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Rhode Island Veterans Anthology

Writing Workshop & Publication Opportunity

Veterans from any branch of service who are currently or were Rhode Island residents at the time of their service can apply to take part in a FREE virtual creative writing workshop and publication project at the West Warwick public library. For more information check out the program overview section below.

Applications are Open!

We're accepting applications to be a part of our Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop. Applications will remain open until Sunday, September 17, 2023. Be sure to submit your application soon!

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Questions? Don't Hesistate to Contact Us!

(401) 828-3750 x 103  |  press@wwpl.org

Frequently Asked Questions

What is it? This is an opportunity for fiction writers and/or poets that includes 14 weeks of intensive writing modules and workshops taught by the editor of the WWPL Press. We will show you step by step how to write, edit, and polish your piece to professional standards and pursue the publication process. This program will conclude in the publication of an anthology of the participant's work and book launch celebration.

We will be meeting virtually once a week for 14 weeks, and additional writing and editorial work will need to be done between meetings. After the workshop period's conclusion, participants will work individually with their editorial team to complete their edits and ready their piece for publication.​

How Do I Apply? Due to limited space in the program, we ask that all interested RI Veterans fill out an application. We are looking for people who are passionate about creative writing in all fiction and poetry genres and are interested in learning how to pursue professional publication.

The workshop is a commitment of 14 weeks once a week for 1.5 hours with four sessions in November and December that are 2 hours for peer workshopping. There is additional self-paced writing, reading, and editorial work between meetings. After the workshops the writers will work individually with their editorial team. If you are not able to meet these and commitments you will not be eligible to participate. To apply, click the link above!

What Do I Get? The writing modules and workshops are designed to build foundational skills for new and early career writers of genre fiction or poetry while facilitating a supportive network of peers who can continue to support each other after the project. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to continue to pursue professional publication beyond the scope of the project.

Weekly Schedule and Project Timeline

Virtual meetings Tuesdays  from 3 pm to 4:30 pm EST
October 2nd - January 2nd

  1. 10/3- Introduction

  2. 10/10- Module 1

  3. 10/17- Module 2

  4. 10/24- Module 3

  5. 10/31- Module 4

  6. 11/7- Independent work week/ Virtual office hours

  7. 11/14- Independent work week/Virtual office hours

  8. 11/21- Workshops (2-hour meetings)

  9. 11/28- Workshops (2-hour meetings)

9. 12/5- Workshops (2 hour meeting)

10. 12/12-Workshops (2  hour meeting

11. 12/19- Module 5

12. 12/26- Module 6

13. 1/2- Holiday Break

14.  1/9- Module 7

16. Independent Work on Revision, 2-3mo.

17. Book Launch TBD

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THANK YOU RISCA!

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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