WHQR and StarNews Present "Prologue"

Join Ben Steelman of StarNews to discuss notable works by local and regional authors. Meetings are open to the public and held in the WHQR gallery space at 7:00 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, the authors will join us! WHQR is located at 254 N. Front Street, downtown Wilmington, take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

Monday, October 9th

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, October 9th, at 7pm, we will sit down with Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews to discuss The Stolen Marriage written by New York Times bestselling author, Diane Chamberlain

Monday, September 11th at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, September 11th, we will sit down with Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews to discuss Dr. Tom V. Morris's two new books, The Viper and the Storm and Socrates in Silicon Valley. Dr. Morris has been a part of WHQR and StarNews's Prologue before as a "public philosopher" and has also been a part of WHQR's CoastLine to discuss his many books and views on ethics. 

A former Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and religious studies from Yale, Morris taught philosophy for 15 years at Notre Dame where he ranked as one of the most popular professors on campus. He then formed the Morris Institute for Human Values and became a noted motivational and inspirational speaker to corporations and government agencies.

Ballantine Books

Monday, August 14th at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery

Prologue: "U.S. and Them" by Patricia Bjorklund

Jun 5, 2017

Monday, July 10th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Monday, June 5th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Prologue: "Kaleidoscope" by Ellyn Bache

Apr 26, 2017

 

 

Monday, May 8th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, May 8th Ben Steelman of StarNews will sit down to chat with Ellyn Bache, a former Wilmington resident who is coming back to talk about her new book "Kaleidoscope," an anthology of stories she wrote for "women's" magazines in the 1980s and 1990s. Bache's other novels include, "The Art of Saying Goodbye" and "Safe Passage" which was adapted into a movie starring Susan Sarandon. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.  

*CHANGE OF DATE!

Monday, April 24th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Prologue: "The Kingdom of Winter" by Dorothy Papadakos

Mar 3, 2017

Monday, March 13th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Monday, February 13th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, February 13thBen Steelman of the StarNews will talk with author Susan Bishop Crispell about her debut novel The Secret Ingredient of Wishes. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Join us for a conversation with local memoirist Kenan Maready and Ben Steelman of the StarNews for our first Prologue of the New Year!

Monday, January 16th

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Author Bio:

Monday, December 12th
7:00pm-8:00pm
MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Prologue host, Ben Steelman of StarNews, will sit down with Tom V. Morris, "public philosopher" and author of such best-selling books as "If Aristotle Ran General Motors."

Prologue: John Jeremiah Sullivan

Sep 28, 2016

Monday, October 10th
7:00pm-8:00pm
MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Prologue host, Ben Steelman of StarNews, will sit down with John Jeremiah Sullivan, accomplished author, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and Southern editor for The Paris Review.  

Prologue: "The Widow Spy" By Marti Peterson

Jul 13, 2016

Monday, September 12th, Prologue will feature Martha Peterson, author of "The Widow Spy."

About the Author:

Peterson was recently featured on CNN's "Declassified." She's a retired CIA case officer, and in the 1970s, she was based in Moscow as the agency's contact with "Trigon," a mole in the Soviet Foreign Ministry. "Marti" was arrested by the KGB, taken to Moscow's notorious Lubyanka prison -- and lived to tell the tale.

About the Book:

Monday, June 13th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, June 13th, Ben Steelman of the StarNews will talk with author Anne Russell about her children's book The Mystical, Magical, Amazing, Fantastical Gardens of Airlie. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Monday, November 14, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, November 14th, Ben Steelman of the StarNews will talk with the Sunday Times best-selling author Diane Chamberlain about her book Pretending to Dance.

About the Author:

Prologue: "Broken Places" By Nancy Whitfield

May 31, 2016

Monday, July 11th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, July 11th, Ben Steelman of the StarNews will speak with Brunswick County author Nancy Whitfield about her memoir Broken Places. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

About the Author:

Monday, August 8, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, August 8th Ben Steelman of the StarNews discusses the Louise's War series with author Sarah Shaber. Join us for the discussion in the the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR!

