Heroes’ Voices  National Veterans Poetry Contest
In cooperation with George Mason University
Prizes: $1,000 ♦ $500 ♦ $250 ♦ $100
Entries accepted February 15 – April 20

Heroes’ Voices
helps veterans build confidence and community by connecting them with the power of music and poetry. Veterans raise their voices together at our free workshops, build their skills with our free online guitar lessons, and find resources in their local communities through our on-line database. Launched in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are expanding throughout the USA.

Heroes’ Voices puts the transformational power of music and poetry to work for our veterans by:

  • Creating opportunities for veterans to engage with music and poetry, in settings ranging from psychiatric wards to community centers.
  • Building alliances with other veterans organizations to expand the use of music and poetry in their programs.
  • Providing information and referrals for veterans interested in the arts.
  • Promoting and sponsoring research into music therapy for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Enjoyed the Heroes’ Voices Spring workshop...

“I enjoyed the Heroes’ Voices Spring workshop very much. The environment and music was very exciting and enjoyable. I also enjoy the guitar classes I’m enrolled in very much. I find them relaxing and also very motivating.

I am currently receiving mental health treatment at the mental health clinic located in Menlo Park. My treatment team has been very supportive of my involvement in the guitar class. It has been noted that my anxiety has decreased enormously, and that I am more energetic. The therapeutic value has helped me tremendously and I’m very thankful for having the opportunity to participate in the program.”

Anonymous Veteran

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