January 19, 2011
Charles G. “Lefty” Driesell, longtime Basketball coach at Davidson, Maryland, James Madison, and Georgia State, about his career, his family, and how basketball has changed since he first took up the sport.
January 12, 2011
Heidi Durrow, author of “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky,” about the new book and her life and her appearance next month at the Orange Literacy Council’s “Writers for Readers luncheon on Monday, February 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Carolina Inn. Tickets for the lunch are $65 and are on sale now at oclctickets.eventbee.com .
January 6, 2011
Steve Bouser, Editor of the Southern Pines Pilot and author of “Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery,” about the new book and how a mysterious death of a young, rich bride brought the news spotlight of the country to a small town in North Carolina.
January 5, 2011
UNC-Chapel Hill professors Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green, authors of Oxford University Press’s North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction, about their new book.
December 29, 2010
Randall Kenan, noted author, Associate Professor of English at UNC-Chapel, and editor of The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin, about the new book and Baldwin as a writer and as an important historical figure.
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December 23, 2010
Abigail DeWitt, author of Dogs, about the new book and the art and craft of writing about coming of age and mixed-up families—and about growing up in Chapel Hill. Web pages: http://www.lorimerpress.com/Dogs.html http://abigaildewitt.com/index.html
Sunday, January 16 at 2:00 pm at Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill: Abigail Dewitt, reading and signing from Dogs.
December 17, 2010
Tom Ross, President of the University of North Carolina effective January 1, 2011, about his thoughts about being back in Chapel Hill and the challenges that he and the University face.
December 15, 2010
Craig Havighurst, author of Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City, about the new book and how a radio station and a country music program led to making Nashville become Music City USA.
December 9, 2010
Susan Ketchin, author of The Christ-Haunted Landscape: Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction, student of religion and its intersection with the music of our region, and a musician whose soulful music can bring you to tears and maybe coax you down to the altar, about how music and religion in the American South intersect and influence each other. www.susanketchin.com
December 1, 2010
Tom Quaintance, Dee Dee Batteast, Derrick Ledbetter, Jimmy Kieffer, Scott Ripley, the director and cast members of the upcoming Playmakers production of SHIPWRECKED! through December 19, showtimes 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 2 p.m. Sundays. www.playmakersrep.org.