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Abby E. Murray on panel “Beyond Combat Narratives: The New Wave of Military Writing”

October 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

More than two decades after 9/11, the myriad effects of sustained warfare are only beginning to come to light. Predominant narratives persist in reducing stories to simplistic binaries of Hero or Victim, Us or Them, but a new wave of military writing seeks to expand the conversation. Writers Abby E. Murray, Andria Williams, Lauren Kay Johnson, Liam Corley, M.C. Armstrong, and Steven Moore have spoken out on issues like toxin exposure, misinformation, moral injury, generational trauma, and toxic masculinity. These writers will discuss the issues they seek to illuminate, emerging trends in the military genre, and the challenges and importance of writing against masculine traditions and combat-driven narratives. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St CA 94102 United States + Google Map