Veteran Voices: Kevin Powers
Poet & novelist Kevin Powers was born and raised in Richmond, VA. In 2004 and 2005 he served with the U.S. Army in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq. He studied English at Virginia Commonwealth University after his honorable discharge and received an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. His first novel, The Yellow Birds, won the 2013 PEN/Hemmingway Award for first fiction, The Guardian First Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His most recent book is A Shout in the Ruins.
Powers will read a selection of his work, including poetry and his more recent work.
Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series, a free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theater.
Cash bar. Bar opens at 6 pm.
Open mic before Powers reading.
This reading is supported by Marian University.Free