During Veterans Day week, 18 retired military service members convened at Syracuse University for the Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement (VPPCE), created exclusively for veterans and military family members pursuing public office or political careers. A collaboration between…
Veterans Express Themselves in Writing Group
Launched in 2010, the Syracuse Veteran Writing Group has made a national name for itself, showcasing the written voices of those who have served in the U.S. military, both home and abroad. Once a month, veterans meet in the Syracuse University Writing Center to share stories of their armed service experience and learn how to craft those narratives into more polished written works. Many come to the meetings with no prior experience with writing–just a desire to share their personal stories with a larger audience.
Eileen Schell, professor of writing and rhetoric in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Ivy Kleinbart, part-time writing instructor, co-lead the monthly sessions by providing writing prompts and guidance to each participant through the process of drafting their nonfiction prose. The meetings are free and are open to Veterans of all ages and branches of the military. Family members are also welcome.
For more information, visit : http://wrt.syr.edu/syrvetwriters/index.html.