Books

Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Vanity Fair's Elissa Schappell On Women

Elissa Schappell

This election year, the women’s vote has made headlines over and over, and women’s issues have turned into major political debate. That attention has brought women into the spotlight in a variety of ways, including through literature. We’ll meet a Vanity Fair contributing editor who is not only a book critic for a women’s magazine, but who writes stories about women as well. Elissa Schappell joins us to talk about writing for and about women, but also about women’s role in society today and in the political landscape.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Author Kathy Reichs On 'Bones' And Forensic Science

Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs is famous internationally, not just for her crime novels featuring Temperance Brennan - a fictional character, but who is a forensic anthropologist, just like Reichs herself - but also for the Fox TV show “Bones,” based on the same character. Kathy Reichs is also a Charlottean and a UNC Charlotte Professor and she’ll join us to talk about the work she’s doing in Charlotte and around the world, with her writing, the TV show and we’ll hear how writing has become the family business for Reichs and her children.

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The Big Read Is Underway
12:00 pm
Thu November 10, 2005

The Big Read Is Underway

(11/10/05) Catawba county residents are participating in a county-wide reading program that started last month. To commemorate Veterans Day organizer and English professor Rand Brandes facilitated a discussion of the Vietnam war themed book "The Things They Carried." WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Professor Brandes about the first of its kind community-wide reading program in Catawba County. www.thebigread.net

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