Past Events

Workshops (by date)

Workshops were held at the following locations;

Fort Drum 
Watertown, NY
June 3-5, 2004
Writers: Richard Bausch and McKay Jenkins

Camp Lejeune 
Jacksonville, NC
July 28-30, 2004
Writers: Bobbie Ann Mason, Andrew Hudgins, and Erin McGraw

Camp Ederle 
Vicenza, Italy
August 31 - September 1, 2004 
Writers: Richard Bausch and E. Ethelbert Miller

Fort Richardson 
Anchorage, AK
September 13-15, 2004
Writers: Jeff Shaara and Evan Wallach

Elmendorf Air Force Base [held at Fort Richardson]  
Anchorage, AK
September 13-15, 2004
Writers: Jeff Shaara and Evan Wallach

Norfolk Naval Station 
Norfolk, VA
September 21-22, 2004
Writers: Tom Clancy and Marilyn Nelson

Offutt Air Force Base  
Bellevue, NE
November 22-23, 2004
Writers: Stephen Lang and Larry Smith

Naval Air Station North Island at Coronado 
San Diego, CA
December 8-9, 2004
Writers: Mark Bowden and Lawrence Christon

Hurlburt Field 
Pensacola, FL
January 11-12, 2005
Writers: Barry Hannah and Wyatt Prunty

Cannon Air Force Base 
Clovis, NM
January 18-19, 2005 
Writers: Richard Currey and Dan Rifenburgh

MacDill Air Force Base 
Tampa, Florida
February 10-11, 2005
Writers: Joe Haldeman and Judith Ortiz Cofer

Camp Pendleton 
Camp Pendleton, CA
February 24-25, 2005
Writers: Tobias Wolff and Victor Davis Hanson

Fort Bragg 
Fayetteville, NC
March 16 and 17, 2005
Andrew Carroll and Stephen Lang

Pope Air Force Base [held at Fort Bragg] 
Fayetteville, NC
March 16 and 17, 2005
Andrew Carroll and Stephen Lang

Naval Station Pearl Harbor 
Honolulu, HI
April 21-22, 2005
Writers: Stephen Lang and Richard Currey

Marine Corps Base Hawaii 
Kaneohe Bay, HI
April 22, 2005
Writer: Richard Currey

Camp Zama 
Tokyo, Japan
June 2005

Osan Air Base 
South Korea
June 2005

Combat Maneuver Training Center - Hohenfels 
Hohenfels, Germany
July 13, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the Community Activities Center

As part of the Operation Homecoming series, Andrew Carroll visited nine army garrison libraries in Germany, a tour supported through U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM)-Europe Library Program.

Heidelberg Patrick Henry Village Library  
U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, Germany
August 26, 7:00 p.m.

Wiesbaden Library 
U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany
August 27, 2005, 7:00 p.m.

Stuttgart Patch Library 
U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany
August 28, 2005, 7:00 p.m.

Baumholder Library 
U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, Germany
September 2, 2005, 7:00 p.m.

Landstuhl Library 
U.S. Army Garrison Landstuhl, Germany
September 4, 2005, 7:00 p.m.

Schweinfurt Library 
U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, Germany
September 9, 2005, 7:00 p.m.

Bamberg Library 
U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany
September 10, 2005, 7:00 p.m.

Grafenwoehr Library 
U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany
September 11, 2005, 7:00 p.m.

IMCOM-Europe Headquarters 
September 15, 2005, 3:00 p.m. 

VA Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri 
Writing workshops for veterans of current and past conflicts 
Jefferson Barracks Campus, Building 65
October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Writer: Andrew Carroll

VA Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri 
Writing workshops for veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan
Jefferson Barracks Campus, Building 50
October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Writer: Andrew Carroll

The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland  
Writing workshops for armed service members currently serving in the military, military veterans, and dependents of military service men and women (veterans or active duty)
4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 
April 6-May 18, 2009 (6 sessions); 7:00-9:30 (no meeting April 20)
Writer: James Mathews

Friday, May 22, 2009, 7:00 pm.
4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD
Screening of Muse of Fire followed by remarks by Operation Homecoming participants

Operation Homecoming: Beyond Glory

With Operation Homecoming: Beyond Glory, the National Endowment for the Arts extended its Operation Homecoming initiative to tour the acclaimed one-man playBeyond Glory. Adapted, directed, and performed by Stephen Lang, it was presented free of charge to troops and their families at more than twenty overseas and domestic military installations beginning in April 2005. Through Beyond Glory, Lang brought to the stage the personal accounts of American servicemen who have been honored for their heroic deeds.

Stephen Lang's riveting theatrical adaptation of Larry Smith's book, Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words, featurs first-person accounts of those who received one of our nation's highest military distinctions. In his noteworthy production, Lang presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, including Admiral James Stockdale and Senator Daniel Inouye.

Lang portrays Medal of Honor recipient James Stockdale in a performance of Beyond Glory.Photo: Diane Williams.

