Literary Arts Series at Bergen Community College: Author Brian Turner


March 24, 2020
11:00 AM until 03:00 PM


Bergen Community College’s Literary Arts Series program will host award-winning writer and United States military veteran Brian Turner for a discussion and book signing Tuesday, March 24 at 1:45 p.m. in room C-211 in the Pitkin Education Building at Bergen’s main campus. Turner will also participate in an author discussion and question-and-answer session moderated by United States Marine Corps veteran and writer Jeffery Colvin at 11:00 a.m. in the same room.

Turner, veteran and author of two poetry collections, Here, Bullet, has won the Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times Editor’s choice selection and the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award and Phantom Noise, which was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry. He is also the author of a memoir, My Life in a Foreign Country, which made Powell’s Best Nonfiction list in 2014. He was a Guggenheim fellow in 2016. Turner served in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 with the 10th Mountain Division. In his poetry and prose, Turner conveys both elegant and devastating portraits of what it means to be a soldier and a human being. In addition to his poetry and memoir, he is the editor of the anthology The Kiss (2018), a diverse anthology of essays, stories, poems, and graphic memoirs. He will accept questions from audience members after his keynote address.

Moderator Jeffrey Colvin is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Harvard University, and Columbia University, where he received an MFA in fiction. His work has appeared in Narrative, Hot Metal Bridge, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rain Taxi Review of Books, The Millions, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and is an assistant editor at Narrative magazine.

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