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Warriors, Veterans, Family, and Friends Writing the Military Experience
Milspeak: Warriors, Veterans, Family, and Friends Writing the Military Experience
edited by Sally Drumm
6 x 9 paperback, 474 pages
Dedicated to F. P. Siedentopf, Master Gunnery Sergeant, United States Marine Corps (Ret)
(Feb. 5, 1942 - Memorial Day, May 25, 2009)
Fred ready to grill 473 hotdogs for Military Appreciation Day, July 7, 2008.
About MILSPEAK Founder and Editor, Sally Drumm
Sally Drumm earned an MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte, NC, in May 2005 and founded Milspeak in September 2005. A Cold War Veteran and Marine Corps retiree, Sally received her education through a Veterans Administration’s rehabilitation program for disabled veterans. Sally’s writing has appeared in Gargoyle, The Gettysburg Review, Mythic Passages and other venues, including Milspeak Memo, an online journal dedicated to freedom of speech and sharing military life in the words of those who live it. Visit Milspeak Memo to read or to share your writing at www.milspeak.org.
Part memoir, part anthology, Milspeak tells the story of the development and evolution of Milspeak Creative Writing Seminars (MCWS), a creative writing seminar/workshop for military people, located at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina. In addition to the story of MCWS, the book contains creative nonfiction essays and personal memoirs written by participants of the program over the course of approximately three years. Told from the personal perspectives of former and active-duty servicemen and women and their families and friends, this anthology brings readers as close to the American military experience as possible.