Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Writing Workshop for Vets and Families at FDR Library

Veterans Writing Workshop, NYC     (courtesy: Warrior Writers)

Writing Workshop for Veterans and Families at FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park, NY on Saturday, November 22

On the weekend of November 21-23, the Veteran Arts Showcase at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum is presenting an art exhibition, poetry and book readings, music and theater performances, and a writing workshop. The events are at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt historic house at 4079 Albany Post Road (Route 9), Hyde Park, NY.

The writing workshop on Saturday, from 10 am to 12:30 pm, is facilitated by Jennifer Pacanowski and Jan Barry. Both are facilitators with the Warrior Writers Project, whose new anthology of poetry and art by veterans is titled Warrior Writers.

Jan Barry is a poet, author and editor of several collections of work by veterans; he served in the Army in Vietnam. Jennifer Pacanowski, who served in the Army in Iraq, is a poet, public speaker and dramatist, who will be performing with The Veterans Project: Leaving Theatre on Sunday, November 23 at 2 pm.    

“Our goal is to create community through writing together,” says Pacanowski, “all veterans, all eras, military family members and friends. You don't have to a writer, just have a willingness to be part of a conversation incorporated with your writing on experiences being a part of the military culture.” Refreshments available and lunch will be provided for writing workshop participants.

The Veteran Arts Showcase is sponsored by Creative Writers, Orange County Arts Council, The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and The Veteran Family Support Alliance.

For more information on events at the Veteran Arts Showcase: