Saturday, August 16, 2014

Writing Can Help

Writing Can Help is a new group led by a 30-year veteran for those who have experienced trauma. Its purpose is to encourage release, hope, help and healing through writing.

When an injury in Iraq concluded thirty years of military service for Jerry Bradley, he turned to writing as a cathartic outlet. Since then, he has been actively involved in Fayetteville’s writing community, serving as
“Remember, disabled does not mean unable.” 
President of the Writer’s Ink Guild and helping to launch Methodist University’s Veterans Writing Collective. Knowing how much writing has helped him, Bradley wants to bring those same benefits to people with a similar background: military men and women, retirees, veterans, government civilians, battlefield contractors, first responders and their family members who have experienced or who are experiencing events resulting in mental (such as PTSD and TBI) or physical trauma and disabilities. “This will be,” says Bradley, “an environment in which members feel comfortable and free to express themselves while developing and learning the benefits associated with writing in a positive and productive manner.”

There will be workshops, discussion groups, critique groups, special projects, and guest speakers.

When: Saturdays, twice monthly at 10:30 AM
Meeting Location: Room 202 of the General Classroom building (All American Veteran Center/Book Store Bldg.) on the Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) Campus.

Visit us online or call/email the facilitator, Jerry Bradley.
Phone: (910) 574-5019

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