Saturday 26 October 2013
Out of the Blue Drill Hall
30-38 Dalmeny Street
Victoria Brittain, Jo Metson-Scott, and Ben Griffin will lead a discussion on War: The Unheard and Forgotten Voices, at the 17th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair.
Victoria Brittain lived and worked as a journalist in Washington, Nairobi, Saigon, Algiers and London, and has travelled extensively in Africa and the Middle East. She worked at the Guardian for 20 years. She is author of Death of Dignity: Angola’s Civil War (1997), co-author of Moazzam Begg’s Guantanamo memoir, Enemy Combatant (2006) and author and co-author of two verbatim plays.
Jo Metson-Scott is a portrait and documentary photographer whose work highlights the relationship between people and their communities. She has been commissioned by organisations including The New York Times, The Telegraph and The Photographer’s Gallery and her work has been exhibited in both the UK and Europe, including Arles Photography Festival, Nottingham Castle Art Gallery, Hereford Photography Festival and the Venice Biennale Fringe. She lives and works in London.
Ben Griffin is a former SAS soldier discharged from the army in 2005 after refusing to return to Iraq. Gagged in 2008 for revealing Britain’s involvement in the torture of detainees. He is now an organiser for Veterans for Peace in the UK.
Admission Free! Donations Welcome!
I hope all veterans have strength to talk to people i for one can not i wish i could.
How does one submit a book for an event like this for 2014 ?
Retired US Vietnam & Desert Storm combat medic will have memoir/essay collection printed by Warrior Publishing in 2014. Covers atrocities in VN, dioxin, PTSD, the Civil Rights movement and ghetto riots from 1965 > 1971, fixing the Pentagon to ease the burden on taxpayers and increase the level of sanity in accounting and procurement, military sexual trauma and traumatic brain injury to name but a few of the crises facing military families in this global war on terrorism.