News & Events - Veteran's Writing Group

We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences

Thursdays, September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18 and 25,
Meeting Room 2
Members of the Veteran's Writng Group at the Viet Nam war memorial in Washington DC

Author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group on Thursdays at 6:30pm in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Due to such positive responses to this "One Book, One Middletown" program, the writing program has been extended. This series invites veterans to share their own stories in their own voices. All veterans, either active or retired, are encouraged to come and write their experiences for their own benefit or to share with family and friends.

Old Saybrook native Elisabeth Petry is a writer, former journalist and lawyer. Her books include Can Anything Beat White? A Black Family’s Letters and At Home Inside: A Daughter’s Tribute to Ann Petry.  Liz has taught college English and conducted a playwriting workshop. She lives in Middletown with her husband, Lawrence Riley, who is a dog trainer and commander of the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Middletown Connecticut

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