WHQR and StarNews Present "Prologue"

Join Ben Steelman of StarNews to discuss notable works by local and regional authors. Meetings are open to the public and held in the WHQR gallery space at noon. Unless otherwise noted, the authors will join us! WHQR is located at 254 N. Front Street, downtown Wilmington, take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

Prologue is Taking a Break - But We'll Be Back Soon!

Jun 20, 2018

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery is undergoing renovations! That being said, this also means that we will be taking a brief break from our monthly Prologue with Ben Steelman. We look forward to resuming Prologue in a beautifully renovated Gallery space later this year. We will keep you all updated on the upcoming Prologue dates and guests as we get closer to project completion.

We'll see you in a few months!

Prologue: "Beach House Reunion" by Mary Alice Monroe

Apr 13, 2018
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PROLOGUE NOW STARTS AT NOON
Monday, June 18th
The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, June 18th (Note: This will be the 3rd Monday rather than the 2nd), at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss Beach House Reunion with the author, Mary Alice Monroe, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

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PROLOGUE NOW STARTS AT NOON
Monday, May 14th
The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, May 14th, at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss The Secret To Southern Charm with critically acclaimed author, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

PROLOGUE NOW STARTS AT NOON
Monday, April 9th
The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, April 9th, at NOON (Note Time Change) in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss Dreaming in Chocolate with the author, Susan Bishop Crispell, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

Monday, March 12th
The MC Erny Gallery
PROLOGUE NOW STARTS AT NOON!

On Monday, March 12th, at NOON (Note Time Change) in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss Things We Do When No One is Watching with the author, Philip Gerard, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

Monday, February 12th

PROLOGUE MOVES TO NOON!!!

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, February 12th, at NOON (Note Time Change) in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss Side Effects with the author, Myrna Brown, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews

About the Author

Monday, January 8th

The MC Erny Gallery

**NOTE: The sidewalks in the downtown area may still have some ice on them, please be careful as you are on your way to join us tonight for the event.**

On Monday, January 8th, at 7pm in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down with Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews to discuss "American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent" with New York Times Bestselling Author Kevin Maurer.

Prologue: "The Beautician's Notebook" by Anne Barnhill

Nov 29, 2017

Monday, December 11th

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, December 11th, at 7pm, we will sit down with Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews to discuss The Beautician's Notebook written by North Carolina author Anne Clinard Barnhill

Prologue: Derrick R. Anderson

Oct 27, 2017

Monday, November 13th

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, November 13th, at 7pm, we will sit down with Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews to discuss Miss Eva Palmer, Arriving with author Derrick R. Anderson.

Prologue: "The Stolen Marriage" by Diane Chamberlain

Oct 2, 2017

Monday, October 9th

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, October 9th, at 7pm, we will sit down with Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews to discuss The Stolen Marriage written by New York Times bestselling author, Diane Chamberlain

Prologue: Dr. Tom V. Morris

Aug 30, 2017

Monday, September 11th at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, September 11th, we will sit down with Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews to discuss Dr. Tom V. Morris's two new books, The Viper and the Storm and Socrates in Silicon Valley. Dr. Morris has been a part of WHQR and StarNews's Prologue before as a "public philosopher" and has also been a part of WHQR's CoastLine to discuss his many books and views on ethics. 

A former Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and religious studies from Yale, Morris taught philosophy for 15 years at Notre Dame where he ranked as one of the most popular professors on campus. He then formed the Morris Institute for Human Values and became a noted motivational and inspirational speaker to corporations and government agencies.

Prologue: "The Dream Keeper's Daughter" by Emily Colin

Aug 7, 2017
Ballantine Books

Monday, August 14th at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery

Prologue: "U.S. and Them" by Patricia Bjorklund

Jun 5, 2017

Monday, July 10th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Monday, June 5th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Prologue: "Kaleidoscope" by Ellyn Bache

Apr 26, 2017

 

 

Monday, May 8th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, May 8th Ben Steelman of StarNews will sit down to chat with Ellyn Bache, a former Wilmington resident who is coming back to talk about her new book "Kaleidoscope," an anthology of stories she wrote for "women's" magazines in the 1980s and 1990s. Bache's other novels include, "The Art of Saying Goodbye" and "Safe Passage" which was adapted into a movie starring Susan Sarandon. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.  

