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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Norwich to hold 16th annual military writers’ symposium

For Immediate Release
March 15, 2011

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. (March 15, 2011)
– Norwich University will hold its 16th annual Colby Military Writers’ Symposium March 30-April 1with five authors engaged in presentations and a panel discussion titled: “An Uncertain Future in Afghanistan: Assessing the Conflict Ten Years On.”

“As the United States prepares for its tenth year of military involvement in Afghanistan, questions remain as to what the future holds, what victory means, and the ever present concern over how it will end. Writers will discuss the American mission in Afghanistan, its impact on the international community, and what it means for American servicemen and women.”

The panel discussion will be held on Thursday, March 31 from 1-3 p.m. in Plumley Armory with authors Chris Coppola, Donna McAleer, Doug Stanton, Karl Marlantes (this year’s winner of the Colby award), and Jack Segal and moderated by best-selling author James Hornfischer.

A full schedule of events and author biographies can be accessed here.

Founded in 1996 by Carlo D´Este, W.E.B Griffin, and Ambassador William E. Colby, and renamed in the latter’s memory in 1997, the Colby Symposium has brought more than 50 top authors, historians, and filmmakers to Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., for a two-day residency to participate in open forums, lectures and other related functions.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu