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ASAP Anthology Launch Party (DC)

  • The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh Street Chevy Chase, MD 20815 United States (map)

The Armed Services Arts Partnership is proud to launch A Common Bond II: An ASAP Anthology. This written publication includes stories from our veterans, service members, and military families who have participated in ASAP's classes and workshops. Genres of writing include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing. This event will include select readings from invited publication contributors, a talk-back, and book-signing station. Light refreshments will be served.

WHEN & WHERE (DC): This event will take place on Saturday, May 25th, 2019, from 1 – 4 PM at The Writer’s Center (4508 Walsh Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815)

NOT IN DC? ARE YOU CLOSER TO WILLIAMSBURG? Check out the Launch Event in Hampton Roads on Sunday, June 2, from 5 – 8 PM, William & Mary's Miller Hall, Classroom 1013. Click here for more info.

TICKETS: Tickets are FREE to reserve online. Please register for this event through the link below.

BUY THE BOOK: You can buy the book at the launch party. Additionally, pre-order for books can be done online here or through the link below. 

When you think of a veteran or service member what comes to mind? A hero? A victim? Oftentimes, books about veterans and the military are told in valorizing or victimizing terms. This is not one of those books. A Common Bond II is a project of the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP), a nonprofit that aims to cultivate community and growth with veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers through the arts. Creativity is born from community—and all of the stories and poems in this anthology are written by veterans, service members, and military family members who continue to participate in ASAP’s classes and workshops. Some stories are tragic, others are comedic. Some relate to the military, others have nothing to do with it. Yet collectively, these stories articulate a more diverse and dynamic narrative of the veteran, military, and human experience.