Sir Walter Scott Symposium Slated for April 9 at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Barton College’s Willis N. Hackney Library is pleased to present the Sir Walter Scott Symposium as part of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections annual programming on Monday, April 9, at 5 p.m. The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Patrick Scott, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina, and the former director of the University’s Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections. The symposium will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. An afternoon reception at 5 p.m. will […]

Author Drew Perry To Speak at Barton’s Friends of Hackney Library Dinner on Tuesday, April 3

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WILSON, N.C. — March 2, 2018 — Expect an evening of delightful humor with acclaimed author Drew Perry at the upcoming Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. A book signing and wine reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. with the program immediately following dinner. Perry will be available to sign copies of his books at the event, which will be available for purchase, both at the book signing and following the program. Space is limited, and […]

Barton Welcomes Barbara Presnell for the Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on March 21

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WILSON, N.C. — March 14, 2018 — Barton College is pleased to welcome poet Barbara Presnell for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Wednesday, March 21. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Presnell is an essayist and poet who lives in Lexington, N.C. Her latest poetry book, “Blue Star” (Press 53), traces her family’s involvement in war from the Civil War to the present through military records, census reports, letters, journals, and photographs. Her poetry book, “Piece Work,” won the Cleveland State […]

Barton’s Creative Writing Symposium to Feature John Lane and Catherine Woodard on January 16

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WILSON, N.C. — December 19, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to welcome John Lane and Catherine Woodard, both writers with local eastern North Carolina ties, as the featured speakers for the upcoming Creative Writing Symposium to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. The symposium will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton campus. There is no charge for the event, and the community is encouraged to attend. Lane is professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College and director of Wofford’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, and is currently doing research […]

Library Friends Welcome Author, Columnist, and UNC-TV Host D. G. Martin for Fall Dinner/Lecture on October 3

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Deadline for reservations is Monday, Sept. 25. WILSON, N.C. — September 15, 2017 — Author, columnist, and UNC-TV host D.G. Martin will regale the audience with wit and wisdom, couched in his delightful style of storytelling, as he joins the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library for their jointly-sponsored 2017 Fall Dinner and Program on Tuesday, October 3. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The event will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the program immediately afterward. Books by the author will be […]

Barton Will Host Randall Kenan for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on September 11

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Photo credit: Miriam Berkley WILSON, N.C. —September 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome Randall Kenan as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the College’s campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Kenan grew up in Chinquapin and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked on the editorial staff of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., and taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, Duke University, University of […]

Barton Welcomes Patrick Bizzaro for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18

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WILSON, N.C. —April 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome author and poet Patrick Bizzaro for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Patrick Bizzaro has published 11 books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently “Poems of the Manassas Battlefield” from Mount Olive College Press and “Interruptions” from Finishing Line Press. To Bizzaro’s credit are two critical studies of Fred Chappell’s poetry and fiction with LSU Press, a book on the pedagogy of […]

Luis Carlos Ayarza’s “Enjambre de Zepelines” Will Intrigue Readers

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A Book Signing, Reading, and Reception will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Willis N. Hackney Library. WILSON, N.C. — April 5, 2017 — Much like the camera lens captures a fleeting moment, Dr. Luis Carlos Ayarza’s writing provides the reader with a momentary glimpse into his soul as he contemplates his research interests through a collection of commentaries in his first book, “Enjambre de Zepelines.” To meet the author and learn more about the book, please join the campus community for a Book Signing, Reading, and Reception to be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Willis N. Hackney Library on the Barton […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 8

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April” Poetry Day to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 8, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Beth Copeland and Bruce Lader. The day will also feature Amber Flora Thomas, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by […]

Beloved Southern Author Lee Smith to Speak at Friends of Hackney Library Event on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 —Beloved Southern author Lee Smith is expected to draw a large crowd for the upcoming Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Program, scheduled for Tuesday, April 4. A book signing and wine reception will be held from 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., with the dinner and program following at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton College campus. Books by the author will be sold during the reception and following the program. Admission for the event is $35 per person. Admission for members of the Friends of Hackney Library and for Barton College faculty, staff, […]