Presenters: Elliot Ackerman, Ben Fountain
Moderator: Glen Young
Writers, readers, civilians, veterans—we are all attempting to make sense of the tactics and designs of the powerful forces at play in creating our recent state of affairs at home and overseas. From the United States engagement in enigmatic wars on foreign soil to being swept up in the 2016 election, authors like Eliot Ackerman and Ben Fountain reflect on America’s history and their personal relationships to their country in order to process this chaos. They, the characters in their novels, and their readers are all just seeking a way forward.