November 5 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT
Voices of Service, Night 1
Join the Poetry Society of Virginia, The Muse Writers Center and ASAP (Armed Services Arts Partnership) for Voices of Service, two nights of poetry readings from veteran poets. Featuring a poetry panel, Q&A and open mic. Night 1 will be held via Zoom and features poet Colin D. Halloran. (See Night 2 line up.)
Colin D. Halloran served with the US Army, deploying as an infantryman to Afghanistan in 2006. After being medically evacuated out of the war zone, Colin returned to civilian life where he became a teacher and a writer, earning an MFA from Fairfield University. His first book, Shortly Thereafter, a collection of poems on his war and redeployment experiences, was published in 2012 to much acclaim. His sophomore collection, Icarian Flux was released in 2015. In response to the increase in mass shootings in the US in 2019, he published Thou Shalt Not Kill: A Primer Even THAT Uncle Will Understand, an irreverent but sharp children’s book style rebuke of the culture of violence, complete with illustrations. He has had essays and short stories appear in such anthologies as Retire the Colors (2016), The Road Ahead (2017), Incoming: Sex, Drugs, and Copenhagen (2019), and the forthcoming Military Writers Guild: Why We Write (Middle West Press, 2019).
Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.