Weekly Round-Up: Rabbit Rabbit Edition

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Welcome to the Words After War Weekly Round-Up: Rabbit Rabbit Edition. In this space we share seven links relevant to our mission of improving the veteran-civilian dialogue through high-quality literary programming.

It’s the first of the month, the day after Halloween and the night before our first public event, “Danger Close: Writers on War” (info and tickets HERE). The sugar rush subsides, masks are removed, the pumpkins are burned out, squishy or smashed and discarded costumes grow funky in the corner. Ratty playoff beards get shaved or trimmed.

My grandmother used to say “rabbit rabbit” as soon as she woke up on the first day of every month. For a while I tried, but I’m not really a morning person and I never know the date, so hopefully whatever luck I’m running on comes from somewhere else.

We sincerely hope to see any and all at tomorrow’s event and we’d like to thank everyone who has helped us spread the word through press, retweets, Telephone, etc. Here we go with the links:

1. Veterans and Hurricane Sandy, via The Daily Beast.

2. Beautiful new drawings by Jess Ruliffson, “Invisible Wounds.”

3. A multimedia report on toxic burn pits, via The Verge.

4. Read “Danger Close: Writers on War” participant Brian Castner on the Boston Bomb Squad in the current issue of Wired.

5. The AIT AF’s Veterans Day Performance is just around the corner. Find more info HERE.

6. The state of the American War Novel, via Los Angeles Review of Books.

7. The New York Times “Home Fires” section seeks submissions for Veterans Day.

Have a great weekend.

-Mike

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