Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $2,745 to the University of Iowa Center for the Book for "A Residency by The Combat Paper Project". The project will be from April 7 - April 16, 2010. A lecture and presentation will be on Thursday, April 15 at 7:30pm the Shambaugh Auditorium at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
According to project director Matthew P. Brown, the project will allow veterans to convert their military uniforms into pulp which in turn will be converted into paper. From this paper, veterans will create art inspired by memories and personal stories from their time in service during a creative writing workshop. A public presentation/lecture will be held after the workshop.
"Our organization is pleased to provide support for projects that allows for Iowans to connect with veterans and their stories," said Humanities Iowa executive director, Christopher Rossi.
The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation. For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.