The DD-214 Writers’ Workshop seeks to provide instruction, encouragement and assessment to military veterans, and their dependents, who wish to write.
All writing workshops contain classroom lecture and critiques in a friendly environment of encouraged participation with a student to faculty ratio not to exceed ten to one. Every workshop is suitable for beginning, intermediate and advanced writers. Each workshop will address the craft of writing across experience levels and across genres of fiction writing, non-fiction writing, screenwriting and poetry as student submissions dictate.
The workshop member will be given instruction in how to write and/or how to improve their writing. Along with this instruction will come constructive criticism from both the workshop leader as well as other students who all share feedback with each other in a casual roundtable format.
Each member of the group will submit written work as well as provide constructive feedback to others in the group. Feedback strategies will be discussed, all of which follow the golden rule. Breaking this rule or showing an unwillingness to participate fully will hamper the progress of the group which cannot be allowed and may result in dismissal of the offending student.
Proof of military service or dependent status (such as a copy of a DD-214) Signed letter of commitment (as a means of accountability) Up to 10 pages of typed prose or five pages of poetry printed, double-spaced on white paper in Times New Roman (or equivalent) 12-point font. Duration of each critique not to exceed two hours (though shorter works may end sooner)