The Military Experience and the Arts Symposium will take place July 5-7, at Eastern Kentucky University. 100 veterans–from all over the country–will receive three, free days of lodging, meals, textbooks, and workshops to help them express themselves through the creative arts.
The MEA has three goals in mind:
- To expand the type of one-on-one help provided to veteran contributors to The Journal of Military Experience to the masses
- To celebrate veteran writing and art through a number of activities and events open to both veterans and the general public
- To educate individuals about the healing capabilities of creative expression through testimonials and public lectures by experts in fields that provide veterans with creative, cathartic outlets for veterans to express themselves on their own terms.
Travis L. Martin
Director, Military Experience and the Arts Symposium
Editor, The Journal of Military Experience