Homemade Holiday Shorts returns for its 20th Anniversary Year with an exciting slate of guests, wonderful holiday music and a delicious feast.
For one evening each year in December, friends of WHQR gather in our MC Erny Gallery and around their radios at home to listen to holiday stories read live by a panel of entertaining guests.
Our guests this year include wonderful radio legends, actors, writers and performers Jemila Ericson, Nan Graham, Annie Gray Johnston and Madafo Lloyd Wilson reading emotional and funny tales of the season.
The wonderful Grenoldo Frazier will provide the festive holiday tunes this year.
The emcee for the evening is New Hanover County Commissioner Rob Zapple.
Homemade Holiday Shorts will begin at 6pm on Sunday, December 13th.
Doors open at 5:20pm and guests must be seated by 5:50pm.
The reception follows at 7pm.
Tickets are $35 each (includes the performance and reception) and can be purchased at whqr.org. All proceeds benefit WHQR. BUY TICKETS HERE. Purchase your tickets early as last year's event sold out.
The event is broadcast live on WHQR 91.3fm at 6pm. The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR is located on the third floor of 254 N. Front Street in downtown Wilmington.
Jemila was WHQR’s Classical Host and much more for over twenty years. Jemila is also an actor, storyteller, minister and Animal Communicator.
A lifelong Southerner, Nan's spirited view of her cock-eyed family and friends has delighted public radio listeners for years. Nan's second book, In a Magnolia Minute...Secrets of a Late Bloomer as well as her first, Turn South at the Next Magnolia: Directions from a Life-Long Southerner, were both on the SEBA (Southeastern Booksellers' Association) bestseller list.
Annie Gray is a WHQR Commentator, general enthusiast, and self-proclaimed nut.
Madafo is a nationally recognized Griot, an African storyteller, and host of “A Season’s Griot,” public radio’s only national program celebrating Kwanzaa – produced right here at WHQR.