Military Service/Literary Solace - A Conversation with Veteran Writers

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

State Historical Society of Missouri

605 Elm St.

Columbia, Mo.

The public is invited to hear four celebrated writers who will discuss the connection between their experiences as veterans and their creative work on April 18. Authors Brian Turner, Dewaine Farria, Jerri Bell, and Matt Gallagher will be in conversation with moderator Andrew Visscher, an MA candidate at the University of Missouri. Visscher is a literary scholar and serves as captain in the U.S. Army Advanced Civil Schooling Program. 

A public reception begins at 6 p.m. with a reading and conversation at 6:30 p.m. Books by the authors will be for sale and a book signing will be held following the panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Veterans United Foundation and presented in collaboration with the University of Missouri's Center for the Humanities, Missouri Humanities Veterans Programs, and the State Historical Society of Missouri. 

The event is free and open to the community. Registration is encouraged.