On November 14, Andrew Carroll, director of the Center for American War Letters, will present a talk that examines both the history and enduring significance of war letters, followed by a discussion with multiple generations of veterans and their family members. All are welcome at this free event.
Andrew Carroll is the editor of several New York Times bestsellers, including War Letters and Behind the Lines. He also edited Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families, which inspired the Emmy award-winning film “Operation Homecoming.” Andrew is the director of the Center for American War Letters (www.warletters.us) at Chapman University. The Center’s mission is to seek out and preserve war-related correspondence by troops, veterans, and their loved ones from every conflict in U.S. history.
This event takes place in the Digital Studies Center, 101 Cooper Street.
About Letters Home
As long as Americans have served in the armed forces, they have written home. Though the technology has changed, the reasons for writing haven’t: communicating with loved ones keeps those in the service connected to the familiar and the human, allows them to exchange news with people back home, and helps fight isolation and boredom.
Letters Home, a multi-platform program presented by the Rutgers-Camden Writers House, invites veterans and civilians to connect with the many forms of communication sent between service-people and loved ones across generations of American conflict.
Learn more about the other parts of this project, supported in part by an Action Grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Date & Time
November 14, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm