Writing About War
Community & Scholars Speaker Series
A Conversation with Phil Klay and Rob Densmore
An informal discussion with Phil Klay and Rob Densmore focusing on writing about war. Klay is an Iraq war Marine Corps veteran and author of both fiction and nonfiction accounts of war. Densmore is a Navy veteran of the war in Afghanistan and former embedded journalist, currently pursuing a degree in the Divinity School at Duke. The discussion will be moderated by Duncan Murrell, Writer in Residence at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies; Contributing Editor, Harper’s Magazine and The Oxford American; and US Marine Corps Veteran. While he was at Duke, Klay also participated in a reading and discussion with other veterans at the former Intrepid Life Cafe.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.
Phil Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. After being discharged he went to Hunter College and received an MFA. His story “Redeployment” was originally…...Read More
Robert Densmore is a minister in the Church of England and a PhD candidate at New College, University of Edinburgh. His research is focused on the intersection of Just War ethics and apocalyptic themes in the Book of Romans. Prior to this Robert served in the US Navy in Afghanistan, and…...Read More