Words of War Project Looking for Veterans’ Writings

Photo by Jackie Dorr

Photo by Jackie Dorr

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are invited to submit their writings to Words of War – an annual fundraiser that benefits the Headstrong Project, Team Rubicon, Team RWB, and Student Veterans of America.

Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and their family members can submit poetry and prose.

The admissions form does not give a deadline.

However, it states that one writer will be selected by a panel of authors and flown to New York City, all expenses paid, to read their piece at the Words of War fundraiser May 8, 2013.

The selected writer also will have a chance to participate in a Google Hangout discussion about the importance of sharing war stories to document the wartime experience.

Submissions can be sent via this Google Form or by going to http:bit.ly/10fPnJf. Selected submissions will be edited and published in an e-book.

The Words of War event will include veterans’ performances along with celebrities, such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Adam Driver (from HBO’s Girls and the major motion picture Lincoln), and Joanne Tucker of Theater of War. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at 555 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011.


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