Mighty Pen Project


Registration is now open for The Mighty Pen Project 2024.

Now accepting applications for the 2024 Mighty Pen Project Virtual Semesters.


Mighty Pen Project Virtual Master Class: January 3 – March 13, 2024

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 virtually via Zoom for 12 weeks, on Wednesdays at 6:30PM.

Mighty Pen Project Virtual New Student Class: April 17 – July 3, 2024

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.

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.

“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

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.


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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