Veterans Writing Workshop - Salt Lake City
Sep 29–Oct 20, 2017, 10:00 am
Veterans Writing Workshop
Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front Region
230 S 500 W
Salt Lake City , UT 84101-1129
Art Access and the VA Salt Lake City Health System invite all veterans and active duty military personnel to take part in a four-week Veterans Poetry Writing Workshop. Facilitated by Jon Sebba, this series will help participants through discussion of other poetic works and examination of both process and themes. Dates are 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20. Cost: $10. Contact Heather Brown at the VA Medical Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Sebba saw combat in the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, which left him with: an aversion to killing; a need to explain the truth about combat in the hope that people would reject war as a path to peace; and a compulsion to share with other veterans how one soldier used poetry to battle his trauma demons. He is a retired engineer who leads poetry workshops for veterans in Utah and at a men's prison in Arizona. His collection of war-related poems, Yossi, Yasser, & Other Soldiers, won a publication prize in Utah in 2013. He is working on a second collection titled The Ones They Left Behind.
This event is mad possible with support from Art Access, VA Salt Lake City Health, and Utah Humanities.