F120. Women, War, and the Military: How to Tell the Story
Friday, March 9, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Mariana Grohowski is an assistant professor of writing at Indiana University Southeast. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Veterans Studies, a refereed, open access, interdisciplinary journal.
Helen Benedict is the award-winning author of seven novels, including two about women and war, the recent Wolf Season and Sand Queen, a Publishers Weekly “Best Contemporary War Novel.” A professor at Columbia University, she has also written five nonfiction books and a play.
Tracy Crow, president/CEO of MilSpeak Foundation, is the author/editor of five books to include It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan with coauthor Jerri Bell, and the award-winning memoir, Eyes Right: Confessions from a Woman Marine.
M.L. Doyle has served in the US Army at home and abroad for more than three decades as both a soldier and civilian. She calls on those experiences in her award-winning military-based mystery series, her urban fantasy, romance writing, and coauthored memoirs which feature women who wear combat boots.
Jerri Bell, a retired naval officer and instructor/editor for the Veterans Writing Project, has published short fiction and nonfiction. She and Tracy Crow are the authors of It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.