As part of Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, Lang performed excerpts from Beyond Glory on military bases in connection with writing workshops for the troops and their families. By presenting the military audiences of today with the recollections of decorated veterans, the Operation Homecoming tour of Beyond Glory encouraged service men and women to preserve the stories of their own wartime experiences.

Stephen Lang's impressive career in television, film, and stage includes the portrayal General George Pickett in the movie Gettysburg and Stonewall Jackson in the movie Gods and Generals. In 1990, he was honored with a Helen Hayes award for playing Colonel Jessep in the play A Few Good Men.

The tour of Beyond Glory was made possible through the generous support of The Boeing Company.

Performances took place at the following locations:

Honolulu, Hawaii (all services) 
April 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Performed at the Hawaii Theatre in Honolulu

Naval Station Rota, Spain 
May 22, 2005 
For more information about this performance, please call 011-34-956-82-1517.

Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Station Guam 
[held at Andersen AFB]
 
Yigo, Guam
June 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Meehan Theater

Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka 
Yokosuka, Japan
June 16, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the Benny Decker Theater

U.S. Naval Air Facility Atsugi 
Ayase City, Japan
June 18, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the U.S. Naval Air Fac Tampaility Atsugi Officer's Club

CFAS 
Sasebo, Japan
June 19, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at the Showboat Theater

MCAS Iwakuni 
Iwakuni, Japan
June 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Club Iwakuni Ballroom

Yongsan Army Garrison 
Seoul, South Korea
June 21, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at the Balboni Theatre

Camp Walker 
Daegu, South Korea
June 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Club

Osan Air Base, Korea 
Songtan, Korea
June 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Osan American High School Auditorium

Camp Humphreys 
Pyongtaek, South Korea
June 25, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at Camp Humphreys Community Activity Center Bldg. 110

Camp Casey 
South Korea
June 28, 2005

Camp Red Cloud 
South Korea
June 29, 2005

U.S. Army Garrison, Hessen 
Hanau, Germany
July 2, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the 5 Pfennig Theater

235th Base Support Battalion, Storck Barracks 
Illesheim, Germany
July 4, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the AAFES Movie Theatre

Kleber Kaserne 
Kaiserslautern, Germany
July 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at KMC Onstage

US Army Garrrison Wiesbaden 
Wiesbaden, Germany
July 7, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Community Activity Center (CAC) ballroom

Spangdahlem AB 
Spangdahlem, Germany
July 8, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at the Brick House

233rd Base Support Battalion Darmstadt 
Darmstadt, Germany
July 9, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Darmstadt Escape Club

Warner Barracks 
Bamberg, Germany
July 11, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at The Stable Theater

Combat Maneuver Training Center - Hohenfels 
Hohenfels, Germany
July 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Activities Center

Camp Ederle 
Vicenza, Italy
July 14, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at the Post Theatre

U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy 
July 15, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reel Time Theater

Naval Support Activity, La Maddalena 
La Maddalena, Italy
July 18, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the Box Office Theater

Naval Air Station Sigonella 
Catania, Italy
July 20, 2005

RAF Mildenhall 
Mildenhall England
July 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bob Hope Community Center

OPERATION HOMECOMING: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families

In September 2007, Editor Andrew Carroll embarked on a more than 30-city book tour throughout the U.S. and overseas to conduct readings and discussions of Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families. Tour sites have included:

NOVEMBER 11, 2007WITCHITA, KANSAS 
4:30 p.m. 
13th Avenue Warren Theatre 
11611 East 13th Street
Wichita, Kansas
Muse of Fire film screening and Operation Homecoming discussion with Andrew Carroll, Jon Peede, U.S. Army Captain Ryan Kelly and U.S. Army Specialist Kristina Kolodziejsk

MAY 18, 2007: BAGRAM AIRFIELD. AFGHANISTAN 
Andrew Carroll and Operation Homecoming Director Jon Peede
Reading and discussion

MAY 15, 2007: BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN 
Manas Air Base
Andrew Carroll and Operation Homecoming Director Jon Peede
Reading and discussion

MARCH 21, 2007: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 
Virginia Festival of the Book
The University of Virginia Bookstore
www.vabook.org
Discussion and Signing, 4:00 PM

DECEMBER 16, 2006: BETHLEHEM, CT 
Abbey of Regina Laudis
Discussion and Signing, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

DECEMBER 7, 2006: SEATTLE, WA 
Museum of Flight
William M. Allen Theater
Andrew Carroll 
Reading, discussion and signing, 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

DECEMBER 5, 2006: PRINCETON, NJ 
Princeton University
Woodrow Wilson School-Robertson Hall
Discussion, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

NOVEMBER 30, 2006: DENVER, CO 
Tattered Cover Book Store, Historic LoDo
Discussion and Signing, 7:30PM

NOVEMBER 29, 2006: NASHVILLE, TN 
Vanderbilt University
David K. Wilson Hall, Room 103 
American Studies Program
Operation Homecoming director Jon Peede and Richard Bausch with troops
Discussion and signing, 4-6 P.M.

