Echoes of War: Lecture and Performance


J.A. Moad II gives a lecture about military veterans and performs a scene from his one-man play that explores the memory of war in personal stories and public history.

Date & Time:

Thursday, November 9, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Free and Open to the Public


O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 108
(Building #4 on campus map)

J.A. Moad II offers a lecture/performance titled: Bearing Witness: Sharing the Stories of Veterans, war and the burden of their experiences as they reverberate across society and down through generations.

J.A. Moad II is a  former Air Force C-130 pilot with over 3000 flight hours and more than 100 combat sorties. He served as an English Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and continues to serve as an editor and blogger for their international journal, War, Literature & the Arts (WLA). His short stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, and he is the recipient of the 2014 Consequence Magazine Fiction Award. In addition to writing, he has performed on stage at the Library of Congress and at The Guthrie Theater as part of The Telling Project - Giving Voice to the Veteran Experience. He performed in his play, Outside Paducah - the Wars at Home, in Minneapolis and at the Bloomington Center for the Arts in the fall of 2016. He currently resides in Northfield, MN where he flies for Delta Airlines, writes, reads, and spends as much time with his family and friends as possible.

Parking (available for $1.50/hour before 4pm)

Anderson Parking Facility--located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave.

Morrison Parking Ramp--located beneath Morrison Residence Hall, visitors parking in the Morrison ramp should enter campus at the intersection of Selby Ave. and Finn St. Follow the drive aisle south , under the skyway, toward the stadium. Take a hard right at the end of the drive aisle. The visitor ramp entrance is the eastern entrance beneath the residence hall.

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