Veterans Book Groups

The Humanities and the Experience of  War

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.

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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.

After a successful pilot year in 2015, the Vermont Humanities Council received funding from the Argosy Foundation to continue and expand these groups in 2016. We are pleased to be working in partnership with the VA Medical Center, the VA Women’s Comprehensive Care Center, and the South Burlington Vet Center 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.

Read more about the Veterans Book Groups for women.