Author Steve Beaven in Evansville for booksigning events

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- Steve Beaven, author of “We Will Rise” will be in Evansville for a series of book signings on Saturday and Sunday.

“We Will Rise” details the aftermath from the Air Indiana Flight 216 disaster in 1977 that claimed the lives of nearly every member of the University of Evansville men’s basketball team.

The book also discusses the rebirth of the program under head coach Dick Walters, culminating in the Purple Aces’ first appearance in the NCAA tournament in 1982.

Beaven, an Evansville native, will appear at a University of Evansville alumni event Saturday afternoon at the Rooftop Bar at 112 NW Martin Luther King Blvd. but an RSVP is required to attend the event.

Beaven will also make an appearance at the Purple Aces’ game Saturday evening against Valparaiso and will sign books in the Ford Center lobby. Beaven is also expected to make an appearance at the Evansville Barnes & Noble at 624 S. Green River Road, Sunday afternoon at 1 PM.

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(This story was originally published on January 4, 2020)

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