An Evening with Tim O’Brien

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heinz History Center
$20 general admission | $10 for veterans, active duty service members, students, and History Center members | Tickets

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Join the Heinz History Center for an evening featuring acclaimed best-selling author Tim O’Brien. Known for his seminal work, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien’s writing is best known for its fictional portrayals of the Vietnam War, heavily influenced by his own service during the conflict in the U.S. Army. Sought after throughout America as a galvanizing speaker about his own war experience and his ability to translate stories of combat from experience to written word, O’Brien was heavily featured in the recent documentary on the Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Following the program, O’Brien will sign copies of his books, including “The Things They Carried,” which will be available for purchase and are available for pre-purchase via the registration link below. Please note that due to expected high attendance, Tim O’Brien will only be signing copies of his books at this program. The signing of memorabilia or other publications will not be permitted under any circumstance.


Tickets to this program are $20 for general admission and $10 for veterans, active duty service members, students, and History Center members (ID required at check-in to receive the discounted rate).

A limited number of tickets to a pre-program VIP reception are available for purchase for $40 per person. VIP reception attendees will get the chance to meet Tim O’Brien ahead of the evening’s program, and receive a complimentary, signed copy of “The Things They Carried,” and light refreshments.

Purchase tickets online. Doors open for this program at 5:30 p.m.

The pre-program VIP reception is generously sponsored by the Veterans Breakfast Club.


For more information, please contact Sam Moore at or 412-454-6373.

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