Books

Midday Interviews 9/26/14
1:49 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Midday Interview: Lynne Hugo on 'A Matter of Mercy'

Lynne Hugo

Lynne Hugo has written ten books, including six novels. Her latest novel is called 'A Matter of Mercy.' It's based on a 1996 lawsuit on Cape Cod in which a homeowner sued local aquaculturists (traditional sea farmers, oystermen and women) for "spoiling the view." Lynne will have several book signings and book readings around town this weekend including Friday from 6-8 PM at Quarter Moon Bookstore on Topsail, Saturday from 10 - 11 AM at Hampstead Library (coffee and pastries provided) and also at 4:30 PM at Barnes and Noble in Mayfaire Center.

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1:31 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

A Local Look at Banned Books Week

Within the past year, two novels have been challenged in the Brunswick County school system.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story reported that Brunswick County schools had attempted to ban two books. It has since been corrected to show that Pat Sykes, a Brunswick County Commissioner, attempted to ban The Color Purple and a concerned citizen challenged The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.  

It’s Banned Books Week. And with the recent challenges to books in Brunswick County schools, Clyde Edgerton, a UNCW Creative Writing professor, provides his perspective.  

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Midday Interviews - 8/13/14
2:55 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Midday Interview: Tony Rivenbark on "Introducing Thalian Hall"

Joining us today was Tony Rivenbark, Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Rivenbark has just published "Introducing Thalian Hall" as part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series. Something of a local celebrity, Rivenbark is known for his talent as an actor, director and raconteur and is the perfect person to write the captions for historical images of Thalian Hall.  Rivenbark will be hosting a book singing and chat in Thalian Hall's Ballroom at 3pm this Sunday.

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December 8 @ 7pm
2:28 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Prologue: "Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love and Longing" by Karen Pullen

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews as he chats it up with lauded author Karen Pullen, editor of the new steamy collection "Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love and Longing." 

"From sweet to sassy...and beyond. Whether you devour these luscious crimes tales all at once or dole them out to savor the nuances, you're in for a treat." - Kaye George, author of Death in the Time of Ice

Monday, December 8 at 7pm

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

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Events - October 13 @ 7pm
2:50 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Prologue: "Maritime Wilmington" and "Wilmington: Lost But Not Forgotten" by Beverly Tetterton

Wilmington: Lost But Not Forgotten

Join Ben Steelman of the Star News and local author and history librarian, Beverly Tetterton to talk about her two recent publications "Maritime Wilmington" and "Wilmington, Lost But Not Forgotten."

Monday, October 13 at 7 pm

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

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November 10, 7pm @ WHQR
12:58 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Prologue: "Southern Holidays: A Savor the South Cookbook" by Debbie Moose

Join Ben Steelman of Star News and local author Debbie Moose to talk about her upcoming holiday cookbook, as well as the many food blogs and columns she maintains.

“Smart, informative and funny...Full of old favorites as well as new and unusual choices, this little volume will be of much use to home cooks even as it documents our regional culture.” - Bill Smith, cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning chef at Crook's Corner, Chapel Hill, N.C on Buttermilk by Debbie Moose.  

Monday, November 10 at 7 pm

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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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