• December 7, 2021
          Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar
          December 8, 2021
          One Page Wednesday: December
          December 9, 2021
          “Is That A Real Poem Or Did You Just Make It Up?” : Bagley Wright Lecture Series
          December 14, 2021
          The Moth Mainstage in Portland
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Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Dark at the Crossing and Green on Blue. He is based out of Istanbul, where he has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2013. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Repub­lic and The New York Times Magazine, among other pub­lications, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories. He is both a former White House Fellow and a Marine, and has served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart.

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Nov 11

Home Front/Front Lines: Americans and the Syrian Civil War

An Arab American man tries to cross from Turkey to Syria in order join the revolutionaries in Dark at the Crossing, by Marine veteran and journalist Elliot Ackerman. The story of one Damascus family intersects with that of modern Syria in The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria by Syrian-American journalist and

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