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File under "embarrassment of riches": This week, three important figures in the North Carolina literary community will be reading from new works. First up, on Thursday, Oct. 25, Louis D. Rubin, founder of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, will be reading from An Honorable Estate: My Time in the Working Press, his ode to the newspaper business of old. Then, on Oct. 26, Wilmington author Wendy Brenner will be reading from her quirky new collection of short stories, Phone Calls from the Dead, in conjunction with a reading by former UNC-Chapel Hill writing teacher Jill McCorkle, who will be appearing at the same event, reading from her new short story collection, Creatures of Habit, McCorkle will also be reading at events on Oct. 27. See the "Literary" calendar listings for times and locations.

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