On Monday, May 2, the Folger Shakespeare Library and PEN/Faulkner will hold an event to celebrate the life and work of Robert Stone at the Folger’s Elizabethan Theatre on Capitol Hill (201 E. Capitol St.) in Washington, D.C. Stone—the novelist, short story writer and memoirist who died in 2015—is best known for Dog Soldiers , his 1974 National Book Award-winning novel with a strong Vietnam War theme.
The Tribute To Robert Stone will feature the celebrated novelist (and Vietnam veteran) Tim O’Brien (Going After Cacciato , If I Die in a Combat Zone, The Things They Carried, et al. ), as well as Madison Smartt Bell , Stephen Goodwin , and Lauren Groff . Bell will read from Dog Soldiers and from other Stone works dealing with the Vietnam War. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 , but the organizers have asked us to let veterans and active-duty military know that they’re entitled to discounted $11 tickets. To do that, call 202-544-7077.