Project: Coaching the Global Village helps the Veterans Book Project choose a support counselor for each Veteran’s Bookmaking Workshop, and offers "follow-up coaching" and basic coach training to veterans who have shown an interest in creating a peer to peer coaching protocol. This is an ongoing project.
Lead Coaches: Dr. Patrick Williams
Current Funding needs: Open and ongoing
The Veterans Book Project is a library of books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and dozens of people who have been affected by, and have archives of, the current American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In their printed format, the books provide a place or “container” that slows down and materializes the great quantity of ephemeral image files that live on veterans’ hard drives and in their heads. Each book re-deploys volatile images with the aim of rearticulating and refashioning memories. It stands both independent of and in concert with the larger collection.
The Veterans Book Project facilitates bookmaking workshops around the country. In these workshops, combat and non-combat veterans, their families, and others affected by the current American wars are invited to edit and design their archives and stories into softbound, print-on-demand books. Through their national network of therapists and coaches, Coaching the Global Village helps the Veterans Book Project choose a support counselor for each workshop, and offers "follow-up coaching" and basic coach training to veterans who have shown an interest in creating a peer to peer coaching protocol. For more information, please contact Dr. Patrick Williams.