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The Yellow Birds: A Reading and Discussion with Kevin Powers

Date: Wed. September 11th, 2013, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

A Baker-Nord Center Cosponsored Event

380_Kevin_Powers_06Author Kevin Powers will read from and discuss The Yellow Birds, winner of the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction. The Yellow Birds focuses on the last weeks of friendship between 18-year-old Private Daniel Murphy and 21-year-old Private John Bartle, who makes a rash promise to Mrs. Murphy to bring her son home safely from Iraq. Powers enlisted at the age of 17 and served as a machine gunner in Iraq in 2004 and 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


About the speaker

Kevin Powers

 

Kevin Powers was born and raised in Richmond, VA. In 2004 and 2005 he served with the U.S. Army in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq. He studied English at Virginia Commonwealth University after his honorable discharge and received an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 


Click HERE to view the Event Video.

Additional Resources

Click HERE for more information about The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.

Click HERE to visit Kevin Power’s website.

Click HERE for an interview with Kevin Powers.

Click HERE for an interview with Kevin Powers.

Click HERE for an interview with Kevin Powers.


Cosponsored with:

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

AWBA

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