I've been out of touch for some time now, working on the rare assignment, on readying the new book Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down for printing (at the end of February), while adapting my book War is Personal into something that might be shown on the small stage or most hopefully in the classroom.
Now what's recently happened is the Brooklyn Museum has asked me if I might present a reading of this new work, In a Far Away Mind, this coming Saturday, January 25th. The program will begin at 2 p.m. with a 5-minute video, an animation of the War is Personal photographs. This will be immediately followed with the reading by a group of experienced, New York-based actors. There will then be, as time allows, a moderated Q&A involving all those who assisted with this project. Our guest of honor will be Michael Harmon, who served as a combat medic in Iraq and is one of the characters in the production. Mike's story is an important one, about overcoming obstacles and forging a new life out of the shadows of war.
The reading of In a Far Away Mind is in association with the Brooklyn Museum's ongoing exhibition, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. It will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 25th. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway (2&3 Trains) and the presentation will be in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor. Admission to the museum will include attendance at this event.
We would love for you to attend.