O’Brien gives talk at Mariner Theatre
“The Things They Carried” author Tim O’Brien gives a talk 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at the Mariner Theatre.
“The Things They Carried” is a collection of related stories by O’Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War, originally published in 1990. While apparently based on some of O’Brien’s own experiences, it is referred by the author as “a work of fiction.”
Many of the characters are semi-autobiographical, and readers of O’Brien’s work will notice that some of the characters share similarities with characters from his memoir “If I Die in a Combat Zone,” “Box Me Up and Ship Me Home.” O’Brien dedicated “The Things They Carried” to the men of the Alpha Company with whom he fought during the war.
The Kachemak Bay Campus continues its public lecture series with a talk on “The Biology of Stress: What Do We Know Now?” Kachemak Bay Campus Psychology professor Brian Partridge will conduct a presentation and discussion on current research in neuroscience and health psychology. The discussion is 6:30 p.m. tonight at the campus in the Pioneer Hall.
Learn what the scientific community has been able to tell the public about the neurobiology and psychology of stress and how this information has the potential to impact lives. This public lecture is free and open to all.
A community conversation, “Thou Shalt Kill?” continues this week, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Sun Room of the Methodist Church. The issue for the evening is “Destroying Our Planet,” which follows a free community meal at 5:30 p.m. The discussion is part of a series moderated by Will Files. The final conversation will be held on March 7 and will cover Personal Violence: suicide, domestic abuse, sexual assault.
Community members are invited to the 2013 annual meeting of Hospice of Homer at 5:45 p.m. March 6 at the Homer Foundation Conference Room. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include a summary of 2012 highlights, a review of goals for 2013, and results from the election of officers. For information call the Hospice office 235-6899.
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