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Join Us - An Evening With David Wright Falade

Event date: 

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

205 Highway 64

Manteo, NC 27954

Such exciting news. David Wright Faladé is returning to Manteo! We are delighted to collaborate with the Downtown Books and the College of the Albemarle to help promote this event. Please mark this on your calendar and if you haven't already done so, read this exciting new novel. Faladé is the author of three books : the narrative history Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers, and the novels Away Running and most recently, Black Cloud Rising. A former Fulbright Fellow to Brazil, David Wright Faladé is the 2021-22 Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow of the NY Public Library’s Cullman Center for Writers. His work has been recognized by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Texas Institute of Letters. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Illinois. David will be speaking about his new book, Black Cloud Rising.  David Wright Faladé's Black Cloud Rising is an important work of historical fiction focused on Richard Etheridge and his Civil War experience as part of the African Brigade. Etheridge would go on to captain the legendary US Life-Saving Station at Pea Island.