Redhawk Publications is an artistic initiative of the Catawba Valley Community College, publishing written works of interest for the local community, the state of North Carolina as well the entire United States. Established in 2017, CVCC is the only North Carolina community college with a publishing division and has over 75 unique titles.
The podcast, “RedPubPod” acts as a companion to the works of our authors. Be sure to check out the podcast and subscribe so that you can hear author interviews that highlight their writing processes, literary inspirations, and newest releases.
RedPubPod #009 (Part 1) Melanie Zimmerman
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Catawba Valley Community College's first graduating class. In recognition of this seminal milestone, a new book, Nimble and Tenacious: The History of Catawba Valley Community College, looks back on all that has made the institution an essential part of the region it serves. The book is produced by Redhawk Publications, an initiative of the college with a mission to present material that showcases the uniqueness of the Catawba Valley. Today's podcast features guest, Melanie Zimmerman, Alumni Affairs Officer at CVCC, but more importantly a pivotal contributor to the look and design of this book.
RedPubPod #008 Steve Hill
Welcome to the Redhawk Publication's podcast, REDPUBPOD! Today the Redhawk crew discusses with author Steve Hill his new book Author of the newly released book: “In the Shadow of the Clock: The History of the Square, Statesville, North Carolina, 1790 – 1990” which presents the history of a unique part of downtown Statesville located in the Foothills of North Carolina. In addition to chatting about Statesville, Steve talks about the importance of collecting and how to create nostalgia by showing the passage of time. Steve’s book has numerous photos going back as far as the late 19th Century. The transformation of Statesville in North Carolina is similar to the growth of many towns in the South. Redhawk Publications admires Steve’s passion for collecting artifacts about his hometown as well as his devotion. Steve Hill has written the consummate love letter to Statesville for local residents, regional historians, and folks from across the country that simply enjoy reading about Small Town America.
RedPubPod #007 Kyra Freeman
Redhawk Publications speaks with Morganton, NC poet, Kyra Freeman. Her first poetry collection, Second Life: Poems of Re-emerging, came out in April 2021. Get to know Kyra, her background, her inspirations, and most importantly, get to know her poetry! Kyra reads her award-winning poem as well as a few others.
RedPubPod #006 Dr. Ric Vandett
Memoir author Dr. Ric Vandett is interviewed by the RedPubPod crew on his first book, "Hurdles - Surviving Difficult Times" published by Redhawk Publications. Ric's journey from War Veteran, DJ, Educator to Author is just that... a journey! And along his journey, the lessons he learned have taught him life lessons. Through his memoir, he teaches others how to overcome life's Hurdles!
RedPubPod #005 Greg Triggs
“Special needs. Addiction. Divorce. Righteous grandmas. Overwhelmed parents. One kid in the closet and another on the road as a showgirl. How can it all be happening in the same family?” This podcast features an extensive interview with Redhawk Publication’s fiction author, Greg Triggs.
RedPubPod #004 Tim Peeler
Our fourth podcast is an interview and discussion with Redhawk Publication’s Senior Editor and well-regarding poet, Tim Peeler. Tim talks about his background as a poet of note in North Carolina, as well as his time as an editor with Redhawk. He discusses the editing process for poetry, fiction, and non-fiction books. We also get to talk to Tim about his published poetry and collaboration with long-time photographer, C. Joe Young.