Barton Welcomes Alan Michael Parker for the Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture Scheduled for Nov. 4

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome Alan Michael Parker for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday, Nov. 4. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. It is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend this event. An accomplished writer, Parker has penned seven collections of poems and three novels that reveal a delightful play with language, keen wit, and sense of the world’s sad ironies. His latest poetry collection, “Long Division,” won the 2012 Roanoke-Chowan Award in Poetry and is a finalist for the 2013 Rilke Prize […]

Poetry Writing Workshop To Be Held At Barton College On Saturday, Oct. 26

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WILSON, N.C. – Poets of all skill and experience level have an opportunity to improve their writing abilities by attending the North Carolina Poetry Society’s (NCPS) Down East Fall Workshop on Saturday, October 26, at Barton College. “The Four Habits of Highly Productive Writers” will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to submit to Owens no more than one poem for review at least one week before the workshop. He may be reached at asowens1@yahoo.com. The cost to attend this event is $15 for NCPS members and […]

Barton Welcomes Dr. Daniel Fountain as Featured Speaker for the Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life / Heritage Lecture on October 21

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Fountain, associate professor of history and public history program director at Meredith College, as the featured speaker for the 2013 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series/Heritage Lecture. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. Dr. Fountain’s lecture is titled “Christ in Chains: African American Slaves and Christianity.” Dr. Fountain serves as department head of History, Political Science, Religious and Ethical Studies, and Sociology at Meredith College. He has served as chair of North Carolina’s State Historical Marker Program Committee, and chair and director of the Historic Oak View County […]

Sixth Annual Day of Service Scheduled For Wednesday, Oct. 16

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WILSON, N.C. — The blur of blue shirts spotted across Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 16, will unmistakably be Barton College Bulldogs busy at work for a multitude of local organizations during the annual Barton College Day of Service in our community. With over 800 Barton participants signed up, students and professors at the College will set aside books, and campus staff members will step away from desks, for the sixth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Also joining the Barton community this year will be a team of College alumni as well as a group of 80 visiting students and advisors from Craven County. Begun in […]

Friends of Hackney Library Welcome Author C.J. Box for Fall Dinner and Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 29

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The reservation deadline is Tuesday, October 22. WILSON, N.C. — New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library’s annual Fall Dinner and Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton campus. A book signing and wine reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. Copies of the author’s books will be available for purchase at the event. Reservations are required. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Tuesday, Oct. 22. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve […]

2013 Piedmont Laureate John Claude Bemis Visits Barton for Book Signing on October 14

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WILSON, N.C. – Children’s novelist and the 2013 Piedmont Laureate John Claude Bemis will be the featured author at the upcoming Barton College Friends of Hackney Library’s book signing and reception planned for Monday, Oct. 14, on the college campus. The event will be held in Hackney Library from 5:30 – 7 p.m. There is no charge for the event, and the public is invited to attend. Bemis will speak about his work at 6 p.m. and answer questions from attendees. He also will be available to sign copies of his books, which will be on sale during the event. Bemis is the fifth author to be chosen as Piedmont […]

Blessing of the Animals Service at Barton on October 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Furry or feathered, large or small, pets and their families are invited to join the Barton College community for a “Blessing of the Animals” service to be held on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. There is no charge, and the surrounding community is invited to attend the service. Each year, on or around the date of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, a number of churches mark the occasion by having a service of blessing of the animals. Theologically, its purpose is to testify to the sacredness of all of creation, to celebrate its richness and variety and, more specifically, to acknowledge the importance of […]

Betty McCain and Vonda Darr To Be Featured In Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s “Downtown” Concert on October 11

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WILSON, N.C. — “Downtown,” Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the 2013-2014 season, will be presented on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, 108 Nash Street in Wilson. The concert will feature harp soloist Vonda Darr performing works by Ravel and Handel, and special guest Dr. Betty McCain, who will narrate the orchestra’s performance of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Admission to this concert is free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The orchestra, conducted by Barton College music director Mark N. Peterson, will also perform Beethoven’s rousing “Egmont Overture.” “Bringing the orchestra to the Boykin Center in an exciting […]

Barton Welcomes Charles Price for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on Monday, Sept. 30

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome author Charles F. Price as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series. The lecture will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Price has been a Washington lobbyist, management consultant, urban planner, and journalist. In 1995, after working for 19 years in the nation’s capital, he moved to Burnsville in the mountains of Western North Carolina to devote full time to writing. Price and his wife, Ruth, are the founders of […]

“Convergence” Invitational Group Exhibition Opens In Barton Art Galleries on Friday, Sept. 27

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of the “Convergence,” an invitational group exhibition featuring the works of Bill Byers, David Davenport, Tom Grubb, Jo Pumphrey, and Michael Voors. The exhibition opens on Friday, Sept. 27, with a public reception from 6 – 8 p.m. and a gallery talk at 7 p.m. The event will be held in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. The exhibition will run through November 1. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton Art Galleries is sponsored by the Virginia Thompson Graves Art Endowment and […]