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Welcome to the Words After War Weekly Round-Up: Green Monster Edition. In this space we share seven links relevant to our mission of improving the veteran-civilian dialogue through high-quality literary programming.
Baseball games are way too long. Everyone knows this. And it has been a problem for a while now. I once had to withdraw from a Medieval Lit class due to absences accrued during the 2004 ALCS. These (classic) games were stretching to 2 AM. And once they finally wrapped you still had to walk off the adrenaline, zap an Elio’s, decompress with whatever was on TNT.
Anyway, by the time 10 AM class rolled around I was in no shape to discuss Scott Baiowolf. I sent a chummy email to the professor after the first missed class (this was the dreaded Monday-Wednesday-Friday formation) and he responded in a somewhat understanding tone. But by the end of the week his tone had changed and once again I was forced to visit my buddies at the registrar’s office.
Brandon is off the grid this week and you know what they say, when the cat’s away, the mouse…buys frozen dinners at Rite Aid.
Here we go with the links:
1. An impressively comprehensive compilation of writerly advice, via Brainpicker.
2. A Bookriot reading list of coming-of-age war stories. Got something to add?
3. An interview with Donna Tartt. Her third novel, The Goldfinch, dropped this week.
4. Which states are best for student veterans? Check out this map.
5. This guy trained pigeons to smuggle cigars out of Cuba.
6. The New Yorker opens up the Jack Handey archives.
7. Here’s what happens when writers get sober.
Will you be in NYC on 11/2? Come to our first public event, featuring some of our favorite writers! Honestly, we would love to see you. Information and tickets HERE. Can’t attend but interested in getting involved? Make a tax-deductible donation HERE.
Have a great weekend.