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Saturday, October 19 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Memoir: Tim O'Brien

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Tim O’Brien is best known for his acclaimed semi-autobiographical novel of the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried, as well as the National Book Award winner Going After Cacciato. His latest, Dad’s Maybe Book, is a love letter to his two sons, begun when they were very small and added to over a fifteen-year period. As an older dad, O’Brien was uncertain how much time he would have with his sons, so he wrote to offer them glimpses into the life and times, but also the abiding concerns, of their father. Full of wisdom and humor, Dad’s Maybe Book is both a touching celebration of fatherhood and a poignant memoir of a life in letters. O’Brien will be in conversation with Chris Walsh, who directs the writing program at Boston University and is the author of Cowardice: A Brief History.

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Chris Walsh

Chris Walsh is the director of Boston University’s Writing Program and has taught writing and literature at Emerson College, Harvard University, and as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. His work can be found in Agni, the Los Angeles Review of... Read More →

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Tim O'Brien

Tim O’Brien is the author of The Things They Carried, Going After Cacciato, If I Die in a Combat Zone, In the Lake of the Woods, and July, July. A National Book Award recipient, he has had work appear in the New Yorker, Esquire, the Atlantic, and Playboy. His latest work, Dad’s... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Church of the Covenant 67 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116