A reading and live music performance by veterans of Warrior Writers who share their experiences and works that were created during writing, poetry and art-making workshops held throughout the year.
Warrior Writers is a Philadelphia-based, veteran-focused arts organization that fosters artistic exploration and expression through casual, welcoming workshops and retreats that encourage and support healing and community building. By using art as a tool for transformation, Warrior Writers helps to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians by creating a culture that articulates veterans' experiences, provides a peer-supported, safe, and creative community for artistic expression, and bears witness to the lived experiences and truths of warriors. The creative works produced in Warrior Writer’s writing and art-making workshops are shared with the public in the form of books, performances, and exhibitions that provide opportunities for the broader public to better understand veterans’ experiences.
As a civic extension of this event, Moore students will lead a month-long, citywide Art Supply Drive to collect art materials for use in Warrior Writer workshops.