Damon’s essay wins 2012 Web of Life Foundation contest

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Each year, the Web of Life Foundation sponsors an essay contest looking for the best non-technical English language writing on themes related to socio-environmental issues. Damon’s essay Brown is Just as Important as Green was just awarded the Overall First Place Winner for … Continued

Unearthed footage: “Shock & Awe” scene wins Manhattan Monologue Slam (January 2010)

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Why post something that happened three years ago?

In the first place, we never saw this before.

In the second place, actor Garrett Hendricks helped develop “Shock & Awe.” He’s a friend and an excellent artist, and you’ll like what he does with this role.

Thirdly, and most important by far: the problems faced by U.S. veterans returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to weigh heavily on the American spirit.

And what’s being done about it? Not nearly enough.

A new spring for public intellectuals

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For Spring semester 2013, Damon returns to teach writing for public intellectuals in the program he initiated last year for PhD students in History and Culture at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. From the Caspersen School’s course catalog: … Continued

Damon’s co-author Baiqiao Tang speaks at University of Rochester

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What do a dropped book, a freshman in college, and Tiananmen Square have to do with one another? Evidently, quite a bit. These elements and many more began an unlikely synchonicity when University of Rochester freshman Se Hoon Kim saw … Continued

Damon joins the faculty of Sentences 4: A Conference on Prose

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Hosted by The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Arts and Letters Program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. SENTENCES 4 is open to current CSGS Students, Alums and Friends, and other Post-Baccalaureate Writers. July 30 – August 4 2012 … Continued

Damon teaches writing at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

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Damon has started teaching a course on writing to PhD students in History and Culture at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. From the Caspersen School’s course offerings, Spring semester 2012: HC 806 001 Writing as a Public Intellectual … Continued

MSNBC Today calls “Tower Stories” a “Must-read”

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On 9/8/11, Alex Smith and Rick Schindler compiled a list of “Five must-read books about 9/11 and its legacy.” I’m proud to say that my book, Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 was the first book cited. Mr. Smith … Continued

Watch for Damon’s guest blog for Friendgrief.com on 9/11

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Friendgrief.com is a website devoted to the exploration of grief, the grieving process, and the healing we hope takes place after losing a loved one. Author and website founder, Victoria Noe, asked Damon to write a guest blog which (he … Continued

“Tower Stories” mentioned in the New York Times

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“Tower Stories” was mentioned in The New York Times on Friday, August 26, 2011 (“Stories of 9/11 and its Aftermath” by Sam Roberts) as one of eleven books which the Times called “heart-breaking reminiscences by New Yorkers who survived the attack and … Continued

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