EVENT New speaker series kicking off at Rice University

Six acclaimed authors will discuss their writing as a lens to explore veteran and active-duty experiences November 5 at the inaugural The Veteran Experience Speaker Series at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business.

The panel, which is hosted by Rice's Veterans in Business Association, begins at 6 p.m. in McNair Hall's Shell Auditorium, 6100 Main. A reception will take place beforehand, at 5 p.m., in McNair Hall's Anderson Family Commons.   

The authors are David Abrams, author of Fobbit, a New York Times "notable book;" William Broyles, a Rice alumnus and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter; Lea Carpenter, author of the critically acclaimed novel Eleven Days; Ben Fountain, award-winning author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk; Bruce Jay Friedman, author of eight novels and an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter; and Karl Marlantes, author of New York Times bestseller Matterhorn and winner of the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.

The event is free and open to members of the public, but registration is required. For more information about the authors and to RSVP, visit http://business.rice.edu/veteran_experience.

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