October 26, 2014
Wilton Barnhardt, writing professor at NC State, and author of “Lookaway, Lookaway” about his workshop titled, “The Comic Touch at the ”North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Fall Conference in Charlotte and his own comic bestseller, also set in Charlotte, “Lookaway, Lookaway.”
October 26, 2014
Jim Leutze, long-time history professor chair of War and Peace at UNC-Chapel Hill, President of Hampden Sydney College, UNCW chancellor from 1990 to 2003 and host of UNC-TV series Globe Watch, about North Carolina’s history and current partisan landscape, explaining what’s at stake if the political clock’s turned back 100 years.
October 25, 2014
Marcia Mount Shoop, a theologian and preacher as well as a mother and football coach’s wife. She is the author of “Touchdowns for Jesus and Other Signs of Apocalypse: Lifting the Veil on Big-Time Sports” shares her reactions to the Wainstein Report and the connections between performance athletics and religious life that are part of her new book.
Web page: http://marciamountshoop.com
October 25, 2014
Nancy Stancill, journalism graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and was an award-winning investigative reporter at the Houston Chronicle and the Charlotte Observer , about murder, assassination plots, illegal militia, higher education fraud, Mexican drug kingpins, newsroom competition and backstabbing, adulterous sex, and a plot for Texas to secede from the US.
Web page: http://www.nancystancill.com
October 10, 2012
Carrboro poets Celisa Steele (Carrboro poet laureate), Gary Phillips, Jay Bryan and Susan Spalt, poets and lovers of poetry who call Carrboro home, about the 2014 West End Poetry Festival, sponsored by the Town of Carrboro, will be held on October 17 and October 18 and feature 8 events and over 20 poets.
Web page: http://www.westendpoetsweekend.com
October 10, 2014
Fiona Ritchie, the founder, producer, and host of National Public Radio’s The Thistle & Shamrock®; and Doug Orr, who has led and UNC-Asheville and Warren Wilson College, where he founded the Swannanoa Gathering music workshops are the authors of “Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia” and talk about the 300-year story of that musical migration.
October 4, 2012
Seth Effron, Editor of “Quick Clips” a daily summary of news and commentary about North Carolina public life, formerly long time political reporter, Neiman Foundation staff, and spokesperson for Gov. Perdue., about what should be our main concerns about the future of North Carolina and its government. To request daily copies of Seth Effron’s “Quick Clips” email: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 27, 2014
Tom Higgins, a legendary motorsports reporter who has covered auto racing for almost 60 years will tell us about the glory days of stock car racing and some of the wildest races during the 1950’s and 1960’s
When he talks about his new book “RACING INTO THE PAST: TALES FROM THE GLORY DAYS OF STOCK CAR RACING: THE 1950S AND 1960S”,
September 6, 2014
Lloyd Kramer, Faculty Director of UNC’s Program in the Humanities and Human Values and Professor of History, about how Chapel Hill people can take advantage of a program that attracts devoted participants from all over the state
Web page: http://humanities.unc.edu
August 30, 2014
Mary Ann Claud, long-time columnist and now debut novelist, and author of The Dancin’ Man, a novel about multiple generations of a Carolina textile family from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.