What we're about
We are a well-established community writing group for military veterans, active duty service members, and supporters of veterans. Our group started In March of 2010 and has been going strong since then. You can view a video of our group in action and learn more about what we do here: https://news.syr.edu/2017/12/127597/
We also have published a book entitled The Weight of my Armor (Parlor Press, 2017), which can be purchased on amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/Weight-My-Armor-Creative-Nonfiction/dp/1602359482 (https://news.syr.edu/2017/12/127597/)
We do a lot of our business on our group listerv and facebook page, so please get in touch if you'd like to be added to those. Our website is at: http://wrt.syr.edu/syrvetwriters/
Here is our overall profile:
The Syracuse area Veterans’ Writing Group that has been in session since March 2010. We meet monthly at the Syracuse University Writing Center on the SU campus. The focus of the group is on writing nonfiction accounts (memoirs, autobiographies) of life in and out of the military. Veterans of all ages, branches of the military, and conflicts are welcome. Supporters of veterans (family members, loved ones) are also welcome. You need not have any prior experience with writing, just a desire to write your stories and share them with others. Join us for a friendly, supportive group. Writing group sessions will focus on:
➢ Learning key techniques for nonfiction writing
➢ Drafting your stories
➢ Sharing your stories and offering feedback to other group members
➢ Encouraging each other as writers.
➢ Polishing and preparing your work for publication.
Group Leaders: Eileen Schell, Professor of Writing, Syracuse University Writing Program, a writing teacher and writing group leader for over 20 years. Ivy Kleinbart, Syracuse University writing instructor and poet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Writing Program at 315-443-1083 to sign up and hear more details about meeting times and meeting locations. You can also find details at our Facebook group: Syracuse Veterans' Writing Group at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=36... (http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=369702424408)
And you can read about us in Syracuse University Magazine. This article will give you a sense of our group, and you can view photos of one of our meetings as well as some of our group members: http://sumagazine.syr.edu/2012fall-winter/o... (http://sumagazine.syr.edu/2012fall-winter/orangematters/Veterans%20Writing%20Group.html)