Book groups and related programs for Veterans.
Public and Veterans-only programming offering opportunities to engage with the experience of military service.
Veterans Book Group, an expansion and evolution of MHC’s Literature & Medicine program, offers facilitated small-group reading and discussion programs directly to and only for Veterans, building on Literature & Medicine’s successful track record within the Veteran’s Administration system. The humanities can play an important role in articulating the unique issues and concerns faced by Veterans: fostering connection, reducing feelings of isolation, and providing a safe context in which to explore issues regarding military service.
Our Veterans-related public programs provide an opportunity to open dialogue between the civilian public and Veterans about the experience of military service. These programs, which have been organized and designed alongside Veterans and Veterans organizations, aim to illuminate and explore service from multiple perspectives. So far, Maine has hosted film screenings and stage performances all over the state, followed either by facilitated discussion or a period of Q&A. More public programming will be launched in the coming year.