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Adam Tavel and Kayla Williams

Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Poetry and Prose reading by Adam Tavel and Kayla Williams. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. 

Adam Tavel won the Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry for Plash & Levitation, which was recently published by The University of Alaska Press. The recipient of the 2010 Robert Frost Award from the Robert Frost Foundation, Tavel is also the author of The Fawn Abyss (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming), and the chapbook Red Flag Up (Kattywompus, 2013). From 2005-2014 he served as poetry editor for the journal Conte. He is an associate professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Tavel’s poems have been anthologized in Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry, 2010), A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012), For Rhino in a Shrinking World: An International Anthology of Poetry (The Poets’ Printery, 2013), Manifest West:Even Cowboys Carry Cell Phones (Western Press Books/University Press of Colorado, 2013), and The Waiting Room Reader: Volume II: Words to Keep You Company (CavanKerry Press, 2013).

Kayla Williams is a former sergeant and Arabic linguist in a Military Intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). During her deployment to Iraq, Williams was at the forefront of troops’ interaction with Iraqis while also navigating the challenges of being part of the 15% of the Army that is female. Kayla is the author of Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army, a memoir about her experiences negotiating the changing demands on today’s military. She speaks and writes about military and veterans’ issues for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and Slate. Kayla is a 2013 White House Woman Veteran Champion of Change, Truman National Security Project Fellow, member of the Army Education Advisory Committee, and a former member of the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans. Her husband is a combat-wounded veteran, and her book Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War, about his injury and their joint path from trauma to healing, was published by W. W. Norton.

Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: Free admission
Contact: sunil.freeman@writer.org
Calendar: Workshop & Event Calendar
Category: Open Door Reading
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