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outer banks veterans Program

Celebrating Veterans in Dare County 

2023 Veterans Writing Workshop

The 11th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop will be held at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19.  


Educator, editor and Veteran Dario DiBattista will lead this year’s free workshop, which is titled Crafting Poetry.


Dario's work has appeared in the Washingtonian, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Connecticut Review, [Pank],, and many other publications. Additionally, he's been profiled in the New York Times and has been a commentator on NPR, SiriusXM, and for the BBC. Dario served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 2001 to 2007, later becoming a distinguished graduate of the Johns Hopkins University M.A. Writing Program.


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. To register, please fill out the form on the button below. 

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Outer Banks Veterans Week runs from November 10-19, 2023. 

Outer Banks Veterans Week is an annual event celebrating Veterans and their families through the arts. The purpose of the program is to showcase the Outer Banks as a welcoming destination for Veterans, active-duty military and their families, through special events, concerts, and ceremonies.

Ceremonies, specials and discounts for Veterans during Outer Banks Veterans Week, will be found in the free Outer Banks Veterans Directory here soon.


Groups interested in listing their Veteran events and/or specials in the calendar of events should email

2023 Outer Banks Veterans Week

Outer Banks Veterans Concert

More info coming soon.

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Thank you to The Coastal Studies Institute and The Roanoke Island Inn for sponsoring Outer Banks Veterans Week.

This project is sponsored 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.

Outer Banks Veterans Week has been supported by the Veterans Writing Project since its inception. 

2023 Sponsors

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