Dr. Jim Clark Moderates Poetry Workshop

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WILSON, NC – The Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming and the North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS) present “The Voice of Nature” poetry-writing workshop moderated by Dr. Jim Clark, chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages and Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature at Barton College.  The workshop will be held on October 15, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton College campus. The event is free, but attendance is limited to 15 participants.  Participation in the event includes a critique of each participants’ single one-page poem (preferably nature themed).  In addition, brown-bag lunches and beverages will […]

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 […]

Author Luke Whisnant At Barton On Feb. 18

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College’s Victor R. Small Writers Series welcomes author Luke Whisnant for a reading to be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.  The upcoming event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Whisnant is the author of “Street,” a chapbook of poems, the story collection “Down in the Flood,” and the novel “Watching TV with the Red Chinese,” scheduled for release as an independent film in 2009.  His fiction and poetry have been published in the U.S. in “Esquire,” “Arts & Letters,” “American Short Fiction,” “Southern Poetry Review,” “Quick […]

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 […]