Cody Mower

he/him

Writer, Veteran

Cody is a writer based in the woods of Maine. After being discharged from the Marine Corps in 2016 with a Post-Traumatic Brain Injury, he came home to sort his shattered life out. Cody holds a B.A in English from the University of Southern Maine and his MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast MFA program. He writes and works passionately about post-military life and recovery to raise awareness on veteran’s issues.

Talks

  • In Your Own Words

This presentation is about the importance of veterans telling their own stories as an avenue of not just healing but reclaiming the image of the veteran from the jaws of popular culture. In the silence of our experiences, we unknowingly let other industries tell our stories for us. I will share my own arc and stories from my published work and look at other writers tall about how other writers have dealt with post-military life from Vonnegut to Tobias Wolff, and how the entertainment industry especially in the Vietnam era began to control the narrative of the veteran.