Civ-Mil Writing Workshop June 2-3, Duluth, Minn.

Bridging the Gap is a two-day writing workshop for both civilian and military-veteran writers Jun. 2-3, 2018 at the Fitger's Brewery Complex, 600 E. Superior St., Duluth, Minn. There is a $55 free for students and military veterans, and a $75 fee for others. Workshop size is anticipated to be from 20 to 25 people. A registration page is here.
A FREE, open-to-the-public reading and panel discussion will take place at the Spirit of the North Woods Theater at the Fitger's Brewery Complex, 600 E. Superior St., Duluth from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., June 2.

Featured authors are Mary L. Doyle (The "Master Sergeant Lauren Harper" mystery series and others) and Andria Williams ("The Longest Night"), as well as workshop instructors David Chrisinger ("See Me for Who I Am") and Randy Brown ("Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire.")

The workshop is made possible through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The effort is headed by Duluth-based writer and poet Eric "Shmo" Chander ("Hugging This Rock: Poems of Earth & Sky, Love & War"), who was previously interviewed on The Aiming Circle here.

According to press materials:
Bridging the Gap is a writing workshop for both civilian and veteran writers designed to improve their skills in telling stories about military life. The long-term goal is to publish truthful, well-written stories about all facets of military life. This will help narrow the social divisions in understanding and empathy among civilians and service members, past and present. This can be accomplished by publishing stories about the whole spectrum of military life, whether staying home as family member or deploying to a combat zone. 
Writers will be offered classes that support these goals:
  • Improving Writing Skills
  • Learning How to Get Published
  • Building Networks
  • Increasing Motivation
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