Storytelling for Life, Business & Politics: A Writing Symposium at Wesleyan

Storytelling for Life, Business, & Politics: A Writing Symposium at Wesleyan

We are thrilled to offer a first-of-its-kind, free, full-day writing event for civilian and veteran writers looking to engage in thoughtful conversation and sharpen their writing skills. The Words After War: Storytelling for Life, Business, and Politics symposium will take place Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Wesleyan University.

The symposium will feature panel discussions and breakout workshops with talented authors and academic instructors. Participants can expect to walk away having learned valuable and practical writing techniques, along with a newfound sense of empowerment and inspiration in producing art that builds community, makes an impact, and reaches a wider audience.

This event is free, and meals will be provided throughout the day. Please register here. Space is limited.

Location: Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 8am to 5pm
Event Schedule:

8:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:15am Art of the Interview Panel Discussion
10:30am Elements of Craft Panel Discussion
11:45am Lunch
1pm Breakout Workshops: Writing Your War (Memoir and Creative Nonfiction) and Blogging, Social Media, PR, and the Business of Writing
2:30pm Breakout Workshops: Writing in the Academy and Journalism, Politics, and National Security
4pm Closing Remarks and Reception
Our instructors:
Adrian Bonenberger, author of war memoir Afghan Post.
Matt Gallagher, author of the Iraq memoir Kaboom and the forthcoming novel Youngblood.
Vanessa Gezari, managing editor of Columbia Journalism Review, professor at Columbia Journalism School, and author of The Tender Soldier.
Thomas M. Gibbons-Neff, writer at The Washington Post.
Anne Greene, Professor in English, founder and co-director of Wesleyan’s Writing Certificate program, and director of the Wesleyan Writers Conference.
Lauren Katzenberg, managing editor of Task & Purpose.
Peter Molin, author of Time Now blog and writing instructor at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Maxwell Neely-Cohen, author of the novel Echo of the Boom.
Sara Nović, author of the novel Girl at War.
William R. Pinch, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan and associate editor of the journal History & Theory.
Kristen L. Rouse, writer and founding director of the NYC Veterans Alliance.
Brandon Willitts, Executive Director and Co-founder of Words After War.

Please learn more about the event and register via Eventbrite.