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Nov 8, 2017

Today we bring you a Storytellers alum Phil Klay. Klay’s New York Times-bestselling short story collection won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2014. His book  Redeployment also received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s James Webb award for fiction. He spoke at Storytellers in 2014 and our discussion with him gets into the art of storytelling, and the benefits of expressing yourself through words, whether or not you end up delivering or publishing them.

Covered in Episode 58:

  • Got Your 6 StorytellersX events
  • Interview with Marine Veteran Phil Klay
    • Why he joined the Marine Corps
    • Deploying to Iraq
    • Deciding to separate from the military and his transition
    • The value and power of storytelling
    • His routine for writing
    • His recommended books from Veteran authors
  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Charles Norman Shay
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