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. […]

ECU Brody School of Medicine’s Kathleen Seibel to Speak at Psychology Lecture on Nov. 6

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome clinical professor Kathleen M. Seibel, M.D., MHA, DFAPA, from the Department of Psychiatric Medicine in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, as featured speaker for the upcoming Psychology Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Dr. Seibel’s lecture, titled “Involuntary Commitments,” will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and is sponsored by the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with the Psychology Club. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. Seibel graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota in 1976. She taught school […]

Jerome De Perlinghi’s “Symphony of Portraits” Exhibition To Open Sunday, Nov. 10

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WILSON, N.C. — “Symphony of Portraits,” featuring photographs by Jerome De Perlinghi, will open for exhibition in the Barton Art Galleries at Barton College on Sunday, Nov. 10. A reception for the public will be held on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10, from 4 – 6 p.m. in Case Art Building on the College campus. A private lecture and reception, by reservation only for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will begin at 6 p.m. in Barton Art Galleries, with dinner following at 7 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. The “Symphony of Portraits” exhibition will run through Friday, Dec. 13. To receive information regarding membership in the […]

Art & Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with J. Chris Wilson at the Barton Art Galleries on Nov. 7

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries will host an Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with artist-in-residence and North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held in Case Art Building on the Barton campus and is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to participate. Wilson has participated in appraisal panels with national experts in the past and has a broad background in art and the decorative arts. “This is a continuation of community service that I have provided to the region for many years, mainly through referrals from the regional arts […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]