Welcome to Returning Soldiers Speak


Returning Soldiers Speak is a venue for soldiers and veterans of all conflicts and wars to tell their stories through the spoken word so we who are left behind can listen to what they have to tell.

We believe it is now that we need to truly listen and validate the voices of the returning soldiers, so we can all begin the journey towards helping them find their way home.

Story has the power to heal.

Annual Event


The annual RETURNING SOLDIERS SPEAK event is an evening of prose and poetry presented by veterans.
It is an event about veterans writing and telling their stories to the community in a meaningful way.

The Anthologies

Returning Soldiers Speak: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Soldiers and Veterans

“The high price that warriors pay for America’s commitment to war is evident on every page of this fine book. I thank those men and women for making the effort to tell their stories in this excellent, hard-hitting book."

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The Storytellers: Veterans and Family Members Write About Military Life

“For veterans who have returned from war with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), it’s been found that writing about their experiences has a therapeutic value and can assist in the healing process."

"Reading this book is a profound experience..."

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