Registration Now Open For 2019 Veterans Writing Workshop


Dare County Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 7th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop, which will be held November 9-10, 2019 at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese.

Beginner and experienced writers are invited to participate in this two-day workshop that is free for veterans, active-duty military and their family members.

This year’s workshop will focus on poetry, and will be led by veterans Ron Capps and Colin Halloran.

Ron Capps is the founder and director of the National Veterans Writing Project. He served 25 years in the Army and Army Reserve and is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. He is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Time and The New York Times. His published works include Writing War: A Guide to Telling Your Own Story and Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years. Capps led a Veterans Songwriting Workshop on the Outer Banks this past May, and recently won awards in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival for two of his songs. The Forever War and This Time won gold and bronze medals and The Forever War received special recognition.