Memorial Days: Viet Nam Stories

Wednesday, March 27, 2:15 p.m.

Virtual Event via Zoom

About the Event

Decorated Vietnam veteran, Wayne Karlin, brings the surreal nature of war to life in his story collection, Memorial Days: Viet Nam Stories, 1973-2022. The retrospective book examines the seductions and damages of war – moving backward and forward in time, spanning over 50 years, and several wars. Author Khanh Hah says, “Memorial Days is valuable to those like us who did not fight in the war(s); and yet it grants a reprieve to those who did and are plagued by their memories.” Martín Espada says, “Haunted, [Karlin] haunts us, a witness who transcends his own experience through the power of imagination.” Karlin is the author of several books, including Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam, and A Wolf by the Ears. Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

This is a virtual event. Current OLLI members should register directly through OLLI. For everyone else, reserve your free ticket on Eventbrite. You’ll receive a confirmation email. Then on the day of the event, please check your email for the Zoom link. To have the best experience on Zoom, please log in prior to the event to be sure your system is up to date. 

About the Author

Wayne Karlin has published eight novels and three non-fiction books.  He has received five State of Maryland Individual Artist Awards in Fiction, two Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1994 and 2004), the Paterson Prize in Fiction for 1999, the Vietnam Veterans of American Excellence in the Arts Award in 2005, and the 2019 Juniper Prize for Fiction for A Wolf by the Ears.  

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