Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20041020
Vietnam War veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and fiction writer Tim O’Brien is best known for his novel The Things They Carried, which won a National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. O’Brien discusses his book July, July, set during the Class of ‘69’s 30th college reunion, and how his fiction relates to the Baby Boomer generation.
Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discusses how his writing has been impacted by the region's history, literature and music. He reveals what he learned studying with poet Wendell Berry and the profou...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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