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Stories of Service: Creative Writing and the Military with Office for Veteran and Military Engagement

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Panel, Reading
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Journalism, Military Writing, Poetry, Science Fiction, War
Cost: Free

About this Event

Join the Office for Veteran and Military Engagement for "Stories of Service," a panel and mixed-genre reading of fiction, science fiction, poetry, journalism, and more from veteran writers on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The panel will feature four veterans from different branches who served during different eras, bound by a life-long love of developing their craft to share their stories of service and society. Featuring:

  • Nancy Dallett, Assistant Director of the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement.
  • Brett Hunt (Army), Director of the ASU Public Service Academy;
  • Michelle Loposky (Army), Assistant Director, Outreach and Engagement at the ASU Pat Tillman Veterans Center;
  • Claudia ELDib (Marines), a Ph.D. student working on “weaponized narratives” at ASU’s ASSURE; and
  • Ryan Wadding, Pat Tillman Center Outreach and Engagement, and political science student at Barrett, The Honors College

Panelists will speak to how they've used creative writing to process the experience of war, negotiate the transition back into civilian life, and give voice to perspectives and narratives that may not be heard in larger society. More information about volunteering or getting more involved will be available.

While encouraged, RSVPs are purely for the purposes of monitoring attendance, gauging interest, and communicating information about parking, directions, and other aspects of the event. You do not have to register or RSVP to attend this event. This event is open to the public and free.


About the Literary Fair

Presented in partnership with ASU Open Door as a public extension of the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair features two days of talks, readings, and other literary events and activities from authors, publishers, and other organizations from all over the Southwest, February 22 - 23, 2019 at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus. All events are open to the public and free. You do not need to register for the conference in order to attend. To learn more about the fair, visit our website at

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The Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement serves the Arizona State University community by promoting dialogue, teaching, and research that increases information, understanding, knowledge, and relationships among military, civilian, and academic cultures.

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