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Veterans Writing and the Power of Narrative

November 7, 2022 at 5:00pm6:30pm EST

National Veterans Resource Center, Grand Hall

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Please join us for an exploration of art, identity, and conflict in writing as a veteran. 2021 Veterans Writing Award winner Brian O’Hare will read from his new short story collection Surrender. Following the reading a panel of veteran novelists and writers will discuss the power of narrative in their writing. Kicia Sears, Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Evaluation Associate and former adjunct faculty member in the Syracuse University Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition will facilitate the talk. A reception and book signing will follow.

  • Phil Klay is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and author of the short story collection Redeployment winner of the National Book Award
  • Dewaine Farria is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and author of Revolutions of All Colors, winner of the 2019 Veterans Writing Award.
  • Brian O’Hare is the author of Surrender, winner of the 2021 Veterans Writing Award. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and former U.S. Marine Corps officer.
  • Thomas Bardenwerper served for five years in the US Coast Guard, and he is the author of the Mona Passage.
  • Kicia Sears will moderate the event.

This event was first published on September 20, 2022 and last updated on October 18, 2022.

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