'N.C. Bookwatch' Announces Schedule
“North Carolina Bookwatch,” with host D.G. Martin, airs on UNC-TV Fridays at 9:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.
Upcoming programs include one with Steve Bouser, author of “Death of a Pinehurst Princess,” and editor of The Pilot. That episode will air July 29 and July 31. Other episodes include:
Fred Chappell (May 6, 8), the former poet laureate of North Carolina, essayist, critic, teacher and mentor of many of North Carolina’s outstanding writers, will discuss his new book of short fiction, “Ancestors and Others: New and Selected Stories,” stories that take readers all over the world and then back to people we know in North Carolina.
Kathy Pories (May 13, 15), series editor for “New Stories From the South 2010,” a group of the best short fiction in our region, will discuss what sets Southern literary writers apart from other American writers and what makes a short story different from a novel.
Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton (May 20, 22) discuss their stories and book “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption.”
Daniel Pierce (May 27, 29), in his book “Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay and Big Bill France,” discusses how moonshiners outrunning the revenuers were the forerunners of NASCAR.
Wells Tower (June 3, 5) discusses his book “Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned.”
Scott Huler (June 10, 12) shares his journey of infrastructures in “On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood and the Systems That Make Our World Work.”
Heidi Durrow (June 17, 19) talks about her book “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.”
Suzanne Hobbs (June 24, 26) will discuss her book “Living Dairy-Free for Dummies.”
Abigail DeWitt (July 1, 3) will be on hand to talk with D.G. Martin about her book, “Dogs.”
Charlene Regester (July 8, 10) discusses her book about the struggles and successes of African-American actresses in “African-American Actresses: The Struggle for Visibility 1900-1960.”
John Hart (July 15, 17), author of “The Lost Child,” talks about his new book, “Iron House.”
Anna Jean Mayhew (July 22, 24), talks about her novel, set in Charlotte in 1954, called “The Dry Grass of August.”
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