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The Ink Stick Project Veteran Writing Class

January 19 - March 9


A Writing Class for Current and Prior Service Members

Hosted by VSA Texas
Held at the Cultural Activities Center
3011 North Third Street, Temple, TX 76501

Class Schedule: 8 Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, January 19 – March 9, 2019
Instructor: Clayton Bradshaw
Class Fee: $20

Register by calling 512-454-9912 or email april@vsatx.org
Space is limited. Any experience level welcome.

This eight-week class is designed to help current and prior service members tell their stories. The greatest writers have served in war. From Chaucer to Hemingway and Vonnegut to Tim O’Brien, they have found ways to bring life truths to the masses. This class will give you the tools to write about your experiences or to express the truths you have learned in a life built on service. We will focus on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Aairs and the state and local arts agencies. This initiative serves the special needs of military patients and veterans with traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions, as well as their families and caregivers. Administrative support for this initiative is provided by Americans for the Arts.

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Clayton Bradshaw served in the US Army for eight years as an infantryman. He deployed with 3/2 SCR to Iraq from 2007 to 2008 and to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in English and currently participates in the MFA Creative Writing program at Texas State University while teaching writing to university freshmen. His work can be found in The Deadly Writers Patrol, r.kv.r.y., Second Hand Stories, War, Literature and the Arts, and O-Dark-Thirty. He is currently writing a novel, Quietus, based on the post-war struggles of the veteran community.

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Cultural Activities Center
3011 North Third Street
Temple, TX 76501 United States
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