Alexa Doran

Webservices Graduate Fellow

Alexa Doran is a third year poet in UNCW's MFA program. Born in Syracuse, New York she moved to Clarksville, TN when she was 18 and completed both her B.A. in English and M.A. in Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University while living there. Two years ago she breezed into Wilmington, North Carolina and has been writing poetry by the sea ever since. 


Monday, June 8 at 7 PM
3:00 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Prologue: "To Forge a Thunderbolt" by Chris Fonvielle

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, June 8 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with Civil War buff and widely acclaimed author, Chris Fonvielle, about his newest novel "To Forge a Thunderbolt."

"Dr. Fonvielle is a most entertaining historian...he commands a truly encyclopedic knowledge of Wartime Wilmington. " - Kemp Burpeau, Civil War News

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Monday, May 11 at 7 PM
1:52 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Prologue: "Virginia's Ring" by Lynn Seldon

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, May 11 at 7 PM  in the MC Erny Gallery as he chats with worldwide traveler and photographer, Lynn Seldon about one of his life's greatest challenges, his recent novel Virginia's Ring. 

Monday, May 11 at 7 PM

MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor

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April 13 @ 7 PM
11:03 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Prologue: "Refund" by Karen E. Bender

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of our most widely known local literary legends, Karen E. Bender, to discuss her recent, extremely well received short story collection Refund

Praise for Refund

"Bender probes the depths people will sink to for love and money in this poignant, absorbing collection of finance-themed tales. Worth investing time in." 

- People Magazine

"One of Ten Titles to Pick Up Right Now."

O Magazine

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3:49 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Happy 100th Birthday Claude Howell!

An icon of Wilmington's arts community, Claude Howell was born 100 years ago today. From an early age, Howell expressed a deep love for his hometown, drawing and painting people and scenes from town to coast. Howell also recorded several stories at WHQR about his days as a Wilmington youth. In honor of Howell's birthday and his great contribution to the Wilmington community,  WHQR will be airing his commentaries all week long during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Here is one that takes us back to his boyhood clubhouse...

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Wednesday, March 18 at Noon
10:56 am
Mon March 16, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Women's History Month

Tune in Wednesday, March 18 at noon for the next CoastLine: March is Women's History Month. We're in the midst of third-wave feminism - what does the modern day's women's rights movement entail? We'll discuss this and the achievements of women with Dr. Katie Peel, Director of UNCW's Women's Studies and Resource Center.

Wednesday, March 18, 5-7 PM
4:35 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

You're Invited! The WHQR Meet Up Kick-Off Event

You're invited! Please join us Wednesday, March 18 from 5 - 7 PM for a chance to meet up with other public radio fanatics!

April 13-15 at 7 PM, April 15 at 4 PM
12:08 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Still Alice"

Featuring  an Academy-Award winning performance by Julianne Moore, this gripping drama introduces us to Alice Howland, a happily married mother of three and renowned linguistic professor,  who starts forgetting words. Her momentary forgetfulness quickly unfolds into a diagnosis for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. In a battle in which Howland proves herself at once brave and sensitive, she fights the loss of her family, her career and eventually herself. (PG-13, 101 min) 

Monday - Wednesday, April 13 - 15, 7 PM

Wednesday, April 15, 4 PM

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March 30 - April 1 at 7 PM, April 1 at 4 PM
3:23 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Mr. Turner"

Featuring an award-winning performance by Timothy Spall and directed by legendary filmmaker Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies, Life is Sweet, Another Year) the film Mr. Turner follows the eccentric artist J.M.W. Turner through the last quarter century of his life. Follow Turner as he paints, travels, is strapped to the mast of a ship so he can paint a snowstorm, visits brothels and finds himself to be a subject of both celebration and derision for the British aristocracy. (R, 2 hr 29 min)

Monday - Wednesday, March 30 - April 1, 7 PM

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Mon-Fri, 10 AM - 4 PM
12:24 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

In the MC Erny Gallery: Moments of Our Past by Bradley Carter and Jason Parker

WHQR welcomes local talents Bradley Carter and Jason Parker to the MC Erny Gallery. Be sure to stop by and see their mesmerizing collection "Moments of the Past."

Opening Fourth Friday Reception March 27 6-9 PM 

Closing Fourth Friday Reception April 24 6-9 PM

Show Closing: Friday, May 8.  

Regular MC Erny Gallery Viewing Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM

About the Artists:

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Wednesday, March 11 at Noon
11:22 am
Thu March 5, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Terminal Groin Projects Underway in North Carolina

On the Next CoastLine: One terminal groin is under construction on Bald Head Island, and three other coastal communities are seeking permits. Yet environmentalists  worry the structures will fundamentally change the coast. We'll talk with the Mayor of Ocean Isle Beach, Debbie Smith, and Mike Giles of the North Carolina Coastal Federation.