"Danger Close: Writers on War" is the first of an ongoing reading series that will include both veterans and civilians whose work engages with war and its aftermath. Award-winning NPR News correspondent Quil Lawrence will serve as moderator for a panel of veteran and civilian authors that will include Matt Gallagher, Brian Castner, and Katey Schultz.
The event is sponsored by Words After War, a non-profit literary organization with a mission to change the national conversation around veteran issues by including civilians in that conversation. Words After War provides high-quality literary programming for veterans, their families and civilian supporters. They aim to build a supportive, creative community through writing workshops, studio retreats, literary mentorships and public events.
Join us at ACME studios as Lawrence, Gallagher, Castner, and Schultz share personal stories of documenting and researching war, as well as the complications of writing war in the 21st century.
All proceeds from the events in this series benefit Words After War. If you would like to make a larger donation to the organization, please click here to learn more.