Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CRR Event Space
Blurred Boundaries: Writing the Forever War
Matt Gallagher will give a talk about the essays and nonfiction he’s written and the ways in which his writing has been influenced by his experiences and exposure to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, “from soldier and blogger to novelist and citizen.” He’ll weave into the talk a series of essays and nonfiction he’s written over the years to give attendees a sense of how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have shaped his writing and thinking over the years.
Bio: Matt Gallagher is the author of the novel Youngblood, published by Atria/Simon & Schuster and a finalist for the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He has written for the New York Times, Wired and The Paris Review, among others. A former U.S. Army captain, he’s also the author of the Iraq memoir Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War and coeditor of the short fiction collection, Fire & Forget.
Bookings are closed for this event.
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