CONVO: War and the Human Condition Through Art


CONVO: War and the Human Condition Through Art

Posted by Centre News in Convocations 08 Feb 2018
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Date(s) - 02/08/2018
11:30 am

Norton Center for the Arts - Weisiger Theatre


Exploring War and the Human Condition Through an Artistic Perspective
The panel discussion includes the members of the acclaimed American String Quartet, National Book Award winner Phil Klay, and award winning journalist and poet Tom Sleigh. These world-renown authors and musicians will discuss the more personal and emotional side of serving in the trenches of war as soldiers while also observing from a distance as bystanders and as family members. Phil Klay is the author of Redeployment, winner of the 2014 National Book Award and selected as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times and The Washington Post. Tom Sleigh is the author of Station Zen: Poems, among others, and is the winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Updike Award. The American String Quartet is internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost quartets. Their ensemble work has been described by critics as “miraculous.”