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3707
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In the20th-century, the state's literary heritage is well-served through abundant contributions from numerous writers. Today, Tar Heel writers are beginning to receive national recognition.
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24858
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The Pamlico Writer’s Conference will be held on March 18 and 19 this year. It will feature a series of small sessions by various speakers as well as a keynote speaker and two panel presentations. This year’s keynote speaker is Sharyn McCrumb, an Appalachian writer. The aim of this conference is to help people improve their writing, especially in a world where many self-publish their books.
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24954
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Ken Garfield, former religion editor for The Charlotte Observer now writes obituaries full time. He does this, he says, because he is scared of death. People hear about him mostly from other people and hire him because he does a good job. One such person is David Cribbs, who was interviewed before his death in April 2014.
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Terrence Holt previously taught English and creative writing, but switched careers to become a geriatrician following his father’s death. Holt began to incorporate both careers by asking cancer patients in UNC’s chemotherapy clinic if they would like to write their personal stories. Holt is now a contributing editor and website columnist.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 3, Spring 2010, p22-25, por Periodical Website
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27015
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Melinda Ruley, writer for the Independent, wanted to see how writing is being taught in the 1980s. She visited elementary and middle schools in Raleigh, and English courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After two weeks of observation, Melinda found that school children used their imaginations to form impressions and describe their world, whereas older adults used experience in writing.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 4, Feb 23-Mar 8 1989, p19-24, il, por Periodical Website
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27399
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Eddie Nickens, an editor and writer for several magazines and how-to books, is interviewed about his writing career and hunting experiences in North Carolina.
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27460
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Durham author David Guy explores the relationship he had with his father and its impact on his life. Guy’s father died when he was 16 and for years, Guy struggled to cope with his death. Eventually, through therapy and writing, Guy comes to term with his father’s death and fathers become a source of subject matter in Guy’s novels.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 24, June 13-19 1990, p1, 8-10 Periodical Website
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28018
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Nicolas Sparks is North Carolina’s most successful author in terms of book sales. Sparks has published 16 novels and 7 of his novels have been made into films. Sparks discusses how his themes help him keep his novels and characters unique, why he chooses to often set his stories along the Carolina coast, what it is like to write a screenplay of a novel, and what makes for a good story.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 37, September 2010, p31 Periodical Website
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28078
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Terrance Holt is a Chapel Hill physician and former teacher who recently published a collection of short stories. The collection has gained praised by the New York Tiimes and Junot Diaz. Holt is interviewed an shares his thoughts on the power of language, the reasons he writes, the reason he became a geriatric doctor, how his two professions are linked, and what he hopes his stories represent.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 26 Issue 50, December 2009, p9 Periodical Website
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28692
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The four winning essays of the Daughters of the American Revolution History Essay Contest are presented. The contest challenged students of New Hanover County to write a history essay about a fictional character that lived in 1869 and celebrated the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.
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31717
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In a Carolina Country contest, nine student winners wrote about why they are glad they live in North Carolina. Their messages expressed appreciation for North Carolina’s natural resources and wildlife, and concerns over pollution and racial inequity. The judges comment on their selections and present the winning essays in this article.
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35336
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An interview conducted by the author, Thad Stem Jr. talks about his usage of folk material in his writings. With illustration “Goose and Grease.”
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35793
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In this article, the author seeks to outline the phase of Jack’s characterization where he appears as a typical Märchen hero. He is typically abused, the youngest and least esteemed child, who exploits in the world allows him to return home to recognition that was previously denied.
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35791
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Starting with a brief biography of Mr. Ward, the author then describes his writing style and the impact he had on the genre.
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35792
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The central theme of W.H. Ward’s writing style is unity and repetition, which gives his stories a sense of fullness and suspense.
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