F110. The Middle Americans: How Flyover Country Responds to War
Friday, February 10, 2017
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Randy Brown embedded with his former Iowa Army National Guard unit as a civilian journalist in Afghanistan, May/June 2011. He authored the poetry collection Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire, and is the poetry editor of Military Experience & the Arts' As You Were journal.
M.L. Doyle has served in the US Army at home and abroad for more than three decades as both a soldier and civilian and calls on those experiences in much of her writing. Her award-winning military-based mystery series as well as her coauthored memoirs are all about celebrating women who wear combat boots.
Kayla Williams is a former sergeant and Arabic linguist in a military intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division. She is the author of the books Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the US Army and Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War.
Matthew J. Hefti is the author of A Hard and Heavy Thing. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan four times as a bomb tech. His work has been seen in See Me for Who I Am, MFA vs. NYC, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Lit Hub, and others. He now attends law school, where he works for the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
Angela Ricketts is an army brat turned twenty-five-year wife of a career army officer. She is the author of the memoir No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife, which gives an inside glimpse into the insular infantry subculture during wartime. Angie has a master's degree in social psychology.