555 E Connecticut Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387
North Carolina writers Marjorie Hudson, Lisa Kline and co-editor Tamra Wilson will read from the anthology Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22.
There will be a light reception following sponsored in part by St. Joseph of the Pines.
The Idol Talk anthology, released this year by McFarland and Company, offers a romp through the world of teen idols, a topic seldom discussed by adults or seriously studied as a coming-of-age phenomenon. The 44 essays were written by notable authors from across the US, including Ann Hood, B. A. Shapiro, Breena Clarke, Hank Philippi Ryan and Judy Goldman, among others.
Co-editor Tamra Wilson explains that teen idols “are part of girl culture that can help bridge the gap between childhood and young adulthood.” She has been a Peter Noone fan for more than 50 years and enlisted him to write the foreword too Idol Talk. Wilson is the author of a story collection, Dining with Robert Redford and is a Road Scholar for the NC Humanities Council and a two-time recipient of a Regional Artist Project grant funded in part by the NC Arts Council.
Marjorie Hudson, fiction writer and essayist, is the author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, a short-story collection, and Searching for Virginia Dare, a creative nonfiction journey. Her Idol Talk essay is about singer Joni Mitchell.
Lisa Kline will share her musings about David McCallum, a star of the 1960s’ TV series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. She has published nine young adult novels including the five-part Sisters in All Seasons series. Her latest novel is One Week of You (Blue Crow 2019).