Hats Off! to NCWN trustee Katie Winkler: the world premiere of her play Battered will be produced by the Theatre Department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, April 10-14. The drama, a contemporary story about domestic violence, is inspired by, and a partial adaptation of, the Victorian poet Robert Browning's classic novel-length poem "The Ring and the Book." This will mark Katie's fifth production at Blue Ridge Community College, where she teaches composition and British literature. Also a fiction writer, blogger, and editor of the journal Teach. Write., she is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.