Memoir http://wunc.org en Journey Down NC's Wild Cape Fear River http://wunc.org/post/journey-down-ncs-wild-cape-fear-river <div><p></p>There are 17 major rivers in North Carolina, but Philip Gerard puts the Cape Fear River at number one.</div><div> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:30:22 +0000 Phoebe Judge 35900 at http://wunc.org Journey Down NC's Wild Cape Fear River Diary Secrets Revealed http://wunc.org/post/diary-secrets-revealed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">For a teenager, a diary can be a safe haven. It is a place to share thoughts that one would never speak aloud. But&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/411156452355142/"><i style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">T</i></a><i style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/411156452355142/">he Diary Play: Four Teens Tell Their Story </a></i><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">brings those intimate details to light. Based on the teenage journals of four women who are now adults, the play asks questions about self-censorship and the boundaries between adults and young people. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Diaries cover everything from the monumental to the mundane. From tests and papers to crushes and self-esteem, it's all in there.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:11:39 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35899 at http://wunc.org Diary Secrets Revealed 'Buck' Tells A Poetic Modern Coming-Of-Age Story http://wunc.org/post/buck-tells-poetic-modern-coming-age-story <p></p><p>M.K. Asante grew up in what he calls "Killedelphia," bouncing in and out of schools, hanging out in gangs, and struggling with troubled parents. Discovering a love of writing opened his eyes to new opportunities. His new book,&nbsp;<a href="https://outlook.unc.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=a9Zy0X9wKUWrr9TO7Ybi1IdzfnoOidAIPnDlPY4bXgFUniIIgkgyUlq7nSY7FSv5_-HgmWo3e-E.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fmkasante.com%2fbooks%2fbuck%2f" target="_blank">Buck: A Memoir&nbsp;</a>follows his coming-of-age story growing up in Philadelphia (Spiegel &amp; Grau, 2013).</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:39:25 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22779 at http://wunc.org 'Buck' Tells A Poetic Modern Coming-Of-Age Story Once Upon A Gypsy Moon http://wunc.org/post/once-upon-gypsy-moon <p>Michael Hurley’s life had fallen to shambles. His wife was divorcing him, he lost his job and faced big alimony payments. He decided that would be a good time to set sail on his 32-foot boat. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:15:53 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 19533 at http://wunc.org Once Upon A Gypsy Moon The 700-Doll Question http://wunc.org/post/700-doll-question <p>When writer <a href="http://jomaeder.com/">Jo Maeder </a>inherited her mother's collection of 700 dolls, she thought she'd quickly be rid of them. Instead, she became attached, and found herself drawn into the world of doll collectors. Jo Maeder has <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/booming/the-700-doll-question.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">written about this experience in the New York Times</a>. &nbsp;Her latest book is <a href="http://jomaeder.com/read/opposites-attack/">Opposites Attack</a>. Host Frank Stasio talks with her...and meets some of the dolls. &nbsp;</p><p>For more information on Jo's doll obsession, you can visit the <a href="http://MamaJosHouseOfDolls.RubyLane.com">official site</a> or the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MamaJosHouseOfDolls">Facebook page</a> for Mama Jo's House of Dolls.&nbsp; Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:10:35 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 16690 at http://wunc.org The 700-Doll Question A North Carolina Family Lives State's History http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-family-lives-states-history <p>Several years ago, <a href="https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/facultyprofiles/christopher_benfey">Chris Benfey</a> decided to write a traditional memoir. He soon realized, however, that his family was anything but traditional. His new book, “Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay” (Penguin/2012), is part memoir, part history, part archeology.</p><p>It tells the stories of his ancestors’ work as bricklayers, his father’s escape from Nazi Germany and his great aunt and uncle’s pivotal role in the founding of Black Mountain College. Chris Benfey is a Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. He joins Host Frank Stasio to discuss his family’s North Carolina stories. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:51:59 +0000 Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 13023 at http://wunc.org A North Carolina Family Lives State's History The Hidden Diaries Of A Young Jewish Woman http://wunc.org/post/hidden-diaries-young-jewish-woman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Out of the varied horrors of the Holocaust, a body of literature survives.&nbsp; The most famous voice belongs to Anne Frank.&nbsp; At 15-years-old, she wrote, “I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”&nbsp; It's hard to believe that anyone, even a child, can be so big-hearted.&nbsp;</p><p>Less well-known is the voice of an adult woman, Etty Hillesum.&nbsp; And her writing is finally getting its day in the sun.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:01:54 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 12011 at http://wunc.org The Hidden Diaries Of A Young Jewish Woman