The Red River Valley Writing Project is offering a six-week workshop called "Warrior Words" for veterans of any U.S. war. The workshop is funded by a North Dakota Humanities Council grant, received by the Greater Grand Forks Community Theater. The goal of the workshop is to provide support for veterans to write a monologue about their experiences and share that monologue with the public. RRVWP teacher Lori Koenig, will lead the workshop. Meetings will take place in the Dawson Conference Room of the Fargo Public Library, Main branch, from 10-11:30am. The workshop is open to veterans of any American war or conflict who have an interest in creating work based on their experiences as soldiers.
"We anticipate that there will be stories about sacrifice, but we also expect to see a blend of humor, as well, as veterans of different generations share stories about their experiences on topics such as drill sergeants and food rations," said Kathy Coudle-King, The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre executive director. "The workshop is a way to collect and archive the experiences of veterans living in North Dakota and to bring together service men and women from various generations to craft then share their stories."
WARRIOR WORDS (Fargo Site) - Schedule
Location: Dawson Conference Room of the Fargo Public Library, Main branch
Saturday September 20th - 10:00 to 11:30 AM Session 1
Saturday, October 4th - 10:00-11:30 AM Session 2
Saturday, October 11th - 10:00 to 11:30 Session 3
Saturday, October 18th -10:00-11:30 Session 4
Saturday, November 1st - 10:00-11:30 Session 5
Saturday, November 8th - 10:00-11:30 Session 6
Tuesday, November 11th- Veteran's Day. *Have the Public Reading on this day. Time TBA
Veterans will also have the opportunity to read their work aloud before an audience on Veteran's Day. To enroll in the workshop, veterans can contact RRVWP Director, Kelly Sassi at (701) 231-7156 or firstname.lastname@example.org