American soldier-poet Brian Turner will read from his works and give a talk on Wednesday, 16 March, at 7 pm in Currie Hall, followed by a book signing and refreshments in Baronial Hall. This event is free and open to the larger RMC community as well as to the general public. Turner’s visit is jointly sponsored by the American Embassy and through a generous donation from the RMC Foundation.
Brian Turner served for seven years in the U.S. Army. He was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 and in 2003 served for a year in Iraq as an infantry team leader in the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Before he entered military service, Turner earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oregon.
His many literary distinctions include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and the Poetry Prize in 2007 for his debut collection, Here, Bullet—considered the best work of poetry published in America at the time of the award, and a work that has been heralded by literary critics as one of the finest collections of war poems ever published. Poems from Here, Bullet have been on the syllabi of English courses offered at RMC for nearly a decade.
Turner has published two volumes of poetry and recently published a memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country (Norton 2016) that one reviewer describes as addressing the question, “How does someone leave a war behind and walk into the rest of their life?” Turner currently directs the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Canso is very proud supporter of the Vimy Foundation (http://www.vimyfoundation.ca/). The Foundation seeks to commemorate and bring greater awareness to the Battle of Vimy Ridge, along with raising funds to build a visitor education center to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Battle.
As part of its mandate for the past years, the Foundation has been holding annual receptions at the French Embassy in Ottawa, gala dinners in Toronto and receptions in Montreal.
This year’s reception at the French Embassy will be held on April 20th between 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Tickets to the event are available here: http://www.vimyfoundation.ca/events/2016-vimy-reception/ and corporate sponsorships are available here:
This year’s reception in Montreal will be held on May 26th between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Montreal Museum of Dine Arts. Tickets to the event are available here: and corporate sponsorships are available here:
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