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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. Newcomers are always welcome.

“When you write, you stand as a witness to your time and preserve forever the words you want to share.” - Workshop leader

Monday Night Meetings: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Building
130 Placerville Drive, Placerville
Second Floor Conference Room
Parking and Entry on Upper Level

For more information about the workshop and the current meeting schedule, please contact the workshop leader, Weston DeWalt, at weston.dewalt@gmail.com or call the offices of Arts and Culture El Dorado at (530) 295-3496.

Current Meeting Schedule


21 and 28


4, 11, 18, and 25


2, 9, 16, and 23

Next Meeting Schedule

Check back later for the dates of the next Veterans' Voices Writing Workshop sessions.

About the Workshop Leader: Weston DeWalt began his professional life as an acquisitions editor, working for publishers in the San Francisco Bay Area and in New York. In the years since then, he has worked as a documentary filmmaker, a nonfiction writer, a freelance editor, and as a writing coach for novelists. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller THE CLIMB, a nonfiction book about a 1996 disaster on Mount Everest. He is currently at work on a nonfiction book about several Los Angeles area children who mysteriously disappeared in the 1960s and his cooperation with law enforcement in their efforts to determine who was responsible.

Writings by Workshop Participants

Veterans in the workshop write both during meetings and at home. The sharing of that writing on Monday nights is encouraged.

Be assured you will be in the company of good listeners.

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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