January 17, 2019
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses writing and more with South Carolina author, Sheila Morris. Sheila’s published works include five nonfiction books; the most recent is Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home published by the University of South Carolina Press and released in December of 2017. She has an international following of her blog “I’ll Call It Like I See It.” She is also the recipient of the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award for her leadership and service to the South Carolina LGBTQ community and her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing won a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has a master's degree from the University of South Carolina.
December 21, 2018
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and more with South Carolina poet, Libby Bernardin. Libby has published two chapbooks, The Book of Myth (SC Poetry Initiative, 2009) and Layers of Song (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her poems have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Cairn, Kakalak, Pinesong, and the Poetry Society of South Carolina Yearbooks. She is a Life Member of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, and a member of the Poetry Society of South Carolina and the North Carolina Poetry Society. Her poem “Transmigration” was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize.
November 28, 2018
Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Terry Wynne about her mother's book, Through My Eyes: A Lifetime of Memories-Southern Style. From proud-to-be-Southern storyteller, Carolyne Taylor Wynne’s true tales of her life will charm you with their innocence and entertain you with their humor. Her “laugh at myself” punch lines are page-by-page reminders that the best humor often comes from being oh-so-much less than perfect. Historical, educational, and wholesome, Through My Eyes is a treasured book that families, adults, and children of all ages can read and enjoy together.
November 21, 2018
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the book Wild South Carolina and more with authors Liesel & Susan Hamilton. Liesel Hamilton holds an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction Writing from George Mason University and has received fellowships from George Mason University and the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. In addition to Wild South Carolina, you can find her writing in Fall Lines, where she received the the Broad River Prize for Prose, and Catapult, The Normal School, and Audubon, and other publications. A certified statewide Master Naturalist, Susan Hamilton has completed Master Naturalist trainings in the Upstate, Midlands, and the coastal zones of South Carolina. She is a former journalist who works with several environmental non-profits, both on their boards and in volunteer capacities. In her free time, she enjoys birding as well as trying to identify state wildflowers.
November 14, 2018
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses No Ordinary Soldier: My father's two wars, with author Liz Gilmore Williams. A finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards in the military history genre, Liz Gilmore Williams worked as a writer and editor for more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., for two offices of the U.S. Congress and other organizations. As a speaker for South Carolina's Humanities Out Loud Program, she travels statewide to speak at meetings for sponsoring organizations that promote discussion about human values, traditions, and cultures.