Books

September 8th, 7PM @ WHQR
11:49 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Prologue: "Steering Toward Normal" by Rebecca Petruck

Steering Toward Normal
RebeccaPetruck.com

Join Ben Steelman of Star News with local author Rebecca Petruck to talk about her debut novel Steering Toward Normal.

"In Petruck’s capable hands, raising a steer—caring for it, loving it, and eventually letting it go—becomes a keen metaphor for the loss of a loved one." -Booklist

September 8th, 7 - 8pm 
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

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Midday Interview -3/4/14
11:19 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Clyde Edgerton on Wilmington Art Council's Upcoming "Book SmArts"

Gina and Clyde in Studio 1 @WHQR
Jason Hess

Board Chair for Wilmington Arts Council, writer , and professor Clyde Edgerton spoke with guest host Gina Gambony about an upcoming literary event.  

Edgerton will interview the accomplished writers Jill McCorkle, Lee Smith, and Randall Kenan on Saturday, March 8, at 3pm in UNCW’s Lumina Theater. The inverview will touch on craft, process, and how these accomplished writers have built their writing lives. Patrons are encouraged to purchase the $25 tickets in advance by calling 910-343-0998 or online via the below link. Proceeds go to the Wilmington Arts Council. 

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May 12th, 2014 @ 7pm
12:54 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Prologue: "Hunting Che" and "No Hero" by Kevin Maurer

Maurer @ WHQR
The Publisher

Join Ben Steelman of Star News with bestselling author and former Star News staffer Kevin Maurer to discuss his nonfiction books Hunting Che and No Hero (forthcoming). Expect a lively discussion on the content of the books, Maurer's writing process, and other literary topics.

May 12th, 7 - 8pm
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

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April 14th, 2014 @7pm
11:26 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Prologue Update: "Rude Bitches Make Me Tired" by Celia Rivenbark, Photos and Audio

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

We hope you enjoy this clip from the April 14th Prologue discussion. Listen to Celia Rivenbark telling Ben Steelman and audience members about how good manners helped her get the inside story as a reporter at the high profile funeral of James Jordan senior:

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Join Ben Steelman of Star News with author Celia Rivenbark for a lively discussion of the humorous, unique etiquette book Rude Bitches Make Me Tired. 

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Midday Interview - May 17, 2013
2:33 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Midday Interview: "A Town of Empty Rooms" with Karen E. Bender

Karen E. Bender

Barbara Bush, WHQR’s finance manager and resident book-lover, talks with author Karen Bender about her new novel A Town of Empty Rooms.  Karen will be our guest for Prologue Monday at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery.

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Arts
11:07 am
Thu January 17, 2013

My Top Five: Books I'm excited to read in 2013

I often have trouble motivating myself to read recent books -- after all, there are thousands of years of world literature out there and I've only made it through the tiniest fraction! But I'll never finish all of the novels ever written, so in 2013, I am going to read at least five brand new works of fiction. I wouldn't quite call it a resolution, since those are destined to fail (and since it's already halfway through January), and because resolution implies some sort of struggle or sacrifice. These are all books I'm eagerly waiting to hit the bookstore and library shelves.

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