Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses

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Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses

Virtual Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers and Spouses.

By Blue Star Families

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Date and time

January 5 · 12:30pm - December 21 · 1:30pm PST



About this event

Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses

Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM EST - Upcoming Dates

April 6th & 20th

May 4th & 18th

June 1st & 15th

Back by popular demand! It's time to tell your story. Blue Star Families has partnered with Community Building Art Works (CBAW) and author Laura Van Prooyen for a virtual creative writing workshop. Laura has led workshops in the past with veterans, service members, military spouses, caregivers, health care workers, and university students, so you won't want to miss this!

Writing is a powerful tool for communication, self-discovery, and reflection. Together over Zoom, we’ll read a short piece of writing, see what makes it work, and use it to enter into our own stories.

No writing experience required—if you can talk, you can write.

New to CBAW programs? Check out our quick Zoom guide at or watch this quick video ( to get an idea of what to expect.

About the Presenter:

Laura Van Prooyen is author of three collections of poetry: Frances of the Wider Field (Lily Poetry Review Books) Our House Was on Fire (Ashland Poetry Press) nominated by Philip Levine and winner of the McGovern Prize and Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press). She is also co-author with Gretchen Bernabei of Text Structures from Poetry, a book of writing lessons for educators of grades 4-12 (Corwin Literacy). Van Prooyen is the Managing Editor for The Cortland Review, and she teaches in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing program at Miami University. She lives in San Antonio, TX.

About Community Building Art Works:

Community Building Art Works is a charitable organization that builds healthy and connected communities where veterans and civilians share creative expression, mutual understanding, and support. Our combination of arts programs for veterans and community-building events and services has reached thousands of service members, veterans, and military family members around the world.

About the organizer

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Blue Star Families