Writing War: The Veterans Writing Project

Writing War: The Veterans Writing Project

Ron Capps

11.12.2012

Ron Capps

"Ron Capps was a soldier for 25 years. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1983, received a commission in 1985 and served on active duty for nine years before returning to the Army Reserve. As a reservist, he was re-called a number of times to active service including work with special operations forces in central Africa, a combat tour in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003, and work as an international peacekeeper in Darfur. Ron served as a Foreign Service officer from 1994-2008 with postings in Kosovo, Rwanda, Iraq and Sudan. Now retired from government service, he is a freelance writer and directs the Veterans Writing Project, a non-profit organization that provides no-cost writing seminars and workshops for veterans."

To honor Veterans Day, the Clinton School hosts a lecture featuring Ron Capps, director of the Veterans Writing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that provides no-cost writing seminars and workshops for veterans, active and reserve service members, and military family members. The seminars are led by working writers who hold MA or MFA writing degrees and who are combat veterans. The project’s core curriculum “Writing War: A Guide to Telling Your Own Story” is written by a veteran for veterans and details the elements of craft involved in writing both fiction and non-fiction.