On May 23rd, the Carteret Arts Forum will present a talk by David L Robbins, the well known author. He will speak on “What I’ve Learned About History By Making Things Up” on this Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:00 PM at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach. At least a part of this lecture will be about his research and where it has taken him during his lengthy career.
The tickets are only $25.00 and available on line or at the door. Young folks (the age limit was not published but one would guess under 18) and college students with a valid college ID get in for only $5.00.
Robbins is a native of Richmond, Virginia, has published fourteen novels (War of the Rats, The End of War, Last Citadel, Liberation Road, Broken Jewel, The Assassin’s Gallery, The Betrayal Game, The Devil’s Waters, The Empty Quarter, The Devil’s Horn, The Low Bird, Souls to Keep, Scorched Earth, and The Finger: A Novel of Love & Amputation). Many of these have reached the New York Times bestsellers list.
His latest novel, The Low Bird, is based on the true story of the rescue of a pilot behind enemy lines in Laos during the Vietnam War.
Robbins is also a successful playwright and teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Honors College. He is co-founder of James River Writers, a non-profit that helps aspiring writers work and learn together; co-founder of the non-profit Podium Foundation helps Richmond city youth learn writing skills; and is the creator of The Mighty Pen Project for Virginia veterans to create a living history of military service through writing.