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: email@example.com
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.
August 30, 2014
John Goodman, retired Presbyterian minister in Elizabethtown, NC, and active an musician, about a CD, “A Good War Dies Hard: The Civil War Remembered through Song and Story,” which was recorded, mixed/mastered and released by his West Virginia traditional music group, Presby Pickers.
For more information about the CD contact John Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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