R214. Women Writing War

Room M100 F&G, Mezzanine Level
Thursday, April 9, 2015
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

 

Writing about her war-haunted novel Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf asks: Have I the power of conveying the true reality? Her question reflects many of the tensions in women’s war poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. How does gender disrupt conventional narratives of war? Do women tell different war stories? And how are issues of authority, credentials, and truth relevant to women currently writing about the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Moderator:

Emily Gray Tedrowe is the author of the novels Blue Stars and Commuters.

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of four poetry collections, including Red Army Red and Stateside. She is the director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and an associate professor of creative writing at Washington College.

Katey Schultz is the author of Flashes of War, a debut short story collection awarded Gold Medal Book of the Year in Literary Fiction by the Military Writers Society of America and Foreword Reviews' IndieFab Book of the Year.

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