Our Veteran Workshops provide veterans, service members, and their families with the writing and narrative skills to empower them to better share their stories, thoughts, and experiences.

These workshops are FREE of charge and taught by professional writers and educators. The workshop facilitators provide professional writing instruction and leadership through high-quality, dynamic workshop facilitation as they guide participants through writing exercises with meaningful feedback. Participants are not required to write solely on their military experience. Beginners to advanced writers welcome.

Dates and times for these workshops can be found below and on our Events Calendar!
Veterans Writing Workshop Goals
  • To provide training in the basic elements of writing, enhancing workshop participants’ writing skills and empowering them to tell their stories.
  • To build camaraderie and support for veterans and their families by creating a safe and inclusive space.
  • To encourage a writing practice outside of the workshop.
  • To promote veteran well-being through writing.
The workshops are a collaborative effort

We host the workshops In partnership with libraries, universities, veteran support organizations, community groups, etc. If you would like to partner to host a workshop, email lisa@mohumanities.org.

Partnerships include: VA St. Louis Medical System at Jefferson Barracks-Occupational Therapy, St. Louis Public LibraryDrury UniversitySpringfield-Greene County LibraryKansas City Veterans Writing Team, Moral Injury Association of America, and Kansas City Public Library.

New Virtual Veterans Programs in Partnership with Kansas City Veterans Writing Team!
Veterans Writing Workshop

Craft your story in this 3-session workshop centered around the theme, “Discovering Heroism in Service.” Free and open to veterans, active military members, and military family members. Saturdays, October 16, 23, 30 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Veterans Reader’s Theater: A Conversation on Heroism, Service, and War

Hear dynamic stories and original writings by local military veterans and their family members in this moderated reading and discussion centered around, “Discovering Heroism in Service.” Led by script supervisor Virginia Brackett, author and Professor Emeritus of English, and creative director George Pettigrew, a Navy veteran and certified storyteller. November 18th at 7:00 pm.

Panel Discussion: “I Wrote That.”

Listen to the KCVWT speak about the value of critique groups in their discussion, “I Wrote That.” This free session is part of the Johnson County Library’s Writers Conference. November 6 at 7:00 pm.