Upcoming Events for Veterans:

The William & Mary Center for Veterans Engagement is hosting the following FREE events for veterans:

Comedy Warriors Screening – November 6, 2014 @7pm

All are welcome to join the William & Mary community for a free screening of the documentary film Comedy Warriors. The film features five severely wounded service members — four men and one woman — with injuries ranging from burns to amputation. They tell their stories from the moment they decided to enlist, their experiences in combat, their struggles in coming home to heal, and the role that humor plays in their rehabilitation. The showing will take place on Thursday, November 6th, from 7pm-8:30pm in the Sadler Center Tidewater A room (200 Stadium Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23187). Please check out our Facebook Event to reserve a spot!

Point of Contact: Ryan Goss (


Military Family Improv Day – November 8, 2014 @2pm

Do you like Whose Line Is it Anyway? Enjoy comedy without having to memorize scripts or jokes? Then join I.T., William & Mary’s oldest student performance group, for an afternoon of interactive improvisational comedy. Come watch the troupe perform some of their favorite improvisational games and afterwards, military veterans and their families are welcome to join the fun. The group will teach participants the structure of improvisational comedy and then offer some exciting, family-friendly games. The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 8th, from 2pm-5pm in the Sadler Center Commonwealth Auditorium (200 Stadium Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23187. To sign up for Military Family Improv Day, please fill out our online RSVP form.
Point of Contact: Ryan Goss (
Veterans Writing Project (VWP) – November 8 & 9, 2014
We will be hosting Ron Capps and the Veterans Writing Project at the Mason School of Business (101 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23187) on November 8th and 9th from 9AM to 5PM each day. An OEF/OIF veteran and published author himself, Ron provides participants with the tools necessary to write about their unique military experiences. Each person in attendance will receive a copy of the Veterans Writing Project’s curriculum, Writing War, to use as a reference both during and after the program. Upon completion of the seminar, participants will be eligible to a) join the Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group, b) publish pieces in the VWP’s official literary journal – O-Dark-Thirty, and c) read their work in public performances put on by the Center for Veterans Engagement. To sign up for the VWP, please fill out our online RSVP form.

ABOUT VETCONNECT: Spartyka Foundation’s VetConnect division encourages veterans to interact with other veterans by being a part of a community that supports transitioning veterans, wounded warriors, and Gold Star Families. The Spartyka Foundation teams up with other organizations to host events that provide a low-stress, social setting for peer-to-peer support. Upcoming events are posted on our website and shared through social media to promote attendance. We partner with other veteran-based organizations to promote their events, creating a trusted community of organizations with a shared goal.