Newsletter July 2010 - Words of a Wolf
First of all, please accept my apologies for the absence of newsletters over the last 6 months. I've had some serious technical difficulties that I've only just managed to overcome. If you no longer wish to receive my newsletter, please would you use the link by the signature below to take yourself off the list. It's taken a lot of hard work and effort to get this far in developing the membership but I will always respect your right to privacy and your email address will never be passed on to any 3rd party. Please add this email address to your address book as well as email@example.com.
My first book Words of a Wolf - Poetry of a Veteran is available for purchase from my website. It's a combination of poetry and photography that I've used to shed some light on how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects me and how I cope with it. Words of a Wolf - Poetry of a Veteran is the first stage of a larger project with the following aims:
1) To raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans.
2) To show how beneficial creative activities such as photography & poetry can be when used as coping mechanisms for PTSD.
3) To sign-post veterans to organisations that can help them and their families.
4) To put on a national exhibition of my work and raise more awareness of PTSD - using funds raised from the sale of this book.
25% of any profits from my work will go to 'Combat Stress'to provide resources for veterans coping with mental health illnesses as a result of their service.
An extract from the foreword by Derek Thompson:
'In his writing you'll find a rawness and honesty that we're not used to in society, as well as some uncomfortable truths. Stick with it though because the reward is a deeper understanding of the lives of ex-servicemen and women - about what can happen when the parades are over and the uniform comes off but the damage is still there. It will give you an insight into their relationships and family dynamics too, and maybe why so many of them fall apart.'
So far the title has sold in the following countries: Canada, England, France, Greece, Netherlands, Scotland, Wales & the USA. I hope that you will buy a copy of the book and support this project. Those of you who have already purchased a copy, please accept my sincere thanks.
To buy the book. simply go to http://www.wolf-photography.com/html/woaw/woaw.html where you will find bookseller and customer reviews about the title as well as a link to a small flash presentation about the title. Payments are made securely through 'Paypal'.
I hope you'll also continue to enjoy viewing the images on http://www.wolf-photography.com. They are available for sale directly off the website and the same applies with regards to any profits made: 25% will go to 'Combat Stress'.
Delivery of prints to UK addresses is free. If you would like a print delivered to a country outside of the UK, please email me first by clicking this link, so that I can find the cheapest way of getting the print to you.
Please pass this newsletter on to others that you think might be interested.
all the best
Villayat 'SnowMoon Wolf' Sunkmanitu
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