Mighty Pen Project

Registration is now open for The Mighty Pen Project 2022.

Three courses will be offered in 2022 to suit needs of veterans all over the Commonwealth, including in-person and virtual classes.

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Mighty Pen Project Master Class 2022: January 5 – March 23, 2022

This course is open to previous graduates of the Mighty Pen Project. Professor David L. Robbins will work with students to go beyond entry-level writing techniques to help veteran students further develop their memoirs and recollections. Classes will be held in-person at the Virginia War Memorial for 12 weeks, on Wednesdays at 6:30PM in the Schumann Conference Room. A graduation ceremony will be held on March 30th, 2022 at 6:30PM.


Mighty Pen Project Virtual Semester 2022: April 13 – June 15, 2022

The Mighty Pen Project is for all Virginia veterans! We are proud to offer a virtual semester of the Mighty Pen Project, taught by Professor David L. Robbins. Students are encouraged to join from anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia via Zoom for this 12-week semester. Classes are Wednesdays at 6:30PM, and a virtual graduation will be streamed on June 22, 2022.


Mighty Pen Project In-Person Semester 2022: August 24 – November 9, 2022

This course is open to new and returning students of the Mighty Pen Project. Professor David L. Robbins will help Virginia veterans to develop their recollections into a written narrative by introducing them to basic writing techniques. No writing experience is required! Although free, space in this class is limited, with preference given to new Mighty Pen students. Classes will be held in-person at the Virginia War memorial for 12 weeks, on Wednesdays at 6:30PM in the Schumann Conference Room. A graduation ceremony will be held on November 16, 2022.


“Fatigues glued to my skin, rain of a thousand years, rhythms and waves. I am sitting on my helmet…” — excerpt from Rain by Richard G., Vietnam veteran and Mighty Pen student


Summer GRADUATION READINGS

Share Your Stories.

Do you want to preserve your military experiences?

Veterans, now is the time to share your stories!

The Virginia War Memorial Foundation’s Mighty Pen Project provides creative writing instruction so students may develop their recollections into a complete written narrative. Through this program, the Foundation works to generate, preserve and share stories written by military veterans and those touched by their service.




Classes are hosted free-of-charge as a benefit to veterans.

If you are interested in reading selected work by students from previous classes, you may browse stories at VCU Scholars Compass.

MIGHT PEN PROJECT ARCHIVES

Are you interested in hosting a Mighty Pen Project class in your region of Virginia? The Foundation is always seeking educators and volunteers to help with veteran programming and outreach across the Commonwealth. Contact us at info@vawarmemorial.org for more information about hosting a Mighty Pen Project class.

If you have questions or need assistance, reach out to us at mightypen@vawarmemorial.org.

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