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Katey Schultz: Flashes of War

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT


Oakland Center Gold Rooms B&C

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Illuminating the intimate, human faces of war, this unique series of short stories by award-winning author Katey Schultz questions the stereotypes of modern war by bearing witness to the shared struggles of all who are touched by it. Numerous characters— returning U.S. soldier and pragmatic jihadist, Afghan mother and listless American sister, courageous amputee and a ghost that cannot let go—appear in Flashes of War, which captures personal moments of fear, introspection, confusion, and valor in one collection spanning nations and perspectives. Written in clear, accessible language with startling metaphors, this unforgettable journey leaves aside judgment, bringing us closer to a broader understanding of war by focusing on individuals, their motivations, and their impossible decisions. Flashes of War weaves intimate portrayals of lives affected by the War on Terror into a distinctive tapestry of emotional resonance. It builds bridges, tears them down, and sends out a universal plea for reconnection.

Schultz will be reading excerpts from Flashes of War as well as sharing various anecdotes and background information between stories. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain new perspectives of the War on Terror as well as a chance to learn about her experiences as an emerging author. The event will also include a Q&A session, allowing attendees to engage in academic and literary discussion about Flashes of War, Schultz's experiences, and viewpoints on the War on Terror. The event will conclude with  a book signing. For more information please contact the Honors College Critical & Creative Society at

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Created by Andrew Mandley on Sep 10 at 7:11 pm
Category General