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We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences - Meeting Virtually.

We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences - Meeting Virtually.

Author Elisabeth Petry will continue to lead The Veterans' Writing Group. This series, invites Veterans to share their stories and photos in their own voices. Veterans are encouraged to share their experiences for their own benefit or to share with family and friends. At this time we ask that you contact Russell Staff member Christy Billings at cbillings@russelllibrary.org about virtually visiting the group.

Currently, we have service people from combat and non-combat situations from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraqi Freedom. We hope to hear from other Iraq War Vets, and those who have served in Afghanistan. Old Saybrook native Elisabeth Petry is a writer and former journalist and lawyer. Her first book, a collection of letters that she edited, was Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters. Her second is At Home Inside: A Daughter’s Tribute to Ann Petry. She lives in Middletown with her husband, Lawrence Riley, who is a dog trainer and the former Commander of the American Legion Milardo-Wilcox Post 75, Middletown CT.


The workshop facilitator is Christy Billings. She can be reached at cbillings@russelllibrary.org


Sponsored by The Friends of the Russell Library.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Registration has closed.

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