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Veteran Coffee and Book Talk

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Connecticut author Ron Farina will lead a discussion on his most recent book, Out of the Shadows, Voices of American Women Soldiers. His essay “Worn Torn” published in Connecticut Magazine, 2021 won the American Society of Professional Journalists award for in-column magazine writing. Other works include: “Unsung Heroes” and “Keeping Promises,” personal essays published by CT MAGAZINE (November 2020 and 2019, respectively). The short story, A Place More Kind than Home, is the featured story in the anthology The Odds Are Against Us, published by Liberty Island Media (February 2019). In 2013, Farina was awarded honorable mention by the Pell Center, Salve Regina College for the award-winning short story Un-Breakable Embrace (published online). In 2012, Farina’s short story A Keyhole was featured on NPR. Ron earned a B.A. in Creative Non-Fiction in 2015 from Central Connecticut State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at Western Connecticut State University, with Distinction (2020). He served in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. Please sign up in advance. Register by calling 860-584-7790, stopping by the F.N. Manross Memorial Library in Bristol, CT, or go online:

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