About the Author and Her Work:

Prologue: With May-lee Chai

Apr 26, 2016

Monday, May 9th, 7pm

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, May 9th Ben Steelman with the StarNews speaks with author and professor May-lee Chai. Join us as we discuss Chai's novels and non-fiction work in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery.

About the Author and Her Work:

Prologue: "Mrs. Hudson in New York" by Barry S. Brown

Apr 4, 2016

On Monday, April 11th at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews speaks with Dr. Barry S. Brown, a clinical psychologist and writer. Join us as we discuss Dr. Brown's novel Mrs. Hudson in New York, a re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series with Mrs. Hudson as the detective mastermind.

About the Author:

Prologue: "Dark of the Island" by Philip Gerard

Feb 29, 2016

Monday, March 14th, at Prologue Ben Steelman of the StarNews speaks with writer and professor Philip Gerard about his most recent novel Dark of the Island. Join us for the conversation in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery at 7 pm.

Monday, March 14th, 7 pm

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

About the Author:

Prologue: "Fallen Land" by Taylor Brown

Jan 19, 2016

On Monday, February 8th Ben Steelman of the StarNews will talk to writer Taylor Brown about his debut novel Fallen Land. Brown's novel has been named as an Indie Next and is an Okra Pick selection. Join us for the conversation in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery at 7 PM.

Monday, February 8, 7 PM

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

About the Author:

Prologue: With Joan Leotta

Dec 30, 2015

Monday, January 11, 2016, 7 pm

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, January 11, 2016 Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to writer and champion storyteller, Joan Leotta, about her historical fiction series Legacy of Honor and her new picture book Whoosh!. Join us for the conversation in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7 pm.

About the Author:

Prologue: "The Last September" by Nina de Gramont

Nov 3, 2015

On  November 9th at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to writer and professor in the UNCW Creative Writing Department, Nina de Gramont, about her novel The Last September. Join us for the conversation on Monday, November 9th at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Monday, November 9th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, Suite 3

About the Author:

Friday Feedback for October 30, 2015

Oct 30, 2015

For those of you who are WHQR listeners and who are not Martians [blue], you know that we concluded our Fall 2015 drive this week. It was a success, going about $4,000 over our $140,000 goal, and ending on time. Here’s one of my favorite Feedbacks, from Kimberly Cook in Wilmington:

I love the station. It makes me feel like I’m part of this wonderful community.

Now for a couple of negative comments. John Sheehan said:

Do away with on-air pledge drives!

Prologue: "The End of Plenty" by Joel Bourne

Sep 11, 2015

Monday evening at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to journalist and author, Joel Bourne about his new book The End of Plenty. Join us for the conversation on Monday, December 14th at 7 pm at WHQR's MC Erny Gallery.

Monday, December 14th, 7 pm

The Mc Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street

About the Author:

Prologue: "Shepherd's Crook" by Sheila Webster Boneham

Sep 9, 2015

Monday evening at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to author Sheila Webster Boneham about her new novel Shepherd's Crook (An Animals in Focus Mystery) and her essay in the 2015 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. Join us for the conversation on Monday, October 12th at 7 pm at WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

Monday, October 12, 7 pm

MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, Suite 3

About the Author:

Prologue: "Travels in Vermeer" by Michael White

Sep 8, 2015

Monday evening at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to writer, poet and chair of the UNCW Creative Writing Department, Michael White, about his memoir Travels in Vermeer. Join us for the conversation Monday at 7 pm at WHQR

Monday, September 14th, 7 pm

MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, Suite 3

About the Author:

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, August 10th at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Ray Norris about his new thriller Cape Fear Blackwater Deep.

Monday, August 10th, 7 pm

MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street

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Prologue: "The Idea of Love" by Patti Callahan Henry

Mar 20, 2015

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, July 6 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry about her new novel "The Idea of Love." 

Monday, July 6 at 7 PM

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

Prologue: "To Forge a Thunderbolt" by Chris Fonvielle

Mar 19, 2015

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, June 8 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with Civil War buff and widely acclaimed author, Chris Fonvielle, about his newest novel "To Forge a Thunderbolt."

"Dr. Fonvielle is a most entertaining historian...he commands a truly encyclopedic knowledge of Wartime Wilmington. " - Kemp Burpeau, Civil War News

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