Event | Lectures and Symposia The Road Back: Veterans and Literary Writing

Date and Location

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The Road Back: Veterans and Literary Writing [Symposium]

In honor of Veterans Day, the Library's Poetry and Literature Center, Veterans History Project, and Exhibits Office present a symposium on the veterans’ “road back,” focusing on the use of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction as a means of coping with service experience. The symposium will include the following:

Tours of Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I will be available at 10 am and noon.

11 am–Noon: Panel Discussion: Veterans and Literary Writing (Thomas Jefferson Building, First Floor, LJ-119)

A panel of experts will discuss writing as a means of coping with service experience.

Lovella Calica, Founder of the Warrior Writers Project 

Stefanie Takacs, Executive Director of the 
Touchstones Discussion Project 

Mohammed Sheriff – Division Coordinator of the National Endowment for the Arts’s Literature & Arts Education Division

Moderated by: Monica Mohindra – Head, Program Coordination and Communications Section of the Veterans History Project

1:30–2:30 pm: Poetry & Literature Reading (Thomas Jefferson Building, First Floor, LJ-119)

Poets Bill Jones, Vess Quinlan, Dave Richmond, and Bruce Weigl discuss their favorite World War I writers, share selections of their work, and participate in a discussion moderated by Anya Creightney, Programs Manager of the Poetry and Literature Center.

 

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