10 March 2015

War Poet Brian Turner at Grinnell College March 12

Iraq War veteran and poet Brian Turner, most recently author of the memoir "My Life as a Foreign Country," will participate in two "Writers at Grinnell" events at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa on Thurs., Mar. 12.

As with all "W@G" events, the public is invited to attend:
Roundtable Discussion: 4:15 p.m., Rosenfield Center, Room 209  

Reading: 8 p.m., Rosenfield Center, Room 101
According to his biography, "Turner earned [a Master of Fine Arts degree] from the University of Oregon before serving for seven years in the U.S. Army. He was an infantry team leader for a year [2003-2004] in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 10th Mountain Division (1999-2000)."

He currently directs the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, and serves as a contributing editor at The Normal School literary journal.

Turner is also author of two poetry collections, "Here, Bullet" (2005), and "Phantom Noise" (2011).

A Facebook page for the Writers at Grinnell program is here.

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