Writing in the Military Gaze

with Abby E. Murray

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry


Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: June 14, 2022
End Date: July 19, 2022
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats

This course is designed for writers of all genres who create in the military gaze, writing about war, its impact, and military service. Too often, silence often goes hand in hand with these subjects to maintain "peace" in times of chaos. For military veterans, family members, and friends, the risk of speaking to our experiences is great. In this workshop, participants will read and discuss daring work, then respond to prompts and share their work, if they wish, in a supportive environment.

This class is offered with sliding scale, pay-what-you-can pricing. Select the price you'd like to pay from the drop-down menu on the left.

Abby E. Murray

Abby E. Murray


Abby E. Murray's first poetry collection, Hail and Farewell, won the Perugia Press Poetry Prize in 2019. She is currently the editor of Collateral and lives near Washington DC. Check out more information by going to www.abbyemurray.com or go to Facebook: facebook.com/abbyemurray. Other social media handles are @abbyemurray.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

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