Since 2013, the Minnesota Humanities Center has honored Minnesota Veterans who contribute in a myriad of ways to their communities, state, and country. The 2020 Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony will continue to honor the outstanding work of Minnesota’s Veterans by celebrating their poetry, prose, essays, memoirs, and more. On October 8, this year’s Ceremony will feature Veterans sharing their written and spoken work at an online ceremony.
Prior to the ceremony, MHC will host four Warrior Writers Workshops around the state to help Veterans become more comfortable telling their stories. Workshops are open to all interested Veterans.
Sharing personal experiences can spark dialogue, actualize healing, deepen understanding, and change perceptions. Story submissions for the awards could focus on one (or more) of the eight topics that frame the Veterans’ Voices program: Combat & Non-Combat, Duty, Family, Motivation, Perceptions, Reintegration, Service, and Transformation.
Learn more about the awardees.
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The Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund from the State of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Humanities Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and relies on the generous donations of its supporters and participants. Please consider supporting the work of MHC and events like the Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony – every donation helps empower people to understand each other better through the humanities. Thank you!