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Suffolk Poetry Center Workshop Series Starts September 20th

Announcing a new poetry workshop series, free for veterans: The Suffolk Poetry Center opens its doors to veteran writers this fall.

Fred Marchant kicks off this generative writing clinic with prompts to inspire your poetic muse. Marchant served in the Marine Corps, and was one of the first officers to be honorably discharged as a conscientious objector during Vietnam. He is the author of several books of poetry, including his latest "Said, Not Said," published this past spring.

Warrior Writers will meet once a month at the Suffolk Poetry Center in downtown Boston, to create and perform new poems. We will go through the process from start to finish, turning a blank page into a poem, then performance. We will also talk about publication, the various literary tracks that get your work seen and shared and what it means to be a poet.

This series will conclude with a New Years poetry performance. Stay tuned for details.

Mark the workshops on your calendar, scheduled for Wednesdays:

September 20th, 6-8 pm
October 18th, 6-8 pm
November 15th, 6-8 pm

These monthly generative writing workshops are designed for veterans to record memories and stories from their times in military service and/or at war. Of course attendees are welcome to write about other things. Nobody is forced to read what they write, but we encourage everyone interested to practice their art by sharing.

If you have never experienced military service or warfare, you're welcome to come. Bring a veteran with you.

Meet veterans in Boston. Make new friends. Write something worth sharing.

RSVP through the Blog contact page to get your name on the list, and for directions to the Poetry Center. If you decide to show up at the last minute, direct message Caleb, Rachel or Warrior Writers through Facebook to access the space.