Friends of Hackney Library Welcomes Poet, Writer and Psychologist Judson Mitcham on April 5

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WILSON, N.C. – Award-winning poet, writer and psychologist Judson Mitcham will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library spring dinner scheduled for Tuesday, April 5. The evening’s festivities, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Mitcham’s lecture is titled “A Strange Thing.” Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through March 30. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $30 per person. Table reservations must be for a total of eight persons. Please contact Cynthia Collins […]

Barton Welcomes Joanna Catherine Scott for Victor R. Small Writers Series on Feb. 22

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Wilson, N.C. — Barton College will welcome novelist and poet Joanna Catherine Scott for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m., and 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. Scott is the author of five novels, three books of poetry, and a book of nonfiction, “Indochina’s Refugees: Oral Histories from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam” (1989), written in the Philippines.  Her latest novel, “Child of the South,” finalist for the 2009 Sir Walter Raleigh Award […]

Barton Hosts Poetry Workshop Featuring Bill Griffin On Oct. 30

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Barton College is pleased to host the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Down East Fall Workshop on Oct. 30 in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. Titled “Poet Naturalist/Naturalist Poet,” the workshop features poet and naturalist Bill Griffin. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration lasting from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $15 for NCPS members and $25 for non-members and includes lunch. For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Godwin, professor of English and director of the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, at 252-399-6364 or email rlgodwin@barton.edu. Bill Griffin lives in Elkin, N.C., where he is a rural family […]

Walking into April Poetry Day at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – The seventh annual Walking Into April Poetry Day at Barton College is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS), the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and Barton College. Registration opens at 9:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9:45 a.m. Featured poets include Flatlanders Nancy Tripp King and Marty Silverthorne, and Eastern North Carolina’s Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Lenard Moore.  Reading with Moore will be three student poets: Morgan Whaley from Mount Olive College and Onslow County adult student poets Donna M. Graham and Patsy Kennedy Lain. The three students were selected for […]

Celebrating Miscellany and Myths at Barton

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Wilson, N.C. – Please join the Barton College community to celebrate the publication of Dr. Jim Clark’s newest book, “Notions: A Jim Clark Miscellany” and the release of The Near Myths’ “Words to Burn,” his band’s latest CD. Sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and the College’s Department of English and Modern Languages, a reception and book signing will be held at the Willis N. Hackney Library this coming Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A reading and performance by the author/musician is scheduled for 6 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. […]

Writers Who Play

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(WILSON, NC) Beckoning weary writers, the fourth annual Writers Who Play showcase on January 31, 2008, offers a night of music and relaxation at this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in New York City. Writers Who Play began in 2005, started by “Alaska’s Fiddling Poet” Ken Waldman and by Barton writer in residence and Elizabeth H. Jordan professor of Southern literature Dr. Jim Clark. The duo created the showcase “for writers who come to the conference who are also musicians,” said Clark. “Both of us had just been kind of noticing more and more and meeting more and more writers who were also musicians of one […]