Every veteran has a story to tell. Since 2011 we have partnered with many great organizations to provide veterans and their families with an outlet for self-expression through writing. 

Our Veterans Programs offer support to both new and experienced writers through workshops, readings, and an annual publication, Proud to Be. Together, these programs encourage hundreds of veterans each year to tell their stories.

Proud to Be Anthology Series

Our Proud to Be : Writing by American Warriors is a creative writing anthology of poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and photography submissions by and about veterans from across the nation.  The anthology preserves and shares the perspectives of our soldiers, veterans, and their families — spanning generations.  

This yearly anthology is funded by the Missouri Humanities, edited by Dr. James Brubaker, and published by Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Veterans Storytelling & Writing Workshops

Our Veterans Writing Workshops are in partnership with the VA St. Louis Medical System at Jefferson Barracks-Occupational Therapy, the St. Louis Public LibraryDrury UniversitySpringfield-Greene County LibraryMoral Injury Association of America, and the Kansas City Public Library  offer Veteran Writing Workshops to veterans and their families – teaching them the writing and narrative skills needed to better share their stories.  

These workshops are FREE and taught by professional writers; they provide the same high level of instruction as a college/university writing course.

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