Barton’s 17th Annual Creative Writing Symposium Presents “Selected Poets” on April 1st

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WILSON, N.C. — The 17th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium is pleased to present “Selected Poets.” The event is scheduled for Monday, April 1, and will feature poets Joseph Bathanti, Debra Kaufman, and Al Maginnes. All sessions will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at no charge, and the public is invited to attend any or all of these sessions. The program will include two afternoon hour-long sessions and an evening session. Session I, titled “Selected Poets: A Conversation,” will begin at 2 p.m. and Session II, titled “The Ecological Dimension,” featuring members of Dr. Jim Clark’s Ecopoetry Class, will begin at 3:30 p.m. At 7:30 […]

“Hackney Library’s Academic Achievement Series” Features Barton Dr. Jane Webster on March 21

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WILSON, N.C. — In conjunction with the “Hackney Library Celebrates Academic Achievement Series” at Barton College, Hackney Library will host a book signing and reading on Thursday, March 21, for “Lady Parts: Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues” (Wipf & Stock 2012), a collection of narratives co-edited by Dr. Jane S. Webster, professor of religion at Barton College, and Dr. Kathryn D. Blanchard, associate professor of religious studies at Alma College in Michigan. The book signing will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. At 6 p.m., Dr. Webster will discuss the project and share a reading from the book. She will then introduce several Barton students and alumnae, including […]

Friends of Hackney Library Welcome Children’s Author Rosemary Wells for Two Program Events on Tuesday, March 26

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library will welcome Rosemary Wells, renowned children’s author and illustrator, for its annual signature spring program on Tuesday, March 26.  This year’s program, sponsored in part by BB&T, will be unique, featuring two distinct events for two different audiences. Because of Rosemary Wells’ particular appeal for children, the first event, “Storytime with Rosemary Wells,” is specifically intended for the children in the community and will be held from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Hackney Library prior to the adults’ reception, book signing, and dinner. The second event will be the signature dinner program beginning with a wine reception and book […]

Barton Welcomes Poet Alex Grant for Victor R. Small Writers Series on Wednesday, Feb. 20

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet Alex Grant for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series’ spring lecture scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.   A 2012 North Carolina Poet Laureate nominee, Grant has published several books, including:  “The Poems of Wing Lei” (2012), “The Circus Poems” (2011 SIBA finalist), “Fear of Moving Water” (2010 Oscar Arnold Young and Brockman Campbell runner-up) and “Chains & Mirrors” (2006 Randall Jarrell Prize and 2007 Oscar Arnold Young […]

Friends of Hackney Library Will Welcome Garland S. Tucker III for Book Signing on Jan. 22

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library will welcome author Garland S. Tucker III for a book signing on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Hackney Library on campus. The author of “The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election” (Emerald, 2010), Tucker also serves as president and CEO of Triangle Capital Corporation, a publicly traded specialty finance company in Raleigh. Copies of his book will be available for purchase at the event, which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. A native son of Wilson, Tucker currently lives and works […]

Children’s Author/Illustrator Bonnie Christensen Returns to Barton For Book Signing

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WILSON, N.C. — Acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Bonnie Christensen will return to Barton’s campus on Tuesday, Dec. 4, for a special book signing sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library. The book signing will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the library. Books will be available for purchase at the book signing. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. This is the second book signing on campus for Christensen who held her first signing for her award-winning book “Django” in December 2009. Since that time, Christensen has published four more children’s books, including  “Fabulous!: A Portrait of […]

Latin American Writers Lecture Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Geney Beltrán Félix as the featured speaker for the Latin American Writers Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. His lecture, “Americans Born in Mexico,” will focus on the presence and influence of U.S. culture and literature in Mexican authors’ novels. Among Beltrán’s published works are “Cartas ajenas” (translated “Letters from Others”) 2011, the short story collection titled “Habla de lo que sabes” (“Talk About What You Know”) 2009, and two volumes of literary essays “El sueño no is un refugio sino una arma” (“Dreams Are Weapons Not Refuge”) 2009, and “El biógrafo de […]

Tim Madigan, Author of “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers,” Returns to Barton for Book Signing on Thursday, Nov. 1

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library will welcome the return of journalist and author Tim Madigan to campus on Thursday, Nov. 1, for a book signing in Hackney Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to promote the recent release of the second edition of his 2006 book, “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers.” This latest edition, copies of which will be available for purchase at the event, features a new afterword by the author and is in paperback format. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. At the book […]

Barton Welcomes Linda Beatrice Brown on Oct. 23 For Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist Linda Beatrice Brown for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series’ Fall Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. Brown has published three novels: “Rainbow ’Roun Mah Shoulder,” “Crossing Over Jordan,” and “Black Angels,” a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books selection for 2009. “Black Angels,” her first book for young readers, tells the story of three orphans finding a way to survive […]