You’re invited!  Professor Eileen Schell’s HNR 340 class “Reading and Writing War” will be participating in a Veterans Day Reading, tonight (11/11) at 7 PM in 207 Hall of Languages.

Syracuse University will honor Veterans Day with an evening of readings by members of the Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group (SVWG). The event, which addresses the enduring effects of war, including moral injury, features original poetry and nonfiction by seven local U.S. veterans.

A Veterans Day Reading “What Were You Carrying Then, What Do You Carry Now?”  will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:00-8:30 p.m. in room 207 of the Hall of Languages. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Eileen Schell, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and founder and co-facilitator of the SVWG, at or 315-443-5146.

“This year’s Veterans Day reading is inspired by a chapter in Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam war novel The Things They Carried.  O’Brien speaks of the literal and figurative weight carried by troops as they go into combat.  All of the pieces that will be read at the event will take up that theme of what veterans carried when they were active duty service members and what they carry with them now—their memories, burdens, losses, stories, and lingering questions,” said Eileen E. Schell, founder and co-facilitator of the SVWG.

(excerpt from article by Sarah Scalese; read more here:


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