Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College to Host Award-Winning Author Tim O'Brien

Thursday, November 3, 2011

In honor of Veterans Day, The Bunker Hill Community College Veterans Center will be presenting Vietnam veteran and award-winning author, Tim O’Brien, on Thursday, November 10 at 1 p.m. in Room C202. O’Brien, who visited BHCC last year, is the author of eight books, most notably, The Things They Carried, listed by the New York Times as among the 20 best books of the last 25 years. O’Brien is known for his compelling portrayals of the Vietnam War and its impact on American servicemen and women engaged in that conflict.

O’Brien has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his distinguished body of work. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Esquire as well as in several editions of the O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Short Stories.

This event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited. Register online now at or call 617 228-2386.

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Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, and a number of other locations throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 600 international students who come from 94 countries and speak more than 75 languages.