Veterans Book Group 2021 (Online)

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This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series.
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

Event Details

Veterans, both active and retired military, are invited to this online discussion series. During five monthly facilitated sessions, discussions center on military experiences and a unique set of readings, which may include classics, fiction, memoirs, poetry, short stories, articles, and essays. The readings relate in some way to military experiences or offer a veteran’s perspective. 

Special Guest: Author Sergeant Carmelo Rodriguez will join the Veterans Book Group as they discuss his book on March 2.

Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. Registration is open to Veterans/ active duty only, please. All reading materials are provided. Space is limited.

1st Tuesdays   February 2 - June 1   from 7 - 8:30 pm

Veterans Book Group is coordinated statewide by Maryland Humanities


Reading Selections:

February 2: Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

March 2: Dead Soldier-The Story of the Living: Memoir Sergeant Carmelo Rodriguez by Carmelo Rodriguez

April 6:  Code Talker-The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez and Judith Schiess Avila 

May 4: Ashley's War  by Gayle Lemmon

June 1: On Desperate Ground by Hampton Sides


Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with a link to join the class/event. This email will also contain the dial-in information if you wish to participate by telephone.

For any questions, please email