July 22, 2009
Tom Quaintance, Director; Jeri Lynn Schulke, Director of the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory at The ArtsCenter; and the following actors: Allison Press, playing Helena; Henry Stokes, playing Lysander; and Khalid Williams, playing Bottom, Summer Youth Conservatory’s (a partnership of the PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at UNC, and The ArtsCenter in Carrboro) stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the culmination of their summer program of theater training.
July 15, 2009
Valarie Schwartz, author of Remembering Chapel Hill: The Twentieth Century as We Lived It, about the new book and all the great things she has learned about Chapel Hill.
July 14, 2009
Part 2 of Conversation with John Hope Franklin from December, 2005, with new introduction by William Leuchtenburg.
July 10, 2009
Chapel Hill’s Pamela Pease, author, designer, and publisher of “Pop-Up Tour de France: The World’s Greatest Bike Race, about the new book and her experiences at this year’s Tour de France. paintboxpress.com
July 8, 2009
Justin Catanoso, author of “My Cousin the Saint: A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles”, talks with Chapel Hill’s Patti and Paul Tripodi about their cousin (both to Catanoso and Tripodi) who was recently made a saint and about their reconnection with the region of southern Italy where their grandparents. www.justincatanoso.com
July 9, 2009
Chapel Hill’s Nic Brown, author of Floodmarkers, about the new book which set in the fictional town Lystra, North Carolina about people who there who are dealing with the results of Hurricane Hugo. www.nicbrown.net
July 7, 2009
Nicki Leone, who works with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, developing marketing and outreach programs for independent bookstore and is president of the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Writers Network, about the challenges for writers, publishers, and independent book sellers in current times–and what responses are working.
July 2, 2009
Ed Southern, executive director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network author of Sports in the Carolinas: From Death Valley to Tobacco Road, about the new book and about sports writing in North Carolina. Southern and Nicki Leone, president of the Board of Trustees of the Writers Network, discuss how the network helps North Carolina writers develop and market their skills. www.ncwriters.org
July 1, 2009
Joseph Haj, producing artistic director of the Chapel Hill’s Playmakers Repertory Theatre, about the Playmakers’ upcoming season. www.playmakersrep.org
June 30, 2009
Louis Perez, J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of “Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos,” about the new book and the influence past attitudes about Cuba on the future of American-Cuban relations.