“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Mark your calendar now for the annual “Walking into April Poetry Day” to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 13. This year brings another exciting and vital 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, funded by the late Marie Gilbert. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Cherryl Floyd-Miller and Richard Krawiec, whose topic for readings and discussion will be “Writing to Belong: Community, History, and the Arts.” The day will also feature Michael White, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished […]

The Viceroy Tulip Bulb or 10 Rembrandt Paintings! Culture, Commerce and Drama in Holland’s Golden Age

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WILSON, N.C. — On April 9, Barton College’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson will give an illustrated lecture on the Dutch Golden Age. The latest in the “Lunch and Learn” Art Seminar Series sponsored by the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, this event will be held from Noon until 1 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and will include lunch. The cost is $10 per person for Friends of the Visual Arts members and $20 for non-members. Reservations are required. Please contact Bonnie LoSchiavo in the Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477 or email artgalleries@barton.edu. “Holland’s Golden Age roughly spanned the 17th century and […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Mapping to Achieve Your Best Art” Two-Day Workshop with J. Chris Wilson on March 19 and 20

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts is pleased to sponsor “Mapping to Achieve Your Best Art” Workshop, led by professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson. This two-day event will include a lecture by Wilson on Tuesday, March 19, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.  On Wednesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., there will be appointments on the hour (by reservation only) for individuals to create their own personal mapping plan with the assistance of Wilson. The Mapping Workshop will be held in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. There is no cost for […]

Second Annual W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp On March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is excited to host the second annual W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp for girls in grades 6-12 on Saturday, March 16. W.I.S.E. stands for Women Inspiring Success and Empowerment, and this camp’s focus will be to empower and inspire young females through a series of fun activities and workshops that will also educate them about positive body image, self-esteem, goal-setting, leadership, health & fitness and more. Coordinating the event will be campus counselor Heather Brewer and members of the Women and Gender Studies Club. The all-day camp will be held in Hamlin Student Center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and will be limited to 40 […]

Tenth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 5

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WILSON, N.C. — The tenth annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this significant series of workshops and keynote addresses. The Caregiver Education Conference welcomes back Dr. Russell, a doctor of internal medicine in Wilson since 1975, who will join Alice Watkins, Executive Director of Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., to open the conference with introductory greetings to the participants. Passionate about his commitment and support of furthering patient education, Dr. […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for February 25-26

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WILSON, N.C. — The 33rd annual E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for February 25 and 26 at Barton College. Dr. Richard A. Horsley and Dr. Richard H. Lowery will deliver lectures for the Purcell and Sprinkle programs, respectively. Dr. Horsley is the Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. The title of his lecture is “The Centralization of Political-Economic Power and the Generation of Poverty: The Challenge of Jesus’ Mission.” Dr. Horsley is a prolific writer, and his book “Bandits, Prophets, and Messiahs: Popular […]

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 […]