Monday, April 7, 2014

April 2014: Running with the Grim Reaper - William E. Dunstan at MOA

Contact: Lori Meads, Educator
Release Date:  Immediate
 (252) 335-1453
End Date:  May 4, 2014

Running with the Grim Reaper, Volume Two
Walking with Giants
William E. Dunstan

Come to the Museum of the Albemarle on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 1:30 until 4 p.m. for a lecture and book signing.  Spellbinding author William E. Dunstan, native of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, will sign his mesmerizing new book Running with the Grim Reaper, volume two of his inspirational and magical series Adventures of a Southern Boyhood.

The adventure series focuses on twentieth-century Elizabeth City.  Readers will encounter unforgettable tales, surging passions, warm friendships, and strong family bonds.

The second book, Running with the Grim Reaper, opens with the author's birth in Elizabeth City, as the titanic hand of the Second World War grips the globe.  The narrative highlights extraordinary men, women, and children tramping through unforgettable chapters simmering with tragedies, racial conflicts, murders, mysteries, ghosts, unconventional friendships, romantic liaisons, lost loves, and bizarre true stories.  The author invites you for a guided tour through a rich and bittersweet lost world.

A gifted educator and writer, William E. Dunstan serves as a visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Dr. Dunstan's comprehensive professional journey includes remarkable achievements as an archivist, historical editor, author, college administrator, public-lecturer, and award-winning teacher.  He has taught at Brevard College, Carnegie Mellon University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Chronicle of Higher Education hailed him as an innovative scholar and author with a deft hand for crafting appealing literature.  His previous publications include Walking with Giants (the first volume of Adventures of a Southern Boyhood), The Runaway Detectives (a novel), The Ancient Near East, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. 

Free Program
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