Artie Van Why Shares His Story of 9/11

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For Artie Van Why, 9/11 is not just a chapter in our country’s history books. For him, 9/11 is when his life, as he knew it, was indelibly changed forever. Artie wasn’t watching the events unfold on TV; as most of America, and the world, were that morning. He was in New York; standing on Church Street before the World Trade Center.

As a 9/11 eyewitness, Artie has pledged to share his story of that fateful morning as a Playwright, an Author and a Speaker. As Artie’s speaking engagements increase, he is becoming known for his captivating narrative; which moves his audiences into grasping the events of that morning as if they were right there beside him.

And as a 9/11 survivor, Artie shares the struggles one faces after experiencing a tragedy or trauma; which, unfortunately, no one is immune from. There are no easy answers but the one thing Artie passes on is that grieving takes as long as it takes. There is no timetable.

Speaking

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Since 2003 Artie has shared his story with a variety of schools, groups and organizations.

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The Book

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Artie first began telling his story in a one man play he wrote and performed; That Day In September

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The Play

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After leaving New York, Artie adapted his play into a memoir in 2006.

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