Fallbrook's Writers Read Presents

The Veterans Writing Group

Preceded by open mic

The Veterans Writing Group comprises vets from all conflicts, current through WWII.

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location:  Café des Artistes 103 S Main, Fallbrook Enter from the rear parking lot off Alvarado St.

The Fallbrook’s Writers Read free monthly reading of poetry and prose is honored to present the Veterans Writing Group on Wednesday, September 12, at 6 p.m., at the Café des Artistes. The group’s reading will be preceded by open mic for poetry and prose.

Supported and mentored by the Writers Guild Foundation, the Veterans Writing Group, which is based in Oceanside, describes itself as:

We are Veterans, We are Writers (or want to be),  We are Supporters,  We are Mentors,  We span all conflicts / services.    We have the "fight to get home," desire to help each other achieve that "over that hill" goal, whatever it might be. 

Veterans who will read include:

Glen Foss served as a junior officer in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict, with duty in the Western Pacific. For most of his professional career, he was a seagoing Operations Superintendent for the international Deep Sea Drilling Project and Ocean Drilling Program. He holds degrees in geology, and after retiring from Texas A&M University, he taught oceanography and geology at Palomar and MiraCosta Colleges. Glen is retired and lives with his wife in Escondido.

Ron Pickett flew airplanes for the U.S. Navy for 26 years, retiring as a captain. Currently he is a consultant and writer whose management and leadership articles are frequently published in a variety of journals and trade magazines. He says he is trying to learn to tell lies—make that write fiction.

Terry Severhill served in Vietnam with the US Marine Corps. Terry is regularly reads his poetry at Fallbrook’s Writers Read.

Michael Wood is the media production manager and administrative officer for the Veterans Writing Group of San Diego County. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1995 and served in Iraq. During his 12 years of active duty and 5 years of reserve duty, Michael was awarded for his leadership and for the successful programs he created. Due to combat injuries, Michael is currently continuing his education and improving his own process of storytelling while producing short videos to better assist other veterans. Some of his videos can be found at the veteranswritinggroup.org.
For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.