Local writer and poetry therapist Kathleen Nesbitt is offering a free weekly writing workshop for military veterans. Over the course of 16 weeks, Nesbitt will guide veterans through the basics of creative writing to help them share common experiences, from the stresses of combat to dealing with the VA bureaucracy. Classes will be held Saturdays from 2:30 to 5 PM on the third floor of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum (participants will not need to pay admission). The family members of any veteran (not just those in the workshop) are invited to attend monthly presentations of the participants’ work. There are a limited number of spots, so registration is strongly encouraged. The cut-off date to join is 11/8. For more info or to register, contact Nesbitt at kcn@writingacrosstheriver.org or 773-316-5800.