In honor of Women's History Month, the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosts a virtual panel discussion featuring four women veteran authors on their writing, experiences, and perspectives on March 17, 12-1:30pm (EST).
The discussion will be moderated by Jeannette Gaudry Haynie. Jeannette is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation, a Marine Corps veteran, and an adjunct senior fellow in the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at CNAS.
- Pamela Brodman, an Air Force veteran who is pursuing an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She creates vivid stories that resonate with readers. Pamela is a contributor to the anthology Choices: A Collection of Questionable Decisions.
- Diane Carlson Evans served as a nurse in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and co-founded the Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation. She is the author of Healing Wounds: A Vietnam War Combat Nurse's 10-Year Fight to Win Women a Place of Honor in Washington, D.C., published in 2020.
- Kelly Kennedy is the only American woman to have served first in combat and later as a civilian journalist covering the U.S. military. A freelance journalist and writer at The War Horse, Kennedy is the author of They Fought For Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit of Iraq and the co-author of Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines are Trained, with Kate Germano.
- Maggs Vibo is a war veteran, scholar, artist, and poet whose work has been featured poetry films, anthologies, podcasts, art exhibits, festivals, print, broadcast, and social media sites. Her work has been published in the anthologies Fevers of the Mind Press Presents the Poets of 2020 and My teeth don't chew on shrapnel: An anthology of poetry by military veterans.