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The Examined Life: a Generative Writing Workshop on Memoir with Michael Anthony

Join Warrior Writers for a workshop on the art of the memoir at The Joiner Institute in the Healey Library at UMass Boston. Author of the award-winning and acclaimed memoirs: Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir, and Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq, Michael Anthony will lead a discussion about nonfiction writing and offer writing prompts to help us begin narratives from our memories.

This workshop focuses on writing true personal stories about conflict. You don't have to be a war veteran to have a story worth telling. But if you do have real war experiences and you want to tell your story honestly, here's your opportunity for inspiration.

Join us on Wednesday, July 26th, 6:30-8:30pm. For more information or to RSVP, contact

Michael’s writing has been called “strong … and starkly honest…”-Publisher’s Weekly, “Dark Humored,” –Kirkus, “smart and mordantly funny,” –Milwaukee Journal, and “gut punching…”–Mary Roach.

He has appeared in several anthologies, and has written for The Washington Post, Business Insider, Signature-Reads, and The Good Men Project, where he served for a year as chief editor of the War & Veterans section. He has been featured in several documentaries regarding military service, philosophy, and comedy, and he has worked as a military consultant for award-winning theater and art installations.

A graduate of Bridgewater State University, Michael also hold an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University. A former US army soldier, he currently lives with his wife in Massachusetts and spends his free time working with veterans. Michael can be reached through his website:

Earlier Event: June 25
Warrior Writers Retreat in Boston
Later Event: August 7
Dojo WORKshop