To learn more about the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre Veterans' Poetry Workshops and how you can use the tools in your own workshops, click the links provided. This anthology, created by Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, features poetry written by participants and associates of the Oxford Brookes Veterans' Poetry Workshop, 2019-20. The nine poets: Stewart Hill, Jo Young, Tom Laaser, Claire Hughes, Noel Harrower, John Thampi, Jamie Broady, Andrew Fassett, and Maggs Vibo.
Marriott, T. (2020, August 25) Workshop Poetry and Theatre with Tim Marriott, Shell Shock Media. Army at the Fringe in Association with Summerhall. Poetry and the Theatre Night with Workshop Curator: Tim Marriott. As an Actor, Director and Producer (best known for his role as Gavin Featherly in the 1990s BBC One sitcom The Brittas Empire (1991), Marriott centers the workshop on how-to approaches in framing issues, telling stories within a creative concept, how to bring such stories to the stage and how to produce the work at a festival fringe. Participants and workshop facilitators: artist Maggs Vibo, author Claire Hughes, and the brigadier medical director of the UK's Defense Medical Services: Tim Hodgetts, CBE QHS, PhD MMEd MBA MBBS CMgr FRCP FRCSEd FRCEM FIMCRCSEd FIHM FCMI FRGS L/RAMC.
Veterans Writing Project. No-cost creative writing seminars and songwriting workshops for veterans, service members, and adult family members. Founder: Ron Capps; Editor: Jerri Bell; Dr. Fred Foote: Poetry Editor; Dario DiBattista: Editor; Colin Halloran: Editor; Maggs Vibo: an Anthology Poet (one of many) and Jim Mathews: Editor. Please visit the website today. With enough support, more opportunities open up for a younger generation of war writers or musicians.
This forthcoming anthology, created by Veterans Writing Workshop, features poetry written by participants and associates of the Veterans Writing Workshop, 2020. VWW Founder and Instructor: David Surface. Poet Participants include Maggs Vibo, David Sandgrund, Peter Ciotti, Richard Noch, Leo Farley, David Giangrande, Kevin Gill, Nowlin Haltom, Gari Harvey, Joao Hwang, Erika Land, Joary Lizardo, Phil Milio, Raymond Moya, Joann Anderson, Ruben Ortiz, Mike Oye, Nelly Savino Zimmermann and Donna Zephrine. Afterwords *Published in 2021. Stay tuned for purchasing details or support the VWW by clicking the buttons and visiting the website.
"The Veterans Writing Workshop (VWW) was created as an outgrowth of a successful veterans' writing workshop hosted by Fordham-Westchester University in spring of 2010 as part of the National Endowment of the Arts' The Big Read program. Today it has grown to provide free writing workshops for veterans, active duty service members, their families throughout the year in public settings and veterans' facilities throughout the New York Metropolitan area. VWW has received support from the Fordham Veterans Initiative, Arts Westchester, Poets & Writers Reading/Workshops Program, the Hudson Valley Writers Center and other funders."
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"These creative workshops offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences. This encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and art-making. A highlight of these workshops for many veterans is having a space to release bottled-up thoughts and emotions among others who understand, creating a sense of empowerment in the ability to tell their own story. By creating an open and accepting atmosphere, we build a community of support. Workshops are for any service member or veteran regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc."
Tracy, D. (2021, February 2) Veterans' self-expression in poetry. JMVFH Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health article by Dale Tracy, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Royal Military College of Canada, discusses 'My teeth don't chew on shrapnel': an anthology of poetry by military veterans. Tracy's article focuses specifically on how Jamie Broady uses language to describe MST: Military Sexual Trauma. The nine poets involved in the anthology include: Stewart Hill, Jo Young, Tom Laaser, Claire Hughes, Noel Harrower, John Thampi, Jamie Broady, Andrew Fassett, and Maggs Vibo. Authors and associates of the anthology include: Dr. Niall Munru of Oxford Brookes Poetry Center, PhD researcher and poet Susie Campbell, Dr. Jane Potter of Oxford Brookes University, Rita Smith and researcher Dr. Hester Bradley of Oxford Brookes University.
"Research shows that Veterans benefit from writing poetry for therapeutic purposes. This article suggests the need for future research that considers the effects of the artistic choices that Veterans make when using poetry to engage their experiences. The author focuses on one Veteran’s poem about what it means to write poetry as a Veteran."
Tongue, S. (2020, May 15) Poetry in Quarantine #7. The Scottish Poetry Library. Projects Co-ordinator for the Scottish Poetry Library lists: 'My teeth don't chew on shrapnel': an anthology of poetry by military veterans as a recommended reading during global pandemic. Click the link for Poetry in Quarantine #7 to view other recommended readings.
Image of Dr. Niall Munro from a feature in Blesma. In the feature, Dr. Munro discusses the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre Veteran initiatives. To learn more about the care Oxford Brookes University provides for veterans, be sure to read: Could your wellbeing benefit from a poetry workshop? Time to discover the value of verse.
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