The Writers House and Warrior Writers will co-present “Outside the Wire: Wartime Caretakers’ Experiences Then and Now” on Thursday, October 26th. “Outside the Wire” is an annual discussion series focused on wartime narratives and featuring the perspectives of veterans, artists, and scholars. This year’s event will take a look at the changing experiences of caretakers in wartime: nurses, medics, surgeons, and others. How have caretakers’ lives and work changed from the Civil War to contemporary conflicts? A panel of scholars and recent veterans will examine how changes in working conditions, military and medical developments, and social circumstances have affected what it’s like to treat America’s soldiers – and what’s changed in the ways armed forces caretakers view themselves.
This free event will take place on Thursday, October 26th, from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Executive Meeting Room. All are welcome; registration is strongly encouraged.
Questions should be directed to Ms. Leah Falk, Program Coordinator for the Writers House.