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Saturday, October 24 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
UCLA Wordcommandos: Tactical Literature: Veterans Writing for Equality

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With an emphasis on gender/racial/age diversity, as well as branch and years of service, Robert Morgan Fisher hosts a team of US veterans in the trenches of the literary battlefield. The presentation will provide insight into the craft and business of writing, with a tactical eye towards advancing onto a full-time profession.

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Robert Morgan Fisher

Robert Morgan Fisher won the 2018 Chester Himes Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the 2019 John Steinbeck Award. His fiction and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including Upstreet, Pleiades, The Arkansas Review, Red Wheelbarrow, The Missouri... Read More →

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Anja Akstin

Anja Akstin is a member of the UCLA Wordcommandos Writing Workshop for Veterans, the USC Warrior Bards and was recently selected to be part of the Writers Guild of America Veteran’s Writing Project. She grew up in Juneau, Alaska and served four years in the USMC as a member of the... Read More →
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Peter Triveas

Peter Trivelas served worked in Naval Intelligence during the Vietnam War. He’s worked as a writer, producer and currently teaches Transcendental Meditation to veterans through the David Lynch Foundation. He has published more short stories than any other UCLA Wordcommando.
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Nicholas Cormier

Nicholas Cormier III is a Veteran of the United States Air Force where he proudly served as an Air Traffic Controller.  He is a Writer, Actor, and Director.  Nicholas graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington where he studied Art with a concentration in Film and a minor... Read More →
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Avery Chatmon

Avery Chatmon is a program manager in the Air Force. She is a Jacksonville, FL native and graduate of the US Air Force Academy (‘19) who holds a Bachelors of Science in English Literature. She recently joined the UCLA Wordcommandos Workshop and is writing her first collection of... Read More →
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Gary C Smith Jr

Gary C Smith Jr is a Los Angeles, CA native. He served in the US Army from 1985 to 1989. He is a lyricist and proud member of the UCLA Wordcommando Creative Writing Workshop.

Saturday October 24, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
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