North Carolina Writer’s Network Annual Fall Conference will be held November 15-17, next Friday through Sunday in Wrightsville Beach. Guest Midday Interview host Jason Hess interviewed author Rebecca Lee and Nicki Leone about the writing life, the conference, and how writers can get involved with the conference.
This weekend, Ogden Park will become a bastion of music, food and dance celebrating the traditions of Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela and many more Latino countries. Festival Latino has been a November tradition in Wilmington for fifteen years, ever since one day when a few Latino families gathered in the park for a picnic. The event has since evolved into a two-day festival that’s projected to draw 20,000 visitors. This growth parallels the expansion of the organization behind the festival, Amigos Internacional.
Kimberly Paul of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Frank Roberts of New Hanover County Veterans Council told us about the film Honor Flight: One Last Mission. It will be shown in honor of local WWII veterans on Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day) from 3 to 5 pm at the Wilmington Convention Center. For more information on Honor Flights, go to ILMHonorFlight.org. For more info on the film, go to LCFH.org and look under Events.
Fresh Voices On-Air commentator, Eleni Stoycos, focuses on a failed educational system that short- changes the youth and inadequately prepares them for real world challenges. She asks: "How can we love learning but hate school?"
Eleni Stoycos is a sophomore and honor student at New Hanover High School. She plays volleyball and soccer and likes running. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.