Register for “Reading Our Stories: Exploring the Veteran’s Experience through Literature”

Discussion Groups Sponsored by the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System and the National Humanities Center

Reading Our Stories

Join chaplains from the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System as they explore the Veteran’s experience through fiction and poetry in discussion groups in Raleigh, Durham, and Greenville.

Participants will consider how storytellers from ancient times to the present day have interpreted the foundations of military service—patriotism, duty, loyalty, sacrifice, and heroism. They will examine what happens in combat and how combat affects soldiers and, through them, family and friends. And they will explore how the nation remembers, honors, and sometimes exploits the Veteran’s service.

National Endowment for the Humanities“Reading Our Stories” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

The Durham group will focus on the experience of women Veterans. The Raleigh and Greenville groups will be open to all Veterans and their family members.

Enrollment is limited. Register using the form below, or by calling the National Humanities Center at (919) 406-0123.

Locations, Dates, and Times

Durham, NC: for women Veterans only Raleigh, NC: open to all Veterans and their families Greenville, NC: open to all Veterans and their families
Women’s Health Clinic, Durham VA Medical Center
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705
Raleigh Vet Center
8851 Ellstree Lane #122
Raleigh, NC 27617
Greenville VA Health Care Center, 2nd Floor Chaplain Service Conference Room
401 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834
Mondays, 3:00–4:30 pm
January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
Saturdays, 9:00–10:30 am
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
Tuesdays, 1:00–2:30 pm
January 24
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23

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Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.