Calendar: CSM’s Connections: Wandering Souls

CSM professor and author Wayne Karlin will share his experience of returning personal documents to the family of a fallen Vietnam solider

CSM Connections: Wandering Souls.

March 2, 7:30 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. It was on March 18, 1969, that young American infantry Lt. Homer Steedly shot 24-year-old Hoang Ngoc Dam, a Vietnamese solider. Homer sent Dam’s notebooks and personal papers home to his mother in South Carolina. Thirty years later, Homer’s friend and CSM professor and author Wayne Karlin returned to Vietnam to restore Dam’s documents to his family. Karlin will read excerpts and share audio and video clips of his experience as originally detailed in the Air Force Academy’s “War, Literature and the Arts” journal and NPR broadcasts. Part of CSM’s “Connections” Literary Series. $2. 301-934-7864 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7864 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7864 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7864 for Calvert County or visit http://www.csmd.edu/Connections/

CSM Connections: Pulitzer Winner Edward P. Jones.

April 13, 7:30 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM’s Connections Literary Series presents Pulitzer Prize (for ‘The Known World’) and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Edward P. Jones. He will read selections from “All Aunt Hagar’s Children,” his current collection of stories about ordinary men, women and children who live, work and love in the Washington, D.C. $2. Tickets: 301-934-7828 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7828 for Charles County 240-725-5499, Ext. 7828 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7828 for Calvert County or www.csmd.edu/finearts. For information on the Connections Literary Series visit http://www.csmd.edu/Connections/.

CSM Connections: Call for Submissions.

March 17 deadline. “Connections,” the literary journal of the College Southern Maryland, is seeking submissions for its Spring 2007 issue. Local writers and photographers are encouraged to send in their poetry, prose, essays and black and white photography to Connections@csmd.edu. Deadline is Saturday, March 17. Publication reading will be held on Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. at the CSM La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road. For submission guidelines, go to www.csmd.edu/Connections.

CSM Connections: Literary Journal.

May 4, 7:30 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, LR Building, Room 102, 8730 Mitchell Road. Local writers and photographers will present and discuss their work as published in the spring 2007 issue of CSM’s literary journal “Connections”. The reading and copies of the journal are free. Some material may contain language inappropriate for young listeners. Free. 301-934-7864 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7864 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7864 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7864 for Calvert County or http://www.csmd.edu/Connections.

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