Write On, Door County and writer-in-residence Frances Wiedenhoeft will present a free Helping Veterans Tell Their Stories workshop for veterans and their loved ones March 19, 1-3 pm, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7973 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Those who wish to stay longer to continue the discussion are welcome to do so.
Your stories are important to share with other veterans, to help your family understand an important part of your history and to educate civilians about worlds they are unfamiliar with. This workshop will help you work your stories into relatable pieces through some simple writing techniques. By the end of the workshop, you will have created your own micro-story.
A 22-year Army veteran with service in Iraq, Afghanistan and Desert Storm, Wiedenhoeft studied journalism and creative writing at Madison College, where she earned a journalism certificate in 2015. Read her work in the Wisconsin State Journal and on warwriterscampaign.org, among others.
Write On, Door County will also provide an ongoing opportunity for veterans to write and share their stories beyond this workshop. If you’re interested in volunteering as a mentor or workshop leader, contact Artistic Director Jerod Santek at [email protected] or 920.868.1457.
To learn more about the program, visit writeondoorcounty.org.