Events

What Can’t They See? Veterans Writing Workshop for Non-Writers and Writers
Facilitated by Jen Johnson, Director of Invisible Wounds of War project

Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00 – 4:30pm  New Hanover County NE Regional Library

This workshop is open to all NC veterans and active duty military. In your brave service to our country, you may have returned home with wounds that are invisible to other people. Writing about those wounds could lead to some healing, and maybe even give you the words to share the experience with your loved ones in a way you haven’t been able to before. The Invisible Wounds of War project offers a writing and discussion workshop as a safe environment for you to begin talking about your invisible wounds. The workshop is free. It’s OK if you’re not a writer, or even a decent speller – in fact, most people who participate aren’t! We will help you write about your invisible wounds in a way that feels comfortable for you. Join your fellow vets in this effort to tell your story, in your way.

The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required by email or phone. Contact us to register. 

We are also accepting anonymous writing submissions on our website from NC veterans and families. Submit your writing online here.

 

What Can’t They See?   Photography Workshop for Non-Photographers
Facilitated by Jen Johnson, Director of Invisible Wounds of War project

Saturday June 10, 2017   12:00 – 4:30pm New Hanover County NE Regional Library

This workshop is open to all NC veterans and active duty military. Like so many other life-altering experiences, war often leaves wounds that can be felt but not seen. Sometimes it’s difficult to find words to talk about those wounds, and therefore impossible to share the experience with those who weren’t there. Making photographs that express those wounds could lead to some healing, and sharing photographs with loved ones can help them to understand you better. The Invisible Wounds of War project offers a free photography workshop to support you in exploring your invisible wounds. We will teach you how to express yourself in photographs and guide you as you develop your ideas about sharing your invisible wounds through images. No camera is required – you can use ours. Sometimes when it’s hard to find words to talk about invisible wounds, a photograph can speak for us, and bridge a gap we may have thought was insurmountable.

The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required by email or phone. Contact us to register. 

We are also accepting anonymous writing submissions on our website from NC veterans and families. Submit your writing online here.

Invisible Wounds of War Exhibit Opening Reception

October 27, 2017 6-9pm. The Arts Council of Wilmington ACES Gallery. 221 N. Front Street. The exhibit will feature veterans’ photography and writing from our 2017 workshops.

 

 

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