Veterans Book Groups

The Humanities and the Experience of  War

VA Medical Center Combat Veterans Book Group

This series is open to any former Service Member who served in a combat theater. The group is free, but pre-registration is required.

Sessions are held every other Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, beginning on September 6, 2017. This group is led by Michael Heaney, retired history professor and Vietnam veteran, and David Szelowski, retired US Marine and VA employee. Participants receive free copies of all readings, and a light dinner will be provided at each session.

To register:

Contact David Szelowski at or (802) 296-6343.

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Sessions are held every other Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, beginning on September 6, 2017.

Partial Book List

  • Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk, by Ben Fountain (2012)
  • Mother in the Trenches, by Robert Olen Butler (2003)
  • The Baker’s Secret, by Stephen Kiernan (2017)
  • The Hunters, by James Salter (1956)
  • The Red Convertible, by Louise Erdrich (1984)
  • Selected WWI Poetry