Philip Gerard

Commentator

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.

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As a budding journalist with his first front-page byline, Commentator Philip Gerard was understandably smug. 

My Father's War

Mar 1, 2012
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In this classic commentary, Philip Gerard challenges us to listen harder. 

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..."

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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. .

 

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