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August 5 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Meeting Location:
  • In-Person
The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Ave, Suite #3
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States

Bill Glose Book Launch and Q&A

Join The Muse Writers Center for a reading by Bill Glose from his new book, All the Ruined Men. After the reading, there will be a Q&A and book signing. This event will be held in person at The Muse and copies of the book will be available for purchase. Proof of vaccination is required to attend. See the Muse’s current Covid-19 policies.For those who are not able to attend in person, there will be a live stream of the event on the Muse Facebook page.

“One of the most moving collections I’ve ever read.”
                                           —David Poyer, author of Violent Peace


About the book:

All the Ruined Men is a book of linked short stories following a group of soldiers trying to adjust to civilian life after years of war. The cast of characters are young men who embraced what they thought was a war of just cause, who trained and fought and lived and died together, and who then returned to families, wives, children, civilian life, and an America that has lost its way.

View and pre-order on the publisher’s site:


About the Author: 

Bill Glose is a combat veteran and former paratrooper. He has written hundreds of articles for magazines, including Army Times, Virginia Living, and The Writer, and stories, poems, and essays for literary journals, including The Missouri Review, The Sun, and Narrative Magazine. In 2011 he was named the Daily Press Poet Laureate and in 2017 he was featured by NPR on The Writer’s Almanac. His fifth book of poetry was a finalist for the Library of Virginia Book Award. Other honors include the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Award and the Dateline Award for Excellence in Journalism. His website includes a page of helpful information for writers:


Please note: This class or event is in-person. Currently, you must show proof of vaccination to enter our physical center (ages 12 and older). Please read all our re-opening guidelines and important information before you visit.