Brothers Like These - A Staged Reading of Poetry By Vietnam Veterans
Time: 7:00 PM
Brothers Like These consists of stories and poems that have been collected in a book of the same
name; essentially, the book is the script for the reading on May 23. “Brothers” the book (St. Andrews University Press) will be on sale at the event.
Vietnam combat veterans worked on the project in Classroom B, which is in the basement of the Charles
George VA Medical Center in Asheville, gathering there to write every Wednesday for nearly two years
beginning in 2014. The sessions were directed by Joseph Bathanti, a professor of creative writing in
Appalachian’s Department of English, and Dr. Bruce Kelly, a primary care physician at the VA.