Ryan Smithson will give a talk at SUNYA on (Thursday) Oct. 26 at 4:15pm in Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center

The movie based on Ryan’s book Ghosts of War will be shown on (Wednesday) November 11 at 7:30 pm in the Main Theater, Performing Arts Center, SUNYA campus.

Ryan Smithson, UAlbany graduate (M.A., English, 2015), is an Iraq war veteran whose highly-praised memoir, Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI (2009), is a widely-assigned text at high schools and colleges across the country. Publishers Weekly called it “a fascinating, often humorous—and occasionally devastating—account of the motivations and life of a contemporary soldier.” Smithson received the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award for his play Ten Klicks South of Whiskey, which premiered at Averill Park High School in 2015. Ghosts of War was also adapted for the stage by Bill Massolia of the Griffin Theatre in Chicago as a one-man stage performance.

Cosponsored by UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center and English Department. Funding support provided by University Auxiliary Services, The University at Albany Foundation, and the Hampton Inn.

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