nyu veterans writing workshop





"Widely seen as the pre-eminent new writing workshop for veterans, the New York University Veterans Writing Workshop was where I personally found a group and environment worth coming back to, week after week, to hone my craft with like-minded souls."

-- Matt Gallagher, The New York Times

About The Workshop


The NYU Veterans Writing Workshop is a free, non-partisan outreach program offered to the veteran community in and around New York City.

On Saturday mornings (10am-12pm)from September to May, experienced and dedicated NYU Creative Writing Fellows lead a weekly writing workshop for veterans of the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a wheelchair-accessible classroom at NYU. This workshop is free of charge and offers participants the opportunity to express themselves on paper and to explore the basics of the craft of writing in a welcoming community of fellow veteran writers.

We are indebted to Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith for founding and sustaining the NYU Veterans Writing Workshop. We are also grateful to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust for their invaluable support. 

To join us or subscribe to our mailing list, please email program manager Zachary Sussman at zachary.sussman@nyu.edu.

Click here to visit our Facebook group.



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The NYU VeteranS WRITING Workshop's will resume for the Fall 2019 term on Saturday, September 21, 2018

Time: 10:00am-12:00PM

Location: NYU Lillian Vernon Creative writers house, 58 W 10th Street, NEw York, ny 10011.

IF you are interested in joining, please contact program manager Zachary Sussman at zachary.sussman@nyu.edu.











News & Participant Publications 


War Porn, Roy Scranton

Youngblood, Matt Gallagher

Fire and Forget, Matt Gallagher

Kaboom, Matt Gallagher 

Redeployment, Phil Klay

Old Silk Road, Brandon Caro

Consequence, Eric Fair 


"How to Run a Successful Writing Workshop for Veterans," Matt Gallagher, The New York Times 

"Moving the Battlefield to the Page," a profile of the NYU Veterans Writing Workshop, The New York Times

"The Words of War," featuring Maurice Decaul, Phil Klay, Matt Gallagher, et al., Vanity Fair 

"Back to Baghdad: Life in the City of Doom," Roy Scranton, Rolling Stone

"Veterans Bare Their Souls in Literary Events" Charlotte M. Brock, The New York Times

"A Common Language," Kristina Shevory, The Believer

"Veterans’ Reading at NYU" Electric Lit

"There’s No ‘Right Time’ To Share Your Personal War Story" Jeremy Warneke, Task & Purpose

"Vets Express Wartime Through Poetry and Prose" Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times



Writing Resources 

Literary Journals, Publishing Outlets, & Contests



Veterans' Voices  

Tactical 16 Veterans Writing Program

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors 

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Military Writers Society of America 

Veterans Workshops and Classes  

Words After War (New York) 

Veterans Writing Workshop (New York Metropolitan Area) 

Syracuse Veterans' Writing Group (Syracuse, N.Y.) 

Veterans Writing Project (Washington, D.C.) 

The Veterans Writing Project - Writers Guild Foundation (Los Angeles)

Voices From War (New York)




Join Us 

If you are interested in joining, subscribing to our mailing list, or to find out more, please contact Zachary Sussman, Program Manager, at (212) 992-9809 or zachary.sussman@nyu.edu.

Click here to join our Facebook page.

The Veterans Writing Workshop is held on Saturday afternoons from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the NYU Creative Writers House (58 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011).