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Gender & Genre in Military Writing

with Matt Gallagher and Jessica Scott
April 11th, 2016
7:00 PM


Monday, April 11, 2016

The Regulator Bookshop (720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705)

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Join us for a discussion with acclaimed writers Matt Gallagher and Jessica Scott. Gallagher and Scott are writers of fiction and non-fiction about military lives, and in their novels, both have portrayed soldiers' romantic lives. Drawing on their own experiences in the military and as writers, they'll talk about why they write, who the audiences are for their writing, and the role of gender and genre in the production and consumption of military-focused novels.


Earlier in the day, Matt Gallagher will talk about "Witnessing War" with Duke Divinity student and Iraq war veteran, retired Navy officer Giovanna Meek. This event, held in the Forum for Scholars and Publics space on Duke's West Campus, is also free and open to the public. You can find more information here. Please join us for both discussions with this exciting author!

Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher is a former US Army captain and the author of the acclaimed Iraq war memoir Kaboom, based on the popular and controversial blog he kept while he was ...

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Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott is the USA Today bestselling author of novels set in the heart of America's Army. She is an active duty army officer, a veteran of the Iraq war, is the mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, and wife to ...

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