Event Title

Reading: Tim O'Brien

Presenter Information

Tim O'Brien

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

22-3-1995 8:00 PM

End Date

22-3-1995 9:00 PM

Description

In this recording from March 22, 1995 during the 26th Annual UND Writers Conference, “States of the Art,” Tim O’Brien talks about why he is a fiction writer. He reads excerpts from The Things They Carried, including “The Man I Killed.” He also reads an early version of what would become Tomcat in Love, explaining that he wanted to gauge the reaction of the audience and see if he should continue. Finally, he discusses whether or not the things that he writes about are “true.”

Introduced by Mike Morton.

A transcription of this reading is available here.

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Reading: Tim O'Brien

UND Memorial Ballroom

In this recording from March 22, 1995 during the 26th Annual UND Writers Conference, “States of the Art,” Tim O’Brien talks about why he is a fiction writer. He reads excerpts from The Things They Carried, including “The Man I Killed.” He also reads an early version of what would become Tomcat in Love, explaining that he wanted to gauge the reaction of the audience and see if he should continue. Finally, he discusses whether or not the things that he writes about are “true.”

Introduced by Mike Morton.

A transcription of this reading is available here.