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Veterans Book Groups
Our Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to connect with each other, build relationships, read insightful materials, and share experiences. The group’s explorations will include books, poetry, articles, and short stories, with the goal of fostering camaraderie and a safe space to reflect and share ideas and questions.
Join a Veterans Book Group
Participants receive free copies of all readings, and a light dinner will be provided at each session. The groups are free, but pre-registration is required.
The 2017 Veterans Book Groups were made possible with funding from the Argosy Foundation, the Boatwright Foundation and the “2 Green Angels” Fund. We are pleased to be working in partnership with the VA Medical Center, the VA Women’s Comprehensive Care Center, the Veterans’ Place, and the VA Lakeside Clinic to host these groups.
“Having literature bring people together is incredibly powerful.”
Carey Russ has helped facilitate two Veterans Book Groups for women at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. “The book groups have been by far the most popular programming we’ve done here,” she says.