Writing Workshop 7/14

July 14, 2021 @ 7:00PM — 9:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Generative writing workshop for veterans and active duty

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This generative creative writing workshop will offer prompts that cover a variety of military issues and experiences. This encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing/reflecting/story-telling and art-making. A highlight of these workshops for many veterans is having a space to release bottled-up thoughts and emotions among others who understand, creating a sense of empowerment in the ability to tell their own story. By creating an open and accepting atmosphere, we build a community of support. Workshops are for any service member or veteran regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc.

This workshop takes place Wednesday, July 14th, 7pm-9pm ET through Zoom.

Facilitated by Tanya Whitney and Angela Waller.

Tanya Whitney retired from the United States Army in 2010 as a Master Sergeant after serving over 27 years both active duty and in the Louisiana Army National Guard. She served in the Aviation branch and worked on both Army fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. From Sorrento, LA, she began writing poetry a few years ago as part of her PTSD therapy. Her poetry primarily deals with her military service, but she has also written other pieces. In 2018 she was selected as a Gold Medal winner for the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in the Creative Writing poetry category. She has won several poetry competitions and has had individual poems published. She has also had two short stories accepted for publication.

Angela Waller is a Pennsylvania native and “grew up” serving in various Army Reserve Medical units throughout the Philadelphia and surrounding areas as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. She’s now a published writer, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and advanced level Registered Yoga Teacher, with hundreds of additional hours of specialized certifications including two of her favorites; Prenatal Yoga and Trauma Informed Yoga, all while expanding her wellness business serving diverse populations. After two deployments, Angela started practicing yoga again, writing poetry and volunteering which were all instrumental in helping her reduce stress. An avid volunteer of several international and national organizations, she was recognized for distinguished community service which twice earned her the President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award. In early 2017 Angela founded her grassroots nonprofit organization created to bring the arts and various social events to veterans, older adults and children who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to engage in cultural activities. Angela is an activist, advocate, and philanthropist; she’s also an Ambassador for multiple organizations. Angela’s additional passions include her love for taking road trips, nature walks, world travel, photography, horseback riding and training puppies to eventually become future service dogs for veterans.