Military Memories And Memoir - The Muse Writer Center ONLINE!
A Class by Elizabeth Heaney
Military life holds unique and powerful experiences, ripe for shaping into compelling narratives. In writing their stories, service members, veterans and their loved ones bear witness to moments of honor and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, camaraderie and sacrifice.
Writing memoir involves sharing real-life stories to draw attention to greater truths so the reader understands the situations you faced, the moments you encountered, and the impact certain events had on you. Past cultures used to gather around returning warriors in order to learn from and honor the stories they carried home – let’s continue that tradition.
In this interactive workshop, we’ll put pen to paper, generating new writing with military-related prompts. We will discuss memoir-writing, and focus on challenges you might encounter while writing your personal stories. We’ll work with a few specific parameters that can sharpen and enrich your writing: place, relationship and transformation. Come join us!
Workshop online via zoom Saturday, May 30th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.
The class is free for all active duty, veterans, family, and caregivers of the U.S. Armed Forces. This workshop and others made possible in part through the National Endowment for the Arts.
On the same day, please also join us for
"The Honor Was Mine"
A Reading and Discussion
At the Muse at 4:00 p.m. Free an open to all.
Reading from her award-winning book, The Honor Was Mine: A Look Inside the Struggles of Military Veterans, Elizabeth Heaney shares the stories she encountered while counseling combat veterans and their loved ones: th
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