Arts Council, Town of Duck to present Brothers Like These

By on May 16, 2019

The Town of Duck, along with the Dare County Arts Council will present a staged reading of Brothers Like These, on Thursday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m.

The event will take place in the Paul F. Keller Meeting Hall at 1200 Duck Road.

Brothers Like These is comprised of stories and poems written by Vietnam combat veterans in Classroom B, an out -of-the-way room in the basement of the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. They gathered to write every Wednesday for almost two years under the guidance of former NC poet laureate, Joseph Bathanti of Appalachian State University.

The veteran authors of Brothers Like These make their first appearance on the Outer Banks thanks to a Military and Veteran Healing Arts Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, and a donation from presenting sponsor, Corolla Village Inn.

“We are pleased to host these veteran poets as some of our first guests at our inn, which opens this month,” said Hadley Twiddy, owner of Corolla Village Inn. “We hope many of our friends in the community come out to Duck Town Hall on May 23 to experience this moving performance.”

Brothers Like These – veteran authors reading their own work – weaves the remarkable voices of unimaginably brave soldiers who gave their all during the Vietnam War.

It’s an enduring testimony to their shared, sacred sense of community, love and brotherhood.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with the Dare County Arts Council’s annual membership meeting, followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m. The performance begins at 7 p.m.

All three events are free and open to the public.

Brothers Like These is sponsored by Corolla Village Inn, Twiddy & Company, KEES Vacations Outer Banks, Hilton Garden Inn, and Jane Webster.

This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For additional information on ‘Brothers Like These’, visit or call (252) 255-1234.

For more information about the Dare County Arts Council’s Veterans Arts Program, visit

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment, and opportunity

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