Art in Action at Veterans' Open Mic Night
Beyond the battlefield and the barracks, some of Florida’s 1.5 million veterans have had trouble transitioning to civilian life. Yet, there are signs that poetry, art and performance are helping veterans adjust.
With Veterans’ Day approaching, we bring you their stories this week in a special edition of Florida Matters.
The WUSF Veterans Coming Home project partnered with Art-2-Action Tampa Veterans to bring you this evening of poetry and music with military veterans.
The emcees for the evening were Andrea Assaf, director of Art-2-Action, and guest playwright Linda Parris-Bailey who wrote the play, Speed Killed My Cousin, about returning veterans.
The highlights feature veterans Charla Gautierre, Cheldyn Donovan and Marc Reid.