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New Writing Group for Military in Fayetteville

Jerry Bradley

Jerry Bradley

Folks in and around the Cumberland County region—including Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson, and Sampson Counties—take note: there’s a new writing group starting up on the first and third Saturday of the month.

“Writing Can Help,” founded by Veterans Writing Collective member Jerry Bradley, hopes to “inspire artistic expression and creation and to encourage release, hope, help and healing through writing.”

The group includes but is not limited to military men and women, retirees, veterans, government civilians, battlefield contractors, first responders and their family members who have experienced or who are experiencing events resulting in mental (such as PTSD and TBI) or physical trauma and disabilities. The goal of this group is to encourage a peer environment in which participants can develop their artistic writing skills through instruction, review and feedback offered in an honest, positive and constructive (not destructive) manner. This will be done through workshops, discussions groups, critique groups, special projects and events. Remember, disabled does not mean unable.

“Writing Can Help” meets in Room 202 of the All American Veteran Center/Bookstore building on the Fayetteville Technical Community College campus. The first meeting will be held Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 am—please come prepared to write!

Questions: Contact Jerry Bradley, facilitator, at 910-574-5019 or writingcanhelp@gmail.com.

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