Veterans gathered in front of an audience of nearly 100 Monday evening at the Community College of Vermont’s Winooski center to tell their stories of combat and of their homecoming. The four panelists who chose to share their stories, Paul Hood, David Carlson, Chris Boutin, and Marie Milord, were participants in a writing workshop held over the summer known as Veterans Writing in Vermont, which was facilitated by former CCV Faculty Member Joe Ryan.
If there’s one thing faculty member Shawn Kerivan has artfully mastered, it’s the power of living creatively.
“The way I teach my classes and lead my life is from the point of view of a creative writer,” says the Stowe-based author. “I try to find the creative approach to everything first and find the energy there.”
Kerivan teaches at CCV in Morrisville. He started in the Learning Center’s writing lab eight years ago and moved quickly to teaching foundational courses, then English Composition, and after a couple years it morphed into “basically every writing course available.”