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Writers Workshops

Inprint Veterans Writing Workshop

Wednesdays Starting March 21 6:30 pm–8:00 pm running 10 weeks
Instructor: Michael Carson


Combined Arms
2929 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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FREE to veterans and family

Writing your stories can be a transformative experience. The Inprint Veterans Writing Workshop provides military veterans and the family of military veterans a place to communicate stories. No prior writing experience is needed, just a passion for storytelling.

Organized into weekly hour-and-a-half sessions, the workshop will walk students through the art of the personal essay, short fiction, and poetry. The sessions will include in-class exercises to help students start writing; close analysis of veteran essayists, novelists, and poets to reveal the ways in which accomplished writers refine and craft their experiences; student and instructor workshop feedback to assist with post-workshop writing and revision; and conversations about the writing process and possible routes to publication. The focus will be on the participants’ work and the group’s supportive and constructive responses to it. It is hoped that each session will facilitate what Philip Lopate in The Art of the Personal Essay calls “the secret promise of an infinite opening out” while maintaining fidelity to authentic military experience—in other words, students will learn how to not only “set down” their military experiences, but also craft them for the enjoyment and edification of others.

About the instructor

MICHAEL CARSON served in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer, including a 15-month tour of duty in Mosul, Iraq. He was an assistant editor for Hunger Mountain Literary Magazineand is a contributing reviewer for Numero Cinq Literary Magazine.His work has appeared in the anthology The Road Ahead: Fiction from the Forever War and elsewhere. He has a Masters in History from the University of Connecticut and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. He teaches at Deer Park High School. Click here to read an interview with Michael about The Road Ahead.

If this workshop is full when you try to register please email info@inprinthouston.org with your name and phone number to be added to the waiting list.