UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop (June 20-25)
Announcing the 2015 UC Student Veteran Summer Writing Workshop
June 20-25, 2015
University of California, Santa Barbara
What: UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop
Where: Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC), University of California, Santa Barbara
When: Saturday – Thursday, June 20-25, 2015
Application Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015.
Space is limited, so it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible.
Click here to apply.
Who Should Apply: Undergraduate and graduate UC student veterans interested in writing narratives about their military experiences in a workshop composed of student veterans from across the UC system. Applicants need not have any experience with creative writing.
Cost: The UC Veterans Summer Writing Workshop is FREE of charge for all participants. Travel reimbursement, lodging and meals will be provided. Click here for more details about transportation andlodging.
Program: The UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop will provide UC student veterans with the opportunity to compose personal narratives about their military experiences. In an informal setting, and guided by experienced facilitators, participants will write, share and discuss their work. To become familiar with different writing techniques, participants will also read short texts by veterans. Participants will meet in small group workshops for three hours daily. Afternoons will be spent working individually on writing. The schedule includes time for fitness and recreation. Evening activities will include film screenings, authors’ readings and social events.
The five-day workshop will take place on the beautiful beachside campus of UC Santa Barbara.
Program Goals: To give veterans the tools to tell their stories in a community of peers. Participants will have the opportunity to publish their work in the UC Humanities Research Institute digital journal Instant Separation.
The UC Veterans Summer Writing Workshop is being funded through a UC President’s Public Partnerships in the Humanities grant and through support from the following UC campus offices and programs: the Townsend Center for Humanities, UC Berkeley; the Office of the Provost and Dean of Humanities, Arts & Cultural Studies, UC Davis; the Humanities Commons at UC Irvine; the Office of the Provost and Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, UC Merced; the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Riverside; the Dean of the Division of Humanities, College of Letters and Science, UC Los Angeles; Office of the Dean, Division of Arts and Humanities, UC San Diego; the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Executive Vice-Chancellor and the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, UC Santa Barbara and the Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz.