August 23, 2014
Phil Klay, veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer and author of “Redeployment,” about the stories in his book and what they show about the human costs of the War in Iraq.
August 9, 2014
Jaki Shelton Green, award winning poet from Mebane who will be inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame on October 12, and author of “ a new chapbook, “Feeding the Light” and numerous other works of poetry” about her life and work in poetry and her passion for public service.
August 2, 2014
Anna Freeman, a Chapel Hill native who worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a nurse with Doctors Without Borders, about her experiences and what she has learned about the state of health care in other parts of the world.
Web page: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
July 26, 2014
Mark Hunt, founder, and David Simpson co-director of the Triangle Dental Institute to educate dentists in dental implants and bone grafting, about the advantages and problems with dental implants and how dentists are trained to perform this challenging procedure.
Web page: http://www.triangle-dental-institute.com
July 19, 2014
Ferrel Guillory, founder of the Program on Public Life at the UNC J-School and co-author of The State of the South, a series of biennial reports to the region and its leadership, about the challenges the next State of the South report will address.
July 11, 2014
The PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservancy production, Hairspray, with guests Desdemona Chiang, Director of Hairspray; Associate director/choreographer Matt Steffens; Rachel Musson, in the role of “leading lady” Tracy Turnblad, Ethan Fox in the role of the father, Wilbur Turnblad, Faith Jones in the role of Little Inez
More information at: www.playmakersrep.org
July 5, 2014
Earl Swift, long-time Virginian-Pilot reporter, and author of Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream about a 1957 Chevy, its 13 different owners, and how they related to ever-evolving American Dream.
June 21, 2014
Scott Maitland, owner of Top of the Hill restaurant, brewery, and, more recently, TOPO Distillery, which is what he will tell us about, about how TOPO is sourcing nearly all ingredients within 100 miles to produce TOPO vodka, whiskey and gin.
Web page: www.topodistillery.com
June 14, 2014
Kim Church, Raleigh attorney whose stories and poetry have appeared in Shenandoah, Mississippi Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and author of Byrd, her debut novel.
June 7, 2014
Scott Huler, leader of the Creative Nonfiction workshop at the upcoming NCWN Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 10-13, at William Peace University in Raleigh., and author of “six books of creative nonfiction, most recently On the Grid, about the infrastructure systems that make our world work