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The Soldier’s Rucksack: A Workshop with Acclaimed Author and War Veteran, Brian Turner

October 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


In this generative workshop, we’ll learn from writers who’ve addressed some of the toughest issues of their times. We’ll look at poems from Wilhelm Klemm to Elyse Fenton, WWI to the present day. Our intent will be to isolate and consider craft tools often used by writers focusing on war and conflict so that we might incorporate these techniques within our own work. Please bring your preferred writing materials to the workshop.

Brian Turner is a poet and memoirist who served seven years in the US Army.  He is the author of the memoir My Life as a Foreign Country (2015) and two poetry collections, Phantom Noise and Here, Bullet, which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award and the New York times “Editor’s Choice” selection, among other distinctions. He is the author of the poem “The Hurt Locker,” which inspired the 2009 Academy-Award-winning film. Turner’s work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, and other fine journals, and he has been awarded a United States Artists Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and more.

*Free boxed lunch included in all 10am-3pm Saturday workshops.
Members, please sign up by phone at 210.734.9673 to receive 15% discount on class registration.
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October 29, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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