Barton Hosts Author Wiley Cash for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 9

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Wiley Cash as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A North Carolina native, Cash is the author of two novels, “A Land More Kind Than Home” (2012) and “This Dark Road to Mercy” (2014). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Asheville in 2000, and a Master of Arts degree in English […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 12

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WILSON, N.C. — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April Poetry Day” to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 12. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by the late Marie Gilbert. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Malaika King Albrecht and Daniel Nathan Terry. The day will also feature Lavonne Adams, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. The program is open to the […]

2014 Creative Writing Symposium at Barton College on Monday, April 7

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WILSON, N.C. – The 18th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium, featuring author Lee Zacharias, will be held on Monday, April 7. The symposium will begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. There is no charge for the event, and the public is invited to attend. Zacharias is the author of two novels, “Lessons” and “At Random,” a collection of short stories, “Helping Muriel Make It Through the Night,” and a collection of personal essays, “The Only Sounds We Make,” scheduled for publication by Hub City Press this spring. Her nonfiction has appeared in such journals as “The Southern Review,” “Shenandoah,” “The Gettysburg Review,” the “North Carolina […]

Sharyn McCrumb to Speak at Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Lecture on April 1

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Deadline for reservations is Monday, March 24. WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library will welcome award-winning Southern writer Sharyn McCrumb as the featured speaker for its Spring Dinner and Lecture on Tuesday, April 1. The event, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus, will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and book signing, followed at 7 p.m. by the dinner and program. The author’s books will be sold at the book signing and following the program. This event is sponsored in part by BB&T. Reservations are required. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Monday, March 24. […]

Barton College Heritage Lecture to Feature Historian Karl Campbell on Tuesday, Feb. 18

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome historian Dr. Karl Campbell as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Barton College Heritage Committee and the Wilson County Historical Association. Dr. Campbell’s lecture is titled “Was 2012 a Turning Point in North Carolina History?” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. An associate professor of history at Appalachian State University, Dr. Campbell teaches North Carolina and recent United States history. Originally from Ohio, […]

Naief Yehya to be Featured Speaker for Latin American Writers Lecture on Nov. 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Naief Yehya as the featured speaker for the Latin American Writers Series Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. His lecture is titled, “Cyberculture: The Body and The Mind.” An industrial engineer, journalist, writer, and cultural critic, Yehya currently writes for “La Jornada,” “Letras Libres,” “Zócalo,” “Replicante,” “Deep”, “Luvina,” and “Art Nexus,” among other publications in Mexico, Spain, the United States, and Latin America. He has published three novels, “Sanitary Works,” “Going Home,” and ‘The Truth about Life in Mars,” two short story collections, “Tales of Bad Women,” and “Slices,” and a variety of essays. […]

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 […]

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 […]