The Road Ahead: Stories from the Forever War
Tuesday January 10: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
A decade has passed since boots first hit the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the war has not ended?only changed. Twenty-five diverse veteran voices reflect the changing face of combat and reflect the haunting realities and truths only fiction can reveal.
Join a panel of experienced fictioneers, up-and-comers, and everyone in between, all pulled from the ranks of America's armed forces, as they discuss their stories in The Road Ahead: Stories of the Forever War, a "shockingly brilliant salvo in the next wave of literature about our perpetual wars" (Phil Klay), edited by Adrian Bonenberger and Brian Castner. These masterfully crafted stories from writers who have served reflect the entire breadth of human emotion?loss, anger, joy, love, fear, and courage?and the evolving nature of what has become America’s “Forever War.” Don't miss this opportunity to hear readings of and conversations about these masterful stories.
Moderating the conversation will be NYC's Veterans Affairs Commissioner Loree Sutton. Featured panelists from the book will include Kristen Rouse, Chris Wolfe, Elliot Ackerman, Teresa Fazio, along with Brian Castner, the anthology's editor.