A Call for Letters To The Wall
“Last Memorial Day, Veterans For Peace delivered 151 letters and 32 postcards to The Wall — the Vietnam War memorial in Washington, D.C. — in a solemn ceremony of remembrance and grief,” writes Doug Rawlings, one of the five founding members of the organization. “This year we want to increase our letters tenfold.” [photo by Ellen Davidson]
By way of answering this call, VFP Chapter 72 hosts a free, half-day writing session in Portland on Sunday afternoon, May 22, aimed at generating letters,
poems and narratives to deliver to The Wall in Washington, as well as to the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial walls, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Here is the link to the Facebook Event Page for this workshop.
WRITE A LETTER in the company of others, at a dedicated session facilitated by local author Martha Gies.
SUNDAY, MAY 22 from 1 to 4 pm
at Portland Community Media
PCM Annex Space, 2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland
The facilitated writing session will begin promptly at 1:00 pm with personal introductions, followed by prompts, silent periods for composing, and an opportunity (optional) to read aloud. This is a community workshop, FREE and open to the public.
Martha Gies joined VFP as an associate member after covering the 2011 Portland Convention for Street Roots. She has been teaching writing for 27 years. For more information, contact Becky at 503-774-9197 (no txt) or becky.pdx at gmail dot com.