Philip Gerard

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Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. For more information about Philip, please visit his website.

The Midway

Feb 9, 2012
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From a young age, Commentator Philip Gerard knew the difference between right and wrong. 

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Pushing through a blizzard in the nerve-wracking company of big rigs one winter night, Commentator Philip Gerard feared he would not make it off of I-80 alive.

Farm and Home

Dec 29, 2011
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Author and creative writing professor Philip Gerard is more likely to need a pen than a hammer in his day-to-day life.

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Five-year-old Philip Gerard had little to look forward to on his annual back-to-school trip to the mall.

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Road trips always seem to be filled with unexpected mishaps. 

Strike Vote

Nov 17, 2011
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As the deciding vote in a teacher's strike, Philip Gerard must choose with whom he sides--

Backyard Boat

Nov 7, 2011
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Visiting his grandfather as a child, Commentator Philip Gerard found the boat eternally docked to a neighbor's back porch laughable.

Moving Man

Oct 6, 2011

"For a summer I worked..."

Wilmington NC –

Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. .

 

Juvenile Delinquents

Sep 22, 2011

"Freedom. I was ten years old..."

Wilmington NC –

Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

 

"It was a scenario right out of a slasher matinee..."

Wilmington NC –

Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. .

 

Civil Spirits

Aug 25, 2011

"During the summers of my childhood..."

Wilmington NC –

Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

 

The Crane

Aug 11, 2011

"Just when we kids had resigned ourselves to another boring, hot summer..."

Wilmington NC –

Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. .

 

"Bob and I had been hitchhiking since sun-up. It was now mid-afternoon..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

The Summer Game

Jun 2, 2011

"My boyhood from age six to twelve was one long baseball game..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

"One way or another I've been running a Creative Writing program or department for the past dozen years..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

"I got my start in administration in eighth grade in a very unlikely organization..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

Secret Serivce

Apr 7, 2011

"Not long ago, my wife Jill and I attended a professional conference in Washington D.C..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

Curses, Misled Again!

Mar 10, 2011

"Before I was even old enough to read, I spent several hours of a long car trip tracing the letters of a book onto loose leaf paper..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

Maine Spring

Feb 25, 2011

"I can remember that defining moment as if it happened this morning..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

Words and Music

Feb 10, 2011

"John Cheever famously wrote that he was of the last generation of American men to wear hats; I think I was part of the last generation of college students for whom the guitar was a fixture of dormitory life..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

California Bound

Jan 27, 2011

"They picked me up at sundown on the Interstate 70 bypass around Denver..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

Models

Jan 13, 2011

"I am the youngest of three brothers. When we were kids, one of our perennial fads was building model cars..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

"I was a cub reporter for a small weekly newspaper fresh out of college..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

"I had been interviewing World War Two veterans all over the country for a book project..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

Hang 'Em High

Dec 9, 2010

"It was back in the days when every little boy in America owned a toy six-gun and our national character was formed in half-hour TV episodes..."

Wilmington NC – Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

My Father's War

Nov 25, 2010

"My father used to tell me stories about the war, his war..."

Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

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