Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Iron Range Read

The Iron Range is reading Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" in conjunction with the exhibit at Ironworld in Chisholm Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina. It's a collection of 290 images dating from the early 1950s through 1975 that documents the days and months before the conflict began through the fall of Saigon. This exhibit continues through April 20th.
Book discussion of "The Things They Carried" will be:
Monday February 25th:
Bovey Public Library 6-7pm
Hibbing Public Library 7-8pm

Tuesday February 26th:
Chisholm Public Library 2-3pm
Thursday February 28th
Hibbing Public Library 10:30am

Other events at Ironworld in Chisholm in conjunction are:
February 24, 2-4 p.m.Visit with the Vets ClinicRepresentatives from the local veterans Affairs clinic will be available to talk with visitors about services available at the clinic, the reality of post-traumatic stress disorder and how community members can aid in the healing process for Vietnam veterans and others returning from combat situations.

March 1 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memoir Writing Workshop($25 class fee; limit of 10 participants)In this introductory workshop, participants will read various short memoirs related to war and then begin to write their own recollections' whether from the battle field or the home front'through a series of different writing exercises.

March 2, 2:00 p.m. Film: Regret to Inform. This documentary by photographer Barbara Sonneborn was prompted by the death of her husband in Vietnam. It focuses on the losses and agonies endured by women on both sides of America's military campaign in Southeast Asia.
March 6, 13, 20, 7:00 Film: American Photography: A Century of ImagesThis three part series traces the profound effect photographs have had on American life in how it both documented change and created it. The Developing Image, 1900-1934; The Photographic Age, 1935-1959; and Photography Transformed, 1960-1999.

March 27-30The Wall That HealsVisit with the Vets Clinic (March 27th 6 to 8; March 29th 3 to 5)

April 3, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memoir Writing Workshop

April 5, 2:00 p.m. Lecture Battle Notes: Music of the Vietnam War by Lee Andresen. History and Political Science instructor at Lake Superior College, Lee Andresen began using music to bring history alive for the students in his class 'Vietnam, America's Longest War.' This work evolved into the book Battle Notes. Book signing to follow presentation.

April 19, 11:00 a.m. Film: Vietnam Requiem. Vietnam Requiem is a startling documentary revelation of how the Vietnam War haunts its veterans, their families and friends, and the conscience of the nation 2:00 Panel Discussion The Legacy of the Vietnam WarHear from a Vietnam veteran, college instructor, a nurse practitioner from the VA Clinic and others about the lasting results of the Vietnam War in our communities.

April 20,1:00 and 3:00 Film Vietnam Requiem(Encore Presentations)2:00 to 4:00 Visit with the Vets Clinic

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