This breakout session will talk about what led Vietnam veteran Steve Williams and his wife Rosie to write about the difficult experience of going to an unpopular war and coming home to protests and strong stereotyping that made the transition back into civilian life challenging. They will discuss why it took so long to record the story. As Steve says:
“I’ve had a story to tell from the moment I stepped back onto American soil in 1970 after serving in Vietnam for a year, but it took 50 years for that story to find the right words, and for those words to find their voice”
Nine Pairs of Boots in Vietnam: Steps to Healing Every Veteran Need to Know”
After a brief discussion with the group about post-traumatic stress disorder, the Williams’ will
present the pros and cons of writing Steve’s memoir. For them, the pros of writing through difficulty far outweighed the cons!
The Little Jeep Who Couldn’t Beep, Rosie’s most current book, is an effort to continue to reach out to those with difficult circumstances, this time to children between the ages of 3-7.
On Friday, August 28, members of the District 1 Kansas Authors Club, hosts for the 2021 State Writing Conference and Convention scheduled for October 9 and 10 at the Ramada Inn in Topeka announced a switch from an in-person event to a virtual one.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we shift to Plan B for the convention. We promise that it will still contain the same motivational and informative workshops and speakers. It will perhaps be even more intimate in the webinar setting, as no one will have to strain to see or hear speakers. You’ll be able to look into their eyes and feel like you’re sitting in the same room with them. And, actually, you will be… in the same zoom room!
We look forward to seeing you in October on Zoom!
View convention details on this page: 2021 Convention
Registration deadline: October 7, 2021