Known for his seminal work, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien’s writing is best known for its fictional portrayals of the Vietnam War, heavily influenced by his own service during the conflict in the U.S. Army.
Sought after throughout America as a galvanizing speaker about his own war experience and hist ability to translate stories of combat form experience to written word, O’Brien was heavily featured in the recent documentary on the Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
Following the program, O’Brien will sign copies of his books, including “The Things They Carries,” which will be available for purchase and are available for pre-purchase via the registration link.
Tickets to this program are $20 for general admission and $10 for veterans, active duty service members, students, and History Center members.
A limited number of tickets to a pre-program VIP reception are available for $40 per person. VIP attendees will get the chance to meet Tim O’Brien ahead of the evening’s program, and receive a complementary, signed copy of “The Things They Carried.”