Virtual Poetry Workshops for Veterans

Whole Health Artful Living Program

The Wick Poetry Center’s mission is to encourage new voices. We are eager to hear yours.

We are offering 10 sessions for the Veterans led by experienced writers who have done extensive community teaching. Each session is self-contained and aims to help you practice telling your story. We will explore and produce various short-forms of expressive writing. We will come together to write. To share. Or, simply, to listen.

Our method is straightforward. We use existing poetry to excite and invite writers to share their own experiences. We bring in model poems with a generative idea. As a group we “charge the air” with possibilities and write together. Writers then explore the idea on their own and we end by sharing our work. This process has proven to build community between participants and have healing and therapeutic value for individuals. Participants regularly find a healthy outlet through expressive writing that they can tap into whenever they need.

We hope that you’ll join us.



Tuesday, November 17 with Katie Daley · 7:00pm–8:00pm EST
Tuesday, December 1 with Katie Daley · 7:00pm–8:00pm EST
Tuesday, December 15 with Katie Daley · 7:00pm–8:00pm EST
Tuesday, January 12 with Katie Daley · 7:00pm–8:00pm EST
Tuesday, January 26 with David Hassler · 7:00pm–8:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 9 with David Hassler · 7:00pm–8:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 23 with David Hassler · 7:00pm–8:00pm EST



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The Wick Poetry Center

The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, home to the award-winning Traveling Stanzas project, is one of the premier university poetry centers in the country. It is a national leader for the range, quality, and innovative outreach in the community.


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