Upcoming Events

Vet Centers

Our partnership with Vet Centers allows Veterans of all ages to take advantage of The Red Badge Project’s program, while providing a link between veterans of multiple generations. Select here for Vet Center Information.

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Past Events Listed Below


Veterans Tell Their Stories

Gesa Credit Union presents at Gesa Power House Theatre
on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. 

The evening will start with an hour of short films, followed by live presentations by veterans from the Walla Walla group (and from around the state) with stories they have crafted in Red Badge. If you are in the audience, you may be the first people outside the classroom or tight-knit circles of friends and families who have heard these told. This is an honor and an opportunity to thank veterans for their services for embracing both the individuals and their experiences.

Hosted by Red Badge founding faculty member Warren Etheredge, the evening will run about 2 hours and will offer an unforgettable experience that just may better lives for those who have protected yours.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou

Gesa Credit Union Presents The Red Badge Project Veterans Tell Their Stories“We are thrilled to present The Red Badge Project: Veterans Tell Their Stories at Gesa Power House Theatre,” says Angie Brotherton, AVP Community Relations and Impact. “At Gesa, we are dedicated to doing our part in improving the lives of our veterans, who have sacrificed so much to serve and protect our country. It is an honor to share in this experience with The Red Badge Project and give our local heroes a safe avenue to discuss and embrace their experiences.”

Reserved seating tickets ($15) are available online or at the door.
All profits from ticket sales will be donated to The Red Badge Project.

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An Honest Memorial Day

An evening of readings by military veterans of The Red Badge Project

Memorial Day is about more than BBQ and blowout sales. Much more. To commemorate the rightfully somber holiday, The Red Badge Project presents an unforgettable evening of tributes, written and told by veterans, about the fallen — those who have served and died.

Each of these stories has been crafted during the veterans’ work with The Red Badge Project and is offered in the sincere hope we will better honor those who have sacrificed in the name of our country.

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Date and time

Mon, May 30, 2022, 7:00 PM PDT

West of Lenin | 203 North 36th Street | Seattle, WA 98103 |
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Presentation: Vietnam Veteran Sarah Blum

CWU Libraries and CWU Veterans Center are pleased to bring Sarah Blum to campus for an in-person presentation. Blum, ARNP is a decorated nurse Vietnam veteran who earned the Army Commendation Medal serving as an operating room nurse at the 12th Evacuation Hospital Cu Chi, Vietnam during the height of the fighting in 1967.

Sarah shares her experience in Vietnam, her path to healing PTSD, and her 34-years of experience healing others.

This presentation is funded in part by a grant from the Libraries and Veterans National Forum, and is in conjunction with the 2022 Student Veterans Book Discussion Club.

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Time:6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Brooks Library – 2nd Floor Student Commons (Map )

Select here to see a video with Sarah and a story about Johnny

Veteran Winter Quarter
Registration Open

Winter quarter: February 10 – April 8
Creative writing for women veterans

Path with Art offers multi-disciplinary arts programming, offered quarterly with a specific emphasis on the veteran experience. Their programming is guided by the Veterans’ Program Steering Committee which is composed of veterans and community members who work with veterans.

All veterans are eligible for our programming. Our programming is free for all participants.

Register here

If you are interested in registering for a class but do not have Internet access or the required equipment, please get in touch with us. A limited number of tablets are available for lending to veteran students.

Contact us at (206) 601-7112 or veterans@pathwithart.org with any questions.

Art on the Water – March 27, 2020

The Mercer Island Arts Council is excited to present Art on the Water, a new arts event celebrating sustainability and nature with live readings, photography, beer & bites, silent auction, and more.


Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Location: Mercer Island Community and Event Center

Tickets: $25 

The ticketed event will include:

  • Artwork showing inspired by Nature / Sustainability / Freedom
  • Beer Tasting by Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom
  • Wine and heavy apps by local sponsors
  • Gear Raffle and other activities
  • Feature live readings by Fly Fishing Writers: Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate, Dylan Tomine, Steve Duda,
  • Nature-themed photography exhibit by David Fishman & Ray Pfortner
  • Live readings by veterans from The Red Badge Project
  • Fly Fishing and tying demonstrations


Veteran Reading February 7, 2020

The Red Badge Project

The Red Badge Project will host a reading at the West of Lenin Theater on the 7th of Feb at 7pm. The Address is 203 N 36TH ST SEATTLE, WA 98103. This is not a fundraiser! .Your time and attention are all we request.


Women Veteran Reading – Nov. 11, 2019

November 11th The Red Badge Project cordially invites you to an impactful evening of powerful voices and stories at The Hugo House.  Our amazing Women’s program participants will be sharing their stories with you, in their voice.  Please come lend an ear, and let them know that you care, and that their voices are worth being heard!

This is not a fundraiser!
As much as we appreciate your support this evening is about our Women and their stories.  Your time and attention are all we request.  Doors open at 6:30pm with readings starting at 7pm.  A cash bar is on site.
The Hugo House (Mainstage Theater)
634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Link to find out more here:..


3rd Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush

July 12-14, 2019 – The Red Badge Project is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush. Proceeds from The Movie Crush benefit The Red Badge Project’s ongoing quarterly classes in Walla Walla.

Walla Walla Movie Crush


The Walla Walla Movie Crush (themoviecrush.com) is America’s most intoxicating blend of short cinema served every Sumer in the heart of Washington wine country at the historic Gesa Power House Theatre.  The Movie Crush runs July 12-14, 2019 and features 138 shorts — including 12 World Premieres — over the course of three days.

