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|Maxine Hong Kingston & Veteran Writers - Reading & Book Signing|
|Date||Monday October 09|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|Kepler's, 1010 El Camoni Real, Menlo Park|
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
|Organizer/Author||Veterans' Writing Group|
Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace is a harvest of creative, redemptive storytelling—nonfiction, fiction, and poetry—spanning five wars and written by those most profoundly affected by it.
For more than twelve years, National Book Award-winning author Maxine Hong Kingston has led writing-and-meditation workshops for veterans and their families. The contributors to this volume—combat veterans, medics, and others who served in war; gang members, drug users, and victims of domestic violence; draft resisters, deserters, and peace activists—are part of this community of writers working together to heal the trauma of war through art.
Reading their words, we witness worlds torn apart then rebuilt. This epic and timely work is the distilled wisdom of warriors and their loved ones, expressing themselves with breathtaking artistry and truth.