Books for Veterans Program


Veterans Program

Book groups and related programs for Veterans.


Lizz Sinclair
Program Director
(207) 773-5051


Past Programs: Veterans

2015 Programming

Portland Vet Center Book Group

In partnership with the Portland Vet Center, Maine’s first Coming Home book group for Combat Veterans took place in fall 2014 to discuss Stanley Lombardo’s translation of Homer’s Odyssey. The accessible, modern translation of Odysseus’ journey home opens up new avenues for discussion of homecoming, perseverance, growth, loss, home, and loyalty.

Augusta: “The Things She Carried”

A book group open all women Veterans/ Former Service Members in the Augusta area, facilitated by Eve Raimon, Professor, University of Southern Maine English Department, and LaRhonda Harris, U.S. Air Force.

Dates: April 23, May 7, 21, June 4, 18

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Audience: Female Veterans/ Former Service Members

Bangor: “How We Remember”

A book group open to all Veterans/Service Members in the Bangor area, facilitated by Jeffrey Sychterz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, University of Maine at Augusta and former U.S. Navy Service Member, and Kirk Grant, U.S. Army.

Dates: April 8, 22,  May 6, 20,  June 3

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Audience: All Veterans

Portland: “After The War: An Exploration of Justice” (Coming Home II)

A book group open to Combat Veterans. Facilitated by Jeannine Uzzi, Professor of Classics, and Cliff Trott, U.S. Army.

Thanks to Black Cat Coffee for donating a pot of coffee to each meeting of this group!

Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 29; May 6, 13

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Audience: Combat Veterans