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MAGS: UNC Veterans Writing Workshop- Popular Narratives and the Experience of War
Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Room 3408, Carolina Student Union, 209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Registration required: https://unc.live/2E7NIjl
Are you a veteran?
Have you ever felt a gap between vets and civilians?
Your story can help bridge the gap, and we can help teach you to tell it.
Register for the inaugral UNC Veterans Writing Workshop!
You are invited to a two-part event on April 27th. The first part of the event is an open-to-the-public discussion, where four 1990s/GWOT vets will discuss how American popular culture has influenced the civ-mil divide in their personal experience. The current panelists are Joe Kassabian (author of The Hooligans of Kandahar, host of the Lions Led by Donkeys Podcast), Eric Burke (Civil War historian and OIF/OEF enlisted infantryman), Kate Dahlstrand (Civil War/Reconstruction historian, director of UGA’s Student Veteran Oral History Project, GWOT enlisted combat vet), and Michelle Moyd (East African military historian, early/mid ’90s USAF officer).
After the panel discussion, all workshop participants will receive a free catered lunch, courtesy of UNC Humanities for the Public Good. Then you’ll transition into a writing workshop, with writing prompts partly-inspired by the public discussion. The workshop will feature trained facilitators (most of whom are military affiliated) who will help you learn narrative and story-telling skills. If you’re proud of the stories that we help you tell, there is a possiblity that our collaboration can continue, building towards publication in an online archive or even an edited book!
Your POC for any questions is co-organizer Davis Winkie. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s pretty responsive, but don’t hesitate to follow up on anything that goes 24 hours without a response.