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Speaking of Stories: Voices from Vietnam

Readings of stories by Americans who served during the war and by the Vietnamese who lived through it.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., #190, Santa Barbara

Cost: $25 - $30

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Spoken word

Description:

Speaking of Stories, in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, will present Voices from Vietnam on Wednesday February 24, 2010 at 7:30 at the Maritime Museum. The performance is part of the museum’s current exhibit Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam and will feature the thought provoking stories and esteemed actors that are a Speaking of Stories hallmark. The exhibit, which runs through April 24th contains graffiti and artifacts left behind by the troops on their three-week journey to war.

Voices from Vietnam will include stories by the men and women who served during the war as well as the Vietnamese who lived through this turbulent time and its aftermath. Emmy award-winning writer and producer Jon Zuber will read selected poems from J. Cruickshank Muir’s Tigers and Songbirds. J. Cruickshank Muir, is a decorated, disabled Marine Corps combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A poet, essayist and educator, he has been active in local, regional and national veterans concerns for more than 30 years. Muir was a long-time Santa Barbara resident, where he taught at Dos Pueblos High School, he now resides in New Mexico. The poetry in Tigers and Songbirds is a response to combat in a time of war, and to a lifetime of reclaiming the lost self, it is a work of honesty, clarity, soul and beauty. Both strange and familiar, discomfiting and reassuring, Tigers and Songbirds is brutal truth, sometimes framed in dark humor. It speaks from and to the heart and the mind of the combat veteran, the loved ones lost and gained, the hurting, and the healers.

Phone: 805-966-3875

Event posted Feb. 8, 2010
Last updated Feb. 8, 2010

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