Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Peace, Love, and Post-Traumatic Growth with the Combat Hippies
HowlRound: In the fall of 2014 I received an email from Kathryn Garcia, director of Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts department. She contacted me with an opportunity to assist MDC Live Arts with starting a creative writing workshop for local veterans. At the time I was working at the Miami VA Medical Center, where I had hosted a veterans open mic earlier that year. Her department was seeking a veteran to help them create, promote, and recruit for the workshop. The four month long project was to culminate with an informal reading at the Betsy Hotel on Ocean Drive in South Beach. I agreed on the spot to participate in the project and began recruitment immediately.