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Saturday, April 30 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Warrior Writers Poetry Reading

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Warrior Writers is a veteran-focused arts organization whose mission is to give voice to veterans’ experiences, providing creative community for artistic expression through casual workshops and retreats and bearing witness to the experiences of warriors through public performances and art exhibitions. Warrior Writers provides a bridge between veterans and their families and their communities. Through poetry, veterans are empowered to share their experiences and heal in a public yet intimate way.

Moderators
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Rachel McNeill

Boston Program Director, Warrior Writers
Rachel McNeill enlisted in the Army Reserves as a heavy construction equipment operator in 2002 at age 17. She deployed to Ramadi, Iraq with the 983rd Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy) from December 2004 to December 2005, where she became a driver and turret gunner with B Company’s... Read More →

Speakers
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Tom Aikens

Tom Aikens is privileged to have been published in Warrior Writers' most recent anthologies, After Action Review (2011) and Warrior Writers (2014). He was an infantryman with 1st ID, and served as a team leader and squad leader on deployments to Kosovo (2002) and Iraq (2004-2005... Read More →
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Michael Anthony

Warrior Writers
Michael Anthony was invited to read by Warrior Writers, a great group of veteran writers. He is honored to be a part of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

Volunteers
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Eric Wasileski

Boston Facilitator, Warrior Writers
Eric Wasileski is a Persian Gulf Veteran of Operation Desert Fox, father, activist, preacher, ethicist and poet. Eric recently published his first book of poetry, Live Free (or Die), with Human Error Publishing. He is the coordinator of the Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans for... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Hawthorne Pickman Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970

Attendees (13)