outer banks veterans Program

Celebrating Veterans in Dare County 

2021 Veterans Writing Workshop

The 8th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop will be held at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14. 

Writer, educator, editor and veteran Dario DiBattista will lead this year’s free Veterans Writing Workshop, which is titled A Guide To Telling Your Stories.

The workshop will focus on learning the hallmarks of creative writing. Participants will get training and experience in sharing their own stories — whether through poetry, nonfiction, or fiction.

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.

Pre-registration is required. Attendees will receive a confirmation with more details after registration. The workshop will accommodate up to 15 participants.

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The Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop is part of Outer Banks Veterans Week, which runs from November 5-14, 2021. 

OBX Veterans Week is an annual event celebrating veterans and their families through the arts.

Outer Banks Veterans Week hosts numerous Veteran celebrations from Corolla to Hatteras and everywhere in between.


Groups interested in listing their veteran events and/or specials in the calendar of events should email DareArtsPrograms@gmail.com.

2021 Outer Banks Veterans Week

Outer Banks Veterans Concerts

The kick-off event will be a performance by Morgan Creek Bluegrass Band on Friday, November 5 beginning at 6pm in Dare County Arts Council’s Courtyard in downtown Manteo. 

There will also be a free Outer Banks Veterans Concert on Veterans Day (Thursday, November 11) in the backyard at Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint featuring rock n’ roll by Trick Fly starting at 6pm.

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Thank you Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, the Coastal Studies Institute, Publix, and Roanoke Island Women's Club for sponsoring Outer Banks Veterans Week.

Outer Banks Veterans Week is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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