August Meeting Recap

posted Aug 18, 2019, 2:39 PM by Bruce Rowe   [ updated Aug 19, 2019, 7:33 PM ]
Ron started with an update on our "action teams" that are working on these new initiatives: publicity/social media, scholarships, grant writing, collecting aging vet stories, and book three, Stories That Need to Be Told. The goals are to expand the group's reach and mission through these efforts.

August 21, VWG will be presenting to three libraries about setting up a veterans' writing group similar to VWG.

Our writers reading:
  • Charlie - Contributing to the Cold War: A wise crack gone bad on a trip to East Germany
  • George - Attache Business: No escaping a long series of toasts by the Chinese representatives, even trying to dump it in a nearby potted plant
  • Joe - A Coming of Age: Recounting his Navy boot camp experience at NTC San Diego
  • Robert - Spectors of the Age of Aquarius: Sweet and sout - like ketchup 7 mustard - of the Vietnam era
  • Maria - The Black Madonna: Praying a Manda to coach combat vets with the aim to prevent suicide, and following through
  • Paul - from his memoir, The Solomon Sea: As a ship approaches the shore, a misunderstood command seals its fate of breaking up on a coral reef
Book recommendation, particularly for women who've served - A Piece of My Heart: The Stories of 26 American Women Who Served in Vietnam, edited by Keith Walker

Next meeting is September 21 @11 am. Join us then at VANC in Oceanside.

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