The Mighty Pen Project was founded in 2014 by bestselling historical fiction writer, professor, playwright, and philanthropist David L. Robbins. In partnership with the Virginia War Memorial, the Mighty Pen Project provides writing instruction and continuing writing support to those who have experienced our nation’s military events either through service or as a supporter of the military. A major strength of our writing program is our class composition, allowing us – and the participants – to see lives of service and world events through a diversity of lenses, encompassing veterans, spouses, family members, and friends spanning every military uniform through eras of conflict and times of peace. The many written historical narratives and literature that emerge from our classes are the focus and content of our online Anthology & Archive, selections from which are printed annually in our journal.
In The Mighty Pen Project’s free, semester-length collegiate-level writing classes, veterans and their supporters are given the academic tools, rigor, and continuing support they need to most effectively tell the stories of their choosing. Classes are taught by university writing professors and held year ‘round.
Veterans and their supporters have stories to tell. They carry important experiences and emotions with them during, and often long after, military service. Their stories are always laden with personal import and, frequently, with vital historical perspectives. The Mighty Pen Project provides a variety of programs to memorialize these lives and recollections of service, in order to share their important lessons with our community and keep them ever-present in our culture.
If you’re a veteran and think you’d like to learn how to tell your story in a supportive community of like-minded writing veterans, please visit the website below to learn more, or apply for one of the 12 week sessions conducted year-round. Or contact David for more information.