About Us

Our Mission

Words After War is an emerging literary organization with a mission to offer fully funded opportunities for veterans, their families and civilian supporters to share their stories. We aim to build a supportive creative community through workshops, studio retreats, literary mentorships and a writer-in-residence program.

We believe that literature is an invaluable art form and communication tool. Community is at the heart of everything we do. Literary programming is a powerful tool in building a healthier veteran community. Moreover, when veterans share their stories, a more open and more informed veteran-civilian dialogue emerges. We believe veterans need more opportunities to tell their stories, and these stories need to be made available to a broader audience. We aim to foster an environment for creation with these four pillars of our mission:

  • Time
  • Space
  • Support
  • Community