The Great Books Foundation is pleased to announce that the national book release event for Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian will take place at the Pritzker Military Library on Wednesday, December 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Standing Down, an anthology of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays and memoirs that speak to the experiences of those who have served in the military and made the often-difficult transition back into civilian life— from Homer's Iliad to personal accounts of members of the service who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan — was funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Contributing authors Benjamin Busch, Ed Hrivnak, and Edward Wood, Jr. will talk about how their own military experiences shaped their writing. Carole Watson, Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will speak about the interest of the NEH in supporting humanities programs for veterans.
The panel discussion will last one hour and begin at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but advance reservations are requested. A reception will follow; the Pritzker Military Museum and Library is located in downtown Chicago at 104 S. Michigan Avenue.