Ron Capps

Ron Capps

The founder and director of the Veterans Writing Project <>, Ron Capps served 25 years in the Army and Army Reserve and is a combat veteran of Afghanistan. He has been a contributor to Time Magazine’s Battleland blog and to Foreign Policy; his literary writing has been featured in JMWW, The New York Times, The Delmarva Review, The Little Patuxent Review, Prime Number, and Riverlit. The Washington Post called his 2009 essay Back From the Brink, “stunningly good.” His essay The French Lieutenant’s iPod won first prize for creative non-fiction in Press 53′s 2011 Open Awards competition, and his 2011 essay Yellow was listed as a Notable in Best American Essays of 2012.

He has been a featured speaker on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, PRI’s The World, Pacifica Radio, the BBC World Service and has been a consultant to TimeRolling Stone, and PBS Frontline. His book, Writing War: A Guide to Telling Your Own Story serves as the curriculum for Veterans Writing Project seminars and workshops. A memoir, Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years, is forthcoming in 2014 from Schaffner Press. 


  • Beyond PTSD: Stories of Reintegration (11:00 A.M. Monday, March 24)
  • On the State of Teaching Military Writing Today  (2:00 P.M. Monday, March 24)
  • Writing the Military Experience: A Hands-on Writing Session (3:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 25)

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