Big Shoulders Books “I Remember” Memorial Day Event in DePaul Newsline

This Memorial Day, Chris Green and thirteen war veterans featured in the recent Big Shoulders Books anthology of poetry I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War will hold a reading at the National Veterans Art Museum.

See the Newsline article here and be sure to check out the event this Monday, May 30 from 3-5 pm.

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I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War featured in NEWCITY’s Year-End Super-Issue

I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War, the latest release from Big Shoulders Books, was recently featured in a great review in the NEWCITY Year-End Super Issue.

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It is in fact the only lit selection in the issue. Read it here.

The volume of poetry by Chicago-area veterans of war, edited by Chris Green and with a foreword by Jim Fairhall, is free to anyone. Get your copy here.

Chicago War Veterans Focus of New Book | Chicago Tonight | WTTW

On this Veterans Day we hear from two men who served their country and are now featured in a new book of remembrances by Chicago-area veterans. The book, “I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War,” features the memories of 50 veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Source: Chicago War Veterans Focus of New Book | Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Undergrounders, the above comes from WTTW Chicago (which you may know as Channel 11). In the clip, Dept of English professor and editor of the anthology Chris Green talks to Eddie Arruza.

The segment was pitched by a member of the Big Shoulders Books/Publicity class on Topics in Publishing.

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Big Shoulders Books Launches ‘I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War’, Edited by DePaul Professor Chris Green | November 11th, 2015

This Veterans’ Day, DePaul’s own Big Shoulders Books will celebrate the launch of I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War, an anthology that collects the voices of Chicago-area war vets. Big Shoulders is a press affiliated with the DePaul Department of English that aims to produce one book each year that engages intimately with the Chicago community and, in the process, give graduate students in DePaul University’s Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing program hands-on, practical experience in book publishing.

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The goal of Big Shoulders Books is to disseminate, free of charge, quality anthologies of writing by and about Chicagoans whose voices might not otherwise be shared.

It’s fitting, then, that I Remember seeks to allow the voices of veterans to be heard; too often, we are quick to honor those who have served in the branches of our military but not as quick to really sit down and listen to what they have to say about their experiences.

The most amazing thing about BSB and its releases? They’re totally free of charge! Order yours here if you can’t make the launch this Wednesday, November 11th!
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