Rare Books / Special Collections Expert Patrick Scott To Speak on Tuesday, Oct. 2

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Dr. Patrick Scott, Research Fellow for Scottish Collections and Distinguished Professor of English Literature for the University of South Carolina Libraries, on Tuesday, Oct. 2. He will present the lecture “ What Old Books Tell Us About Writers and Readers.”  The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. There is no charge for the lecture, and the community is invited to attend. Now retired after 34 years in the English Department at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Scott previously served as Director of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections […]

Scottish Literature and Culture: Focus of the 2012 Creative Writing Symposium at Barton College on April 9

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Featured Poet: Ted Olson WILSON, N.C. – Barton is pleased to announce the 16th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium, focusing on Scottish Literature and Culture, scheduled for Monday, April 9. Ted Olson will be the featured poet for the symposium. Scheduled close to “National Tartan Day” on April 6, which celebrates the historical and cultural links between Scotland and North America, this symposium promises to provide a creative lens through which the campus and surrounding communities will be able to more fully appreciate this unique relationship. All sessions will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at no charge, and the public is invited to attend […]