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Veterans' Voices is a free and ongoing writing workshop that is open to all veterans, from any branch of service. It offers a supportive environment and the tools needed for the writing of fiction and nonfiction stories, service related or not, as well as memoir, poetry and drama.

“When you write, you preserve a memory and stand as a witness to your time.”

Meetings every Monday
Veterans Memorial Building
Second Floor Conference Room
130 Placerville Drive, Placerville

For more information please contact the workshop instructor, Mike Restaino at mikerestaino@gmail.com.

About Instructor:

Mike Restaino is an author and filmmaker. His award-winning debut feature film Better Than Crazy was released in 2015, and his first novel, Paper Ghosts, was published in 2018 (both are available wherever movies and books are sold). Born and raised in Placerville, Mike received a B.A. in Film History at U.C. Berkeley and an M.F.A. in Film Production at U.S.C. He was the youngest serially-published movie critic in California when he contributed a weekly column in the Mountain Democrat from 1987-1994. He has two books set for release in 2021: a murder mystery set in North Lake Tahoe titled The Dead Girl Lies, and Everything Is Dark Under the Stars, a collection of science-fiction short stories.

Veterans' Voices was funded in part by El Dorado County Veterans Commission and the California Arts Council's
Veterans in the Arts program.

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