Ron Capps

District of Columbia, United States

Member Since: 11/05/2013

Ron Capps is the founder and director of the Veterans Writing Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Washington, DC. The VWP provides no-cost writing seminars and workshops for veterans, service members and their families. Ron served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve for 25 years including a combat tour in Afghanistan and peacekeeping duty in Darfur. He is also a retired Foreign Service officer who served in Rwanda, Kosovo, and Iraq. His book Writing War: A Guide to Telling Your Own Story serves as the curriculum for the VWP seminars and is used by a number of veterans writing programs across the country including the National Endowment for the Arts program Operation Homecoming at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Ron is a graduate of both the Master of Liberal Arts and the MA in Writing programs at The Johns Hopkins University. His non-fiction writing has appeared in Time, Foreign Policy, The New York Times. Two of his essays have been listed as notable in Best American Essays (2012 and 2014). His memoir of service, his struggles with PTSD, and recovery, Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years was published in 2014 by Schaffner Press.


Twitter Username: @ron_capps


  • Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years (A Memoir) , Schaffner Press (May 1, 2014)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Old Dominion University (August 1985)
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from The Johns Hopkins University (August 1994)
  • Master of Arts in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University (December 2011)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Poetry