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FREE | Writing Workshop at the Chelmsford-Lowell Elks, Lodge #2310

October 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Writing Workshop at the Chelmsford-Lowell Elks, Lodge #2310
Chelmsford veteran 
Fred Galus Jr.’s 
Vietnam War journal 
led to a novel honoring 
his experience. What might yours do for you?

About this event

Join us for a free writing workshop hosted by author Chris Boucher.

Boucher’s most recent novel was inspired by his father-in-law, the deceased and sadly-missed Fred Galus Jr. of Chelmsford. A decorated Vietnam veteran, Galus kept a journal of his time “in country.”

Front Pivot features excerpts from a fictional diary by a veteran of our involvement in Afghanistan. In the story, two teens struggle to make sense of their dead father’s role in another complicated war.

The workshop will be of interest to veterans looking for a means of processing their own experience as well as the children of veterans. Boucher will discuss how he researched and wrote the novel and provide guidance to those interested in recording or interpreting similar experiences.


Chelmsford Elks Lodge
Chelmsford Elks Lodge 300 Littleton Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824 United States
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