Veterans’ Workshops

Memoir Writing for Veterans and Their Families

May 15 · 7:00-8:30 PM | May 29 · 7:00-8:30 PM | June 12 · 7:00-8:30 PM

This series of memoir writing workshops will enable you to tell your story in a powerful and impactful way. We will cover story structure, common writing errors, create engaging scenes, and learn how to transform conversations into written dialogue. You will be able to share your work for group discussion and/or receive individual feedback from the instructor.

Picture This: Portraits for Veterans and Their Families

May 22 · 6:00 PM | May 23 · 6:00 PM

When you see a portrait, do you ever imagine a subject’s story? What life events did they experience that led to the capturing of the image? Veterans and their families are invited to create a portrait with a professional photographer, capturing your story.

Women Veterans and Poetry: Public Reading

May 25 · 2:00 pm

Please join us as we read our favorite poems. All are welcome.

Songwriting Workshop

May 28 · 7:30 pm

Every wondered how to write a song? Come spend an hour with award-winning singer-songwriters Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel of True North as they share fundamentals of songwriting. No experience necessary – all are welcome.

A Different War: Vietnam in Art

May 30 · 6:00 pm

What was the impact of the Vietnam War on contemporary art? Visual art provided a cathartic outlet for Vietnam veterans in the late 1980s to express their experience. In this lecture, award-winning curator and art historian John Olbrantz will discuss his exhibition, A Different War: Vietnam in Art, one of the first efforts to collect and display artwork created by Vietnam veterans.


All events will be held at the Bush Barn Art Center Annex, and are free and open to the public. Priority will be given to veterans and their family members.

Space is limited. Call or email for reservations or more information: Matthew_Boulay@hotmail.com · 503-991-9519

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