*CHANGE OF DATE!

Monday, April 24th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Prologue: "The Kingdom of Winter" by Dorothy Papadakos

Mar 3, 2017

Monday, March 13th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Monday, February 13th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, February 13thBen Steelman of the StarNews will talk with author Susan Bishop Crispell about her debut novel The Secret Ingredient of Wishes. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Join us for a conversation with local memoirist Kenan Maready and Ben Steelman of the StarNews for our first Prologue of the New Year!

Monday, January 16th

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

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Monday, December 12th
7:00pm-8:00pm
MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Prologue host, Ben Steelman of StarNews, will sit down with Tom V. Morris, "public philosopher" and author of such best-selling books as "If Aristotle Ran General Motors."

Prologue: John Jeremiah Sullivan

Sep 28, 2016

Monday, October 10th
7:00pm-8:00pm
MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Prologue host, Ben Steelman of StarNews, will sit down with John Jeremiah Sullivan, accomplished author, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and Southern editor for The Paris Review.  

Prologue: "The Widow Spy" By Marti Peterson

Jul 13, 2016

Monday, September 12th, Prologue will feature Martha Peterson, author of "The Widow Spy."

About the Author:

Peterson was recently featured on CNN's "Declassified." She's a retired CIA case officer, and in the 1970s, she was based in Moscow as the agency's contact with "Trigon," a mole in the Soviet Foreign Ministry. "Marti" was arrested by the KGB, taken to Moscow's notorious Lubyanka prison -- and lived to tell the tale.

About the Book:

Monday, June 13th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, June 13th, Ben Steelman of the StarNews will talk with author Anne Russell about her children's book The Mystical, Magical, Amazing, Fantastical Gardens of Airlie. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Monday, November 14, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, November 14th, Ben Steelman of the StarNews will talk with the Sunday Times best-selling author Diane Chamberlain about her book Pretending to Dance.

About the Author:

Prologue: "Broken Places" By Nancy Whitfield

May 31, 2016

Monday, July 11th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, July 11th, Ben Steelman of the StarNews will speak with Brunswick County author Nancy Whitfield about her memoir Broken Places. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

About the Author:

Monday, August 8, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, August 8th Ben Steelman of the StarNews discusses the Louise's War series with author Sarah Shaber. Join us for the discussion in the the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR!

About the Author and Her Work:

Prologue: With May-lee Chai

Apr 26, 2016

Monday, May 9th, 7pm

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, May 9th Ben Steelman with the StarNews speaks with author and professor May-lee Chai. Join us as we discuss Chai's novels and non-fiction work in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery.

About the Author and Her Work:

Prologue: "Mrs. Hudson in New York" by Barry S. Brown

Apr 4, 2016

On Monday, April 11th at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews speaks with Dr. Barry S. Brown, a clinical psychologist and writer. Join us as we discuss Dr. Brown's novel Mrs. Hudson in New York, a re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series with Mrs. Hudson as the detective mastermind.

About the Author:

Prologue: "Dark of the Island" by Philip Gerard

Feb 29, 2016

Monday, March 14th, at Prologue Ben Steelman of the StarNews speaks with writer and professor Philip Gerard about his most recent novel Dark of the Island. Join us for the conversation in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery at 7 pm.

Monday, March 14th, 7 pm

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

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Prologue: "Fallen Land" by Taylor Brown

Jan 19, 2016

On Monday, February 8th Ben Steelman of the StarNews will talk to writer Taylor Brown about his debut novel Fallen Land. Brown's novel has been named as an Indie Next and is an Okra Pick selection. Join us for the conversation in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery at 7 PM.

Monday, February 8, 7 PM

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

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