December 27, 2017
From Troy to Baghdad: Dialogues on War & Homecoming
10 week reading and discussion group | Wednesdays, February 7 - April 11
6:30 – 8 PM
A New Hampshire Humanities program hosted by the Portsmouth Public Library
Has the road to “homecoming” and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you expected? As a spouse or family member, have you struggled with changes created by deployment and homecoming?
Please join us for a weekly reading and discussion group for veterans, family members & friends of veterans.
The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s veterans, their families, and friends. The Odyssey reveals timeless and universal truths about trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, life at home, and readjustment. Veterans, current service members, family members, and friends are invited to attend this 10-week reading and discussion group co-led by a veteran, clinician, and literature facilitator. Free copies of the book will be provided to participants at the first session. To view or print the program flyer, click HERE.
Hear from one of the NH Humanities' veteran/facilitators, Brendan O'Byrne, in this short video.
To register for the group with NH Humanities, click HERE.
This event is supported by Portsmouth Public Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Saul O. Sidore Memorial Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Ella Anderson Trust, Dartmouth College, and New Hampshire Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.