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
For more information about the workshop and the current meeting schedule, please contact the workshop leader, Jack Carman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the offices of Arts and Culture El Dorado at (530) 295-3496.
About the Workshop Leader: Jack Carman received his B.A. from Fresno State in 1975, with a teaching credential in English, and earned a Masters in Liberal Arts from CSU Sacramento, in 2011. Instead of teaching after earning his B.A., he returned to the family hay and grain farm in Modoc County, where he and his wife, Shelley, raised crops and children for 25 years, until moving to the foothills of El Dorado County, where he taught high school English for 17 years before retiring. He has 10 years of experience in alternative education and 15 years in mainstream education. Among his passions are hiking, gardening, spending time with his wife and dog, and most recently doing volunteer work at the Upper Room, which provides meals and other services to people living without shelter. He has also facilitated a number of adult writing classes.
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 Writing Workshop is funded in part by El Dorado County Veterans Affairs Commission, Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network,
and the California Arts Council.