Thursday, September 8, 2011

Award-winning Author to Visit UWG

Award-winning author Tim O'Brien visits the University of West Georgia on Sept. 21 and 22.

O’Brien’s work includes "The Things They Carried," a series of Vietnam stories. His writing is considered among the best about war from the soldier’s perspective and about combat in Vietnam in particular.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., O’Brien will be in UWG’s Coliseum, where he will read and discuss "The Things They Carried." He will also be available to sign books.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, O’Brien will discuss his work in Kathy Cashen Hall in UWG’s Humanities Building. He will be there from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please arrive early, as the space in Cashen Hall is limited.

The events are free and open to the public.

O’Brien is the author of eight books of stories, fiction and nonfiction. His work has won the National Book Award and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

O’Brien’s visit is sponsored by UWG’s Creative Writing Program, the Eclectic, the First Year Writing Program, Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Excel Center, the Coliseum, the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

For more information contact Emily Hipchen at

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