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SPARKLE: Memories of War & Peace: A Writer's Workshop

When:
Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Where:
Category:
Virtual ZOOM Event
Registration is recommended
No Fee
Join us on Veterans Day for our next SPARKLE: Memories of War & Peace: A Writer's Workshop  Wednesday, November 11th at 2pm. Join writer/facilitator and Vietnam Vet Mario Salazar who will lead a writer's workshop exploring memories of war and peace. 

Bring your work-in-progress related to your memories of war and peace, such as you or a loved one going off to war or coming home, or participating in a peace protest, or just life happening in general. Each person should take about ½ minute to introduce his/herself. Bring less than one page to read for the event if available. Participants will read aloud their writing for feedback from the group. If you do not have something to share, you are still welcome to participate.


About our Presenter

Mario Salazar was born in Bogotá, Colombia and immigrated to the US in 1965. He served in the US Army as a draftee from 1965 to 1967. After  mario salazar nine months of training he arrived in Vietnam in October of 1966. He was a combat infantryman there for almost one year.

After service he returned to college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1972 and received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1982, both from the University of Maryland, College Park. Most of his course work was in environmental protection of water. He was inducted into two honors fraternities during his studies.

He worked professionally for forty years, retiring from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2006. For most of his twenty six years there he worked as a National Technical Expert in Underground Injection of Wastes Since his retirement he has done voluntary work in refurbishing computers for a non profit and in a soup kitchen. He has written more than two hundred articles for Internet forums and is in the process of writing his memoirs and two novels.
 

Presented by SSTCi in collaboration with the Silver Spring Village, the SPARKLE Program is a monthly community outreach series in the Silver Spring Civic Building that enriches the lives of seniors in our area. SPARKLE stands for Senior Programs Aimed at Re-Kindling Lifetime Engagement. *Events are now held virtually at this time.

RSVP: programs@silverspringvillage.org. Note, Zoom Login-info will be sent prior to the event.
Join us on Veterans Day for our next SPARKLE: Memories of War & Peace: A Writer's Workshop  Wednesday, November 11th at 2pm. Join writer/facilitator and Vietnam Vet Mario Salazar who will lead a writer's workshop exploring memories of war and peace. 

Bring your work-in-progress related to your memories of war and peace, such as you or a loved one going off to war or coming home, or participating in a peace protest, or just life happening in general. Each person should take about ½ minute to introduce his/herself. Bring less than one page to read for the event if available. Participants will read aloud their writing for feedback from the group. If you do not have something to share, you are still welcome to participate.


About our Presenter

Mario Salazar was born in Bogotá, Colombia and immigrated to the US in 1965. He served in the US Army as a draftee from 1965 to 1967. After  mario salazar nine months of training he arrived in Vietnam in October of 1966. He was a combat infantryman there for almost one year.

After service he returned to college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1972 and received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1982, both from the University of Maryland, College Park. Most of his course work was in environmental protection of water. He was inducted into two honors fraternities during his studies.

He worked professionally for forty years, retiring from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2006. For most of his twenty six years there he worked as a National Technical Expert in Underground Injection of Wastes Since his retirement he has done voluntary work in refurbishing computers for a non profit and in a soup kitchen. He has written more than two hundred articles for Internet forums and is in the process of writing his memoires and two novels.
 

Presented by SSTCi in collaboration with the Silver Spring Village, the SPARKLE Program is a monthly community outreach series in the Silver Spring Civic Building that enriches the lives of seniors in our area. SPARKLE stands for Senior Programs Aimed at Re-Kindling Lifetime Engagement. *Events are now held virtually at this time.

RSVP: programs@silverspringvillage.org. Note, Zoom Login-info will be sent prior to the event.