Returning veterans heal through self expression

Writing and the journey home aHealth Writers and Radio Literature combine to host a discussion of alternative therapies for veterans who struggle with PTSD and how some explore self expression through creative writing. Co-hosts Lynn Shoemaker and Steve Blank are joined by three special guests:
Erin Celello, author of Learning To Stay, a novel set here in Madison about a couple struggling to save their marriage after the husband returns from war with PTSD. Erin’s novel is currently being dramatized for the stage;
Doug Bradly, A veteran of the war in Vietnam and co-author of the soon to be published We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack to the Vietnam War;
William Schuth, a poet and former marine who served in Iraq and since has left the Marines Corps to do his graduate studies in US military history and civil-military relations at UW Madison. William is currently working two collections of poetry, including Twelfth General Order and another, as yet untitled, book. As a special treat, William reads two of his poems.
Doug and William are both member of the Deadly Writers Patrol, a writing group comprised of veterans.
To listen to our November 13th broadcast, click on the player below.

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