For a taste of The Movie Crush, check out this year’s trailer:  https://vimeo.com/344374164

Tickets and weekend passes for The Movie Crush are available here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walla-walla-movie-crush-2019-tickets-48291092959



The Red Badge Project: An Evening of Veterans’ Stories

May 10, 2019 –  Zora Neal Hurston* proclaimed: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Certainly, many veterans feel that pain. That is why Tom Skerritt and Capt. Evan Bailey established The Red Badge Project, an educational, non-profit devoted to teaching storytelling skills to those who have served their country and bear the burdens of post-traumatic stress and more. On Friday, May 10th, founding faculty member Warren Etheredge will host an evening of readings by veterns he’s worked with from ongoing Red Badge classes at Vet Centers in Seattle, Federal Way, Everett and Walla Walla. You hearing their stories, helps them heal. Please join us for this very special event. All donations benefit The Red Badge Project.

Date And Time

Fri, May 10, 2019

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT


West of Lenin

203 North 36th Street

Seattle, WA 98103

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Past Events…..

Stories Deployed: the Veterans Chronicles

Presented by the WWU Veteran Services Office, Associated Students Western Veterans Community, The Red Badge Project and the WWU English Department. May 2, 2018 from 5-7 PM at the Wilson Library Reading Room. Select here for a recap of the event. 


RBP storytelling workshop

Red Badge instructor Shawn Wong conducted a RBP storytelling workshop at UW Tacoma for the regional student vet conference on Saturday April 21, 2018.  The University of Washington Tacoma’s Veteran and Military Resource Center and Student Veterans at UW Tacoma are proud to host the 3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Student Veteran Conference. This regionally-focused conference is a gathering of student veterans, advocates, supporters, and higher education staff and faculty from across Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  Each year, a university, community, or technical college campus in the Pacific Northwest region hosts and organizes the event to celebrate the success of student veterans as they navigate through higher education and transition to the workforce. More at this link.

Screening of Last Flag Flying

Amazon Studios and The Red Badge Project invite you and a guest to a free screening of Last Flag Flying – Sat, Nov 11 | 12:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the film: Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry “Doc” Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in Iraq.

Forgoing burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Doc and his old buddies take the casket on a bittersweet trip up the coast to New Hampshire. Along the way, the three men find themselves reminiscing and coming to terms with the shared memories of a war that continues to shape their lives. Starring Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne, and Bryan Cranston.

Executive Producer Tom Wright and Red Badge co-founder Tom Skerritt will be present to introduce the film.

Veterans Day Reading

Saturday, November 11 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM at the Hugo House
1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, Washington 98104.

630 pm Reception & 730 pm Reading. 

Please join us for our third annual reading to honor women Veterans of the Red Badge program, and witness their stories. This beloved event has limited seating, so we’re requesting you to RSVP if you plan to attend. Post any questions you might have below. Look forward to seeing you there!

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“Come support our Red Badge Women’s Program”

Come support our Red Badge Women’s Program as our veteran participants read from Crysta’s recently-published posthumous collection, Rules for Walking Out.

We had a wonderful event at Open Books a few weeks ago, and, for those who couldn’t make it, and for those who simply wish to hear Crysta’s words again–much of the selection will be new!–we’re throwing one more party. This time, Crysta’s longtime friend, composer and harpist Monica Schley, will join us for a special tribute.

We’ll be hearing interpretations of the poems from folks who knew Crysta and heard her read, as well as from those who are just now embarking onto the terrain of Crysta’s most important work. I’m looking forward to being inspired by both approaches.

Official invite: Please join us at 7:30 pm at Couth Buzzard Books on July 28, 2017 for a Crysta Casey event celebrating Rules for Walking Out (Cave Moon Press). There will be readings of Crysta’s poems, music by Seattle’s renowned harpist, poet, and songwriter Monica Schley, capped off by an Open Mike! Come early and enjoy Couth Buzzard’s Cafe. (The Buzzard’s nest is at 8310 Greenwood Avenue North.)

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“Tom Skerritt and the Red Badge Project”

June 30th, 2017 in Walla Walla

The Walla Walla Public Library invites you to attend “Tom Skerritt and the Red Badge Project” on Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre.

The evening’s presentation will feature readings by veterans, an interactive exercise with writer Shawn Wong, former Air Force pilots, winemakers JJ and Kelly Menozzi, and Tom Skerrit. Skerritt is best known for his roles in “Top Gun,” “Steel Magnolias” and “Picket Fences.” Warren Etheredge will emcee the event. Wine from Aluvé Winery will be available by the glass.

Reserved seating tickets ($25) are available online (button below) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

Ticket proceeds to benefit the Red Badge Project.

The Red Badge Project helps veterans tell their unique truths through storytelling. The Walla Walla Public Library is the only library in the nation chosen to participate in the Red Badge Project. For more information call Library Director Beth Hudson at 509-524-4433. This event is supported by the City of Walla Walla, Friends of the Walla Walla Public Library, and the Exchange Club of Walla Walla.

“Finding Your Voice with Choral Arts Northwest”

May 6th (8pm) at the Plymouth Church in Seattle (Link)

May 7th (3pm) at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina (Link)

The Red Badge Project is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Choral Arts Northwest.  Together we have worked to bring the works of Red Badge students to voice through the choral arts and talents of the CANW.  Please come and share in what will be a powerful expression of our veterans stories. Tickets available here.…………

“Defending Your Voice: Teaching Soldiers How To Tell Their Story” – Shawn Wong

March 25th (10-5pm) Pierce County Library, University Place Branch (Map)

April 15th (2-3 pm) Timberland Library, Centralia Branch (Map)

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