesday evenings September 3 through October 15. Howard County, MD. We’ll run a six-week creative writing workshop at Howard County Library System’s Miller Branch led by Dario DiBattista. Info: dario@veteranswriting.org or hclibrary.org.

October 12-13. DELMARVA peninsula. A two-day workshop led by Jim Mathews and Colin Halloran and funded by the Perdue Foundation.

November 1. Austin, TX. (Austin Veterans Arts Festival) Our director will make a presentation on using the creative arts to control PTSD. The hour-long presentation will include readings and songs.

November 9-10. Manteo, NC. We’ll be back on the Outer Banks for the annual Dare County celebration of veterans. We will present a two-day, poetry-centric, writing intensive workshop led by Colin Halloran and Ron Capps. Contact Chris Sawin for more information: dareartsinfo@gmail.com.

November 16-17. Washington, DC. A two-day workshop led by Jerri Bell and supported by our friends at the Armed Services Arts Partnership. Contact Devon Geary for more information. devon@asapasap.org.

*Other events will be added as they are scheduled. Please come back often to check.

 

 

 

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