Veterans Writing Project - Seminar - August 2-3, 2014
The Veterans Writing Project had extremely in-depth sessions on all aspects of writing. The seminar was presented in an atmosphere conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an comfortable and safe environment for veterans to discuss their experience. My eyes were opened to many aspects of the publishing and writing business that I had not yet considered. I was also pleased to meet some very interesting veterans from the United States military as well and veterans from Australia. Gathering with those who share your interests and experience is a great way to bring you closer to your writing goals and it really helps to unlock the ideas and stories that you have stored in your brain housing group. This session emphasized telling your own story.
As a part of the curriculum for the seminar we were presented with Writing War - A Guide To Telling Your Own Story. The seminar was presented by Ron Capps. Ron founded and directs the Veterans Writing Project. He wrote the curriculum and teaches for the National Endowment for the Arts' Operation Homecoming expressive and creative writing programs at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
I was impressed by the thoroughness of the presentation and the involvement of the participants. I would recommend this seminar to those interested in learning how to get their story down in writing. Everyone has a story - you just need to tools to get it into a tangible form. Ron's seminar and materials help you acquire those capabilities.