Welcome to the Words After War Weekly Round-Up: Brooklyn Book Festival Edition. In this space we share seven links relevant to our mission of improving the veteran-civilian dialogue through high-quality literary programming.
Big things poppin over here at Words After War. We’re very excited for the Brooklyn Book Festival this weekend, followed by the debut of our inaugural workshop, led by the excellent Matt Gallagher and generously hosted by Mellow Pages Library in Bushwick. And our first contest closes at midnight on September 23rd. Winner snags a spot in David Abrams’ Brattleboro Literary Festival workshop.
As always, thank you for your time and support. Here we go:
1. As fellow literary buskers we stand with C.D. Hermelin, the author of this bittersweet piece from The Awl.
2. We’re not only a Brooklyn-based organization, but this piece on Brooklyn writers feels timely considering the upcoming Words After War events.
3. A Navy veteran enrolls in the Harvard Extension School (though I would argue the real “back door” is the infamous “Z-list”).
4. A conversation with Words After War supporter Katey Schultz, author of Flashes of War.
5. Stephen Colbert and Vietnam vet Tobias Wolff debate the merits and enduring legacy of The Catcher in the Rye.
6. Two new books delve into the hardships facing veterans today, via Bookforum.
7. Getting ready to submit your work? Here are some things to think about before you lick the envelope.
Alright, that’s enough out of us. Have a great weekend.
P.S. Just a friendly reminder that we are now accepting tax-deductible donations! Help us provide high-quality literary programming to veterans, their families and civilian supporters. More information HERE.
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