Donations sought for veterans writing workshop

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Organizers of an upcoming writing workshop are seeking community support in ensuring area military veterans can participate.

“Stories We Carry,” led by former U.S. Marine and author Lawrence Winters, will return to Wilmington this year on Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, at Cameron Art Museum.

The two-day session, open to veterans and family members of veterans, aims to “create a sage space to share stories that come out of being in war and being at war” and “to engender interaction between civilians, veterans, and military families,” according to Dina Greenberg, who helps put together the event.

Participants are encouraged to share their personal stories–and listen to those of others–during the workshop.

“This is the first and most important step in healing the deep wounds of war our nation carries,” Greenberg noted.

The CAM is offering a reduced rate of $65 for veterans and military families, but Greenberg is hoping area residents and businesses can help ease the financial burden even further.

Donations are being requested now to offset the registration fee. One hundred percent of money contributed will go towards the enrollment cost.

Click here to register. To make a donation, contact Amanda Rhodes, CAM Museum School Coordinator, arhodes@cameronartmuseum.org or (910) 395-5999 ext. 1008.