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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by The Press in Focus

'Writing War' lecture topic

Eric Fair, freelance writer and Army veteran, presents "Writing War," second Town Hall Lecture of the 2013-'14 season, at 7 p.m. Jan. 29, Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.

The event is free and open to the public. A discussion follows.

Fair, a Bethlehem resident, will discuss the influence of war on literature and writers emerging from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fair's short stories and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Ploughshares, The Columbia Literary Review, and Harper's. He participated in New York University's "Veterans Writing Workshop."

The Town Hall Lecture Series, now in its fourth year, is co-sponsored by the City of Bethlehem and Lehigh University.