Author Tim O'Brien speaking on the College of Charleston campus

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Author and Vietnam veteran Tim O'Brien will be the featured speaker during the College of Charleston's 'The College Reads!' program tomorrow, October 2.

O'Brien will read from his novel, The Things They Carried, share his insights on the Vietnam War and answer questions during the program. The Things They Carried was named one of the 20 best books of the last quarter century by the New York Times and was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The speech will be held in the Carolina First Arena starting at 5 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

The Carolina First Arena is located at 301 Meeting Street.