"To Tell What They Can't Say": Journalism Workshop for NH Veterans

New Hampshire Humanities invites veterans to participate in a free, three-day workshop on storytelling through the art of writing and photography. The workshop will be held on March 12, 13, and 14 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester.

The workshop will be limited to 20 veterans who have stories to tell about their war and homecoming experiences but need inspiration and guidance on technique and style. Participants will write one or more stories or create an exhibit of photographs that will be presented at a public event in May. Led by Pulitzer-Prize winning war correspondent David Wood and international photo journalist Andrea Bruce, the workshop will encourage exploration of what it means to serve. Veterans will be invited to consider their personal experiences of war and homecoming in a broader, universal context. The workshop leaders will rely on their own experiences and work as international journalists for respected news outlets such as The New York Times, National Geographic, TIME magazine, and Huffington Post. Both have covered war, conflict and revolution around the world. Wood and Bruce will sustain the work by serving as remote consultants and editors from mid-March to mid-May. They will return to New Hampshire at the end of May to lead a second two-day workshop for the class in preparation for a public presentation. The presentation will serve as a tribute to the veteran experience and a model of how to bridge the divide between military and civilian life.

See the full syllabus HERE.

The workshops are free and breakfast & lunch will be provided. Address questions to project director Kathy Mathis at kmathis@nhhumanities.org or call 603-224-4071. Space is limited; please register by March 1. REGISTER

This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.