Bunker Hill Community College to Host Award-Winning Author Tim O'Brien

Nov 03, 2011, 13:44 ET from Bunker Hill Community College

BOSTON, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Veterans Day, The Bunker Hill Community College Veterans Center will be presenting Vietnam veteran and award-winning author, Tim O'Brien, on Thursday, November 10 at 1 p.m. in Room C202. O'Brien, who visited BHCC last year, is the author of eight books, most notably, The Things They Carried, listed by the New York Times as among the 20 best books of the last 25 years. O'Brien is known for his compelling portrayals of the Vietnam War and its impact on American servicemen and women engaged in that conflict.

O'Brien has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his distinguished body of work. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Esquire as well as in several editions of the O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Short Stories.

This event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited. Register online now at www.bhcc.mass.edu/veterans or call  617 228-2386.

Colleen Roach
Executive Director of Communications & Marketing
Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Avenue
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 228 2177; Email: caroach@bhcc.mass.edu

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College enrolls more than 13,000 students on two campuses and at four satellite locations. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Six in ten students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls approximately 785 international students who come from more than 90 countries and speak 75 different languages.

SOURCE Bunker Hill Community College