“Homer’s Odyssey offers a map for Soldiers coming home. A reading group provides the opportunity for Veterans to read the map.” -- Program participant
We are offering several book groups to all Maine Veterans / Former Service Members over the course of 2017. Groups may focus on one longer text, like the Odyssey, or instead read selected short stories, novels, memoirs, historical texts, essays, or poems related to the experience of military service.
Portland: “From Troy to Afghanistan”
Combat Veterans of all eras are invited to attend this free reading and discussion group led by Jeannine Uzzi, Ph.D., University of Southern Maine, and Cliff Trott, U.S. Army.
Copies of the readings will be provided and include selections from The Iliad and Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried.
Meets April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 | Wednesdays 6-8pm
Space is limited; registration is required. For more information and to register, call Cliff Trott at 780-3584.
If you would like more information about any of our Veterans groups, please contact Leah Kuehn or call (207) 773-5051.