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WAR HORSE WRITING SEMINARS

Training the next generation of military writers

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The War Horse Writing Seminars are week-long, intimate workshops that bring together world-class journalists, authors, agents, and publishers who work with The War Horse team to nurture the next generation of military writers.

The War Horse has hosted three writing seminars—all in partnership with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Upcoming Seminars

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS!

Writing Seminar for Combat Medics and Corpsman

October 17-23, 2019

Boulder Crest Retreat, Virginia

The War Horse hosts week-long, expenses-paid writing seminars yearly. This fall we’re hosting our fourth writing seminar—this one for combat medics and corpsmen—to help train the next generation of military writers to find and shape their stories.

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS!

Writing Seminar for Combat Medics and Corpsman

October 17-23, 2019

Boulder Crest Retreat, Virginia

The War Horse hosts week-long, expenses-paid writing seminars yearly. This fall we’re hosting our fourth writing seminar—this one for combat medics and corpsmen—to help train the next generation of military writers to find and shape their stories.

Guest Speakers

Thank you to each of the generous guest speakers who volunteer their time to inspire and mentor our War Horse Fellows. Explore the thoughtful journalists, authors, educators, agents, and publishers that help to make our writing seminars possible.

Helen Benedict
Award-winning author and Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

Mark Bowden
Award-winning author and bestselling author of Black Hawk Down

Steve Coll
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

Kevin Cullen
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times Bestselling author

Jim Dao
New York Times OP/ED editor

David Dunlap
New York Times reporter since 1981 where he serves as the “keeper of Times history”

Josh Friedman
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Vice-Chair at The Carey Institute for Global Good

Matt Gallagher
Army veteran, author of Youngblood and Kaboom

Tracy Grant
Deputy Managing Editor of The Washington Post

Phil Klay
Marine veteran author award-winning author of Redeployment

Stuart Krichevsky
Literary agent at SK Agency

Elana Newman
R.M. McFarlin Professor of Psychology at The University of Tulsa

Finbarr O’Reilly
World Press Photo Winner

Dana Priest
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The Washington Post and New York Times Bestselling author

David Rohde
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and news director at The New Yorker

Robert Rosenthal
Award-winning journalist and former executive director of The Center for Investigative Reporting

Bruce Shapiro
Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Paula Span
New York Times journalist and professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Karen Stabiner
Author and professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

Wendy Wolf
Vice President and Associate Publisher of Viking

Lee Woodruff
New York Times Bestselling author of In An Instant

Helen Benedict
Award-winning author and Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

Mark Bowden
Award-winning author and bestselling author of Black Hawk Down

Steve Coll
Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winning author and dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

Kevin Cullen
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and NYT Bestselling author

Jim Dao
New York Times OP/ED editor

David Dunlap
New York Times reporter since 1981 where he serves as the “keeper of Times history”

Josh Friedman
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Vice-Chair at The Carey Institute for Global Good

Matt Gallagher
Army veteran, author of Youngblood and Kaboom

Tracy Grant
Deputy Managing Editor of The Washington Post

Phil Klay
Marine veteran author award-winning author of Redeployment

Stuart Krichevsky
Literary agent at SK Agency

Elana Newman
R.M. McFarlin Professor of Psychology at The University of Tulsa

Finbarr O’Reilly
World Press Photo Winner

Dana Priest
Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winning journalist at The Washington Post and NYT Bestselling author

David Rohde
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and news director at The New Yorker

Robert Rosenthal
Award-winning journalist and former executive director of The Center for Investigative Reporting

Bruce Shapiro
Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Paula Span
New York Times journalist and professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Karen Stabiner
Author and professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

Wendy Wolf
Vice President and Associate Publisher of Viking

Lee Woodruff
New York Times Bestselling author of In An Instant

WH Writing Seminars

by the numbers

120+

REFLECTIONS

50+

WRITERS

I’ve met the vets who have come to War Horse Writing Seminars, and it’s fair to say that their lives – some of which have been overturned and swallowed up by traumatic war-related injuries – are altered positively forever by the experience. More than giving them the skills to take on the serious business of writing, The War Horse is teaching them how to make sense of their world while seeing the world beyond them. And on top of it all their team is providing what’s become a renowned distribution portal that is considered not just important to the vets, but vital by renowned journalists and military officials.

— Tom Jennings

Frontline Producer and NYU Journalism Professor

WH Writing Seminars

by the numbers

120+

REFLECTIONS

50+

WRITERS

I’ve met the vets who have come to War Horse Writing Seminars, and it’s fair to say that their lives – some of which have been overturned and swallowed up by traumatic war-related injuries – are altered positively forever by the experience. More than giving them the skills to take on the serious business of writing, The War Horse is teaching them how to make sense of their world while seeing the world beyond them. And on top of it all their team is providing what’s become a renowned distribution portal that is considered not just important to the vets, but vital by renowned journalists and military officials.

— Tom Jennings

Frontline Producer and NYU Journalism Professor