Our final reader: Brian Turner!

We’re so looking forward to our final author in the 2014-15 BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series: Brian Turner. Below is the schedule for Brian’s readings and signings. All readings are FREE and open to the public.

Brian Turner, Feb. 23-25, 2015

Brian Turner. Photo by Kim Buchheit

Brian Turner. Photo by Kim Buchheit

Monday, February 23
Samford University: 7 p.m. at Howard Room, Beeson University Center

Tuesday, February 24
Birmingham-Southern College: 11 a.m. at Norton Theater
University of Montevallo: 3:30 p.m. at Carmichael Library, J.A. Brown Room

Wednesday, February 25
Miles College: 10 a.m., Pearson 203
University of Alabama at Birmingham: 6 p.m., Hulsey Recital Hall

About Brian Turner
Brian Turner is a soldier-poet who is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise (2010) and Here, Bullet (2005) which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection, the 2006 Pen Center USA “Best in the West” award, and the 2007 Poets Prize, among others. He also has a memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country (2014) that retraces his war experience. Turner served seven years in the US Army, to include one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 with the 10th Mountain Division. Turner’s poetry has been published in Poetry Daily, The Georgia Review, and other journals, and in the Voices in Wartime Anthology published in conjunction with the feature-length documentary film of the same name. Turner was also featured in Operation Homecoming, a unique documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American servicemen and women through their own words. He earned an MFA from the University of Oregon and has lived abroad in South Korea. In 2009, Turner was selected as one of fifty United States Artists Fellows. www.brianturner.org

About the BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series
The Visiting Writers’ Series is one of the cornerstones of BACHE, a partnership among the five four-year colleges and universities in the greater Birmingham, Alabama, area. Each academic year, the BACHE VWS invites three esteemed authors to each of the five campuses as an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the community to engage with poets and prose writers of national acclaim. More details here.

Here is the poster, which includes the full lineup and details.

We hope to see you at the readings!


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