NOVEMBER 29, 2006: CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 
Main store
Andrew Carroll with Marine book contributors
Signing, 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

NOVEMBER 19, 2006: MIAMI, FL 
2006 Miami Book Fair International
Operation Homecoming Director Jon Peede
Discussion and Signing, Noon

NOVEMBER 15, 2006: FT. CARSON, CO 
Freedom Performing Arts Center, Bldg 1129 
Remarks by Jeff Shaaraand Operation Homecoming Director Jon Peede
Discussion and signing, noon-2:00 P.M.

NOVEMBER 11, 2006: BOSTON, MA 
The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Columbia Point
Andrew Carroll will be joined by Operation Homecoming Director Jon Peede
Discussion and Signing, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

NOVEMBER 2, 2006: WASHINGTON, DC 
Chapters: A Literary Bookstore
Andrew Carroll, NEA Chairman Dana Gioia,
and Operation Homecoming Director Jon Peede
Discussion and Signing, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

OCTOBER 21, 2006: FT. BRAGG, NC 
Ft. Bragg North Post PX
Signing, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

OCTOBER 14, 2006: RANDOLPH AFB, TX 
AAFES Randolph Main Store
Signing, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

OCTOBER 14, 2006: FT. SAM HOUSTON, TX 
AAFES FT. SAM PX
Signing, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

OCTOBER 14, 2006: SAN ANTONIO, TX 
AAFES Lackland Main Store
Signing, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

OCTOBER 13, 2006: MEMPHIS, TN 
Southern Festival of Books
Operation Homecoming Director Jon Peede and Ri Tampachard Bausch 
Discussion & Signing, Time TBA

OCTOBER 11, 2006: SAN ANTONIO, TX 
Barnes & Noble
321 NW Loop 410, #104 
Discussion and Signing, 7:00 PM

OCTOBER 10, 2006: CORAL CABLES, FL 
Books and Books
265 Aragon Ave 
Discussion and Signing, 8:00 PM

OCTOBER 9, 2006: DEL RAY BEACH, FL 
Levenger
Discussion & Signing, 12:00 PM

OCTOBER 7, 2006: FT. LEWIS, WA 
AAFES Ft. Lewis Main Store
Signing, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

OCTOBER 4, 2006: LAKE FOREST PARK, WA 
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE, Ste. A-101 
Discussion and Signing, 7:00 PM

OCTOBER 3, 2006: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 
Cody’s Books
Discussion and Signing, 7:00 PM

OCTOBER 1, 2006: FAIRFAX, VA 
Fall for the Book Festival
Operation Homecoming Director Jon Peede
Discussion and Signing, 4:30 PM

SEPTEMBER 30, 2006: WASHINGTON, DC 
National Book Festival
Discussion and Signing, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Presentation, Discussion, and Signing 3:50 PM to 4:20 PM

SEPTEMBER 28, 2006: CHICAGO, IL 
Pritzker Military Library
Andrew Carroll will be joined by troop contributors
Panel and Signing, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

SEPTEMBER 27, 2006: NEW YORK CITY 
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Ticket office: 212 864 5400
Dramatic reading and book signing, 8 P.M.
Introduction by Dana Gioia and Andrew Carroll
Dramatic Readings by Academy Award nominee Joan Allen, Tony Award nominee Stephen Lang, Matthew Modine, and Andrew Carroll.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2006: NEW LONDON, CT 
U.S. Coast Guard Academy-Dimick Hall 
Discussion & Signing, 8:00 PM

SEPTEMBER 22, 2006: SAN DIEGO, CA 
Operation Homecoming Event at Encinitas Community Center
Andrew Carroll will be joined by troop contributors and
Operation Homecoming Director Jon Peede
Discussion and Signing, 7:30 PM

SEPTEMBER 19, 2006: BRYN MAWR, PA 
Barnes & Noble
Discussion and Signing, 7:30 PM

SEPTEMBER 18, 2006: WASHINGTON, DC 
Politics & Prose
Discussion and Signing, 7:00 PM

SEPTEMBER 16, 2006: VALDOSTA, GA 
Winegrass Literacy & Literature Festival
Valdosta State University-Biology/Chemistry Auditorium
Discussion and Signing, 7:00 PM

SEPTEMBER 16, 2006: COLUMBUS, GA 
BARNES & NOBLE
Signing, 2:00 PM.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2006: FT. BENNING, GA 
Fort Benning Main Exchange
Signing, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

SEPTEMBER 15, 2006: ATLANTA, GA 
Atlanta History Center- Livingston Lecture
Andrew Carroll will be joined by Operation Homecoming Director Jon Peede 
Discussion and Signing, 8:00 PM

SEPTEMBER 15, 2006: ATLANTA, GA 
Barnes & Noble Buckhead
Signing, 9:30- 10:30AM