Press release: SD Veteran Writers & Tim O'Brien

posted Apr 27, 2012, 4:25 PM by Michael Wood   [ updated Apr 27, 2012, 4:26 PM ]

Hello Writers,

Mark you calendars for author Tim O'Brien at Grossmont College May 3 as well as readings by local veterans May 2 and May 6.....our own Ron Pickett and Alexa Steffen will be sharing their stories. Congrats to them both!

For Immeadiate release: Date: 4/23/12

San Diego Veteran Writers Take The Stage With Tim O’Brien

Local veteran writers to perform stories about the unspoken sides of service in concert with a visit from the author of, “The Things They Carried.”

San Diego, CA – As part of Grossmont Community College’s 16th Annual Literary Arts Festival, Tim O’Brien will be reading and signing books on Thursday, May 03, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m., Griffin Gate (Building 60.) 

O’Brien is best known for his novel, The Things They Carried, a National Book Award Winner and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, considered one of the most—if not the most—powerful books about the Vietnam War and war in general. Local literary arts non-profit So Say We All will present “How To Tell A True War Story,” a showcase of San Diego veteran writers alongside O’Brien as part of the Literary Festival. 8 voices were challenged with writing about the unseen and unpredictable side of war, the stuff that didn’t make it into the movies, and what they have to say may surprise.

Featuring: Jim Ruland, Ronald Pickett, Allen Clark, Brian Simpson, Rolf Yngve, Rebecca Moos, Alexa Steffen, Justin Hudnall, “How To Tell A True War Story” will have two showings:

1) Wednesday, May 02, 7:00 p.m. at Grossmont College, Room 220 (Building 26.)

2) Sunday, May 6th, 2012, 7:00pm

San Diego Space 4 Art.
325 15th Street San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-269-7230
$5 suggested donation


Justin Hudnall
Executive Director, So Say We All

About So Say We All:

Created in February of 2009 and based in San Diego, CA, So Say We All (SSWA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization whose mission is to connect local artists with local audiences by producing accessible events in new and unexpected locations.

Michael Wood,
Apr 27, 2012, 4:25 PM