Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
217-384-5820 to schedule one of the following talks, a reading or a book signing.
James Jones: The Evolution of a Soldier and a Writer
This presentation focuses on the life and literary works of Illinois author James Jones. He experienced a concept he coined and wrote about in his WWII literature called "the evolution of a soldier." It describes a process by which individuals are trained to fight our country's wars and conflicts and how that process affects them personally – especially when they return to civilian life.
The De-evolution of the Soldier & its Effects on Others
This talk focuses on the immediate and lingering effects of war on those who fight them and on the loved ones left behind, based on extensive interviews and research with WWII veterans. Numerous anecdotes are included.
Cultural Journalism: Preserving our History & Culture
A society's culture is defined, in large part, by its stories. But many stories remain undiscovered – the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. This talk describes the process of creating oral histories and writing memoirs. Appropriate for students, families and any group interested in preserving its past.