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, April 10th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

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

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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."

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.  

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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:

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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:

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!

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:

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:

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

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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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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

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

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, May 11 at 7 PM  in the MC Erny Gallery as he chats with worldwide traveler and photographer, Lynn Seldon about one of his life's greatest challenges, his recent novel Virginia's Ring. 

Monday, May 11 at 7 PM

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

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Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of our most widely known local literary legends, Karen E. Bender, to discuss her recent, extremely well received short story collection Refund

Praise for Refund

"Bender probes the depths people will sink to for love and money in this poignant, absorbing collection of finance-themed tales. Worth investing time in." 

- People Magazine

"One of Ten Titles to Pick Up Right Now."

O Magazine

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of the most distinguished African American authors of today, Randall Kenan, to discuss his most recent achievement, a collection of his essays titled The Fire This Time, which includes a tribute to legend James Baldwin. 

Praise for The Fire This Time

Join Ben Steelman of the Star News and one of the South's best up-and-coming fiction writers, Taylor Brown, to talk about Brown's debut novel Fallen Land, as well as his recently published collection of short stories, In the Season of Blood and Gold

Monday, January 12, 7 PM
MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor

Join Ben Steelman of the Star News and local author Diane Chamberlain to talk about her most recent novel "The Silent Sister."

"The Silent Sister is a powerful and thrilling novel. This tautly paced and emotionally driven novel will engross Chamberlain's many fans as well as those that read Sandra Brown and Carla Buckley." - Booklist

"Chamberlain has written an excellent novel with well-thought-out plot lines that never lose the suspense lover's interest for one solitary second." - Suspense Magazine 

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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