Barton Welcomes Poets Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar for Victor R. Small Writers Series on March 17

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WILSON, N.C. – March 10, 2015 — Barton College will welcome poets Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. 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. Laux’s recent books of poems are “The Book of Men,” winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, and “Facts about the Moon,” recipient of the Oregon Book Award. She also is the author of “Awake,” “Smoke,” and “What […]

Barton Welcomes Phillip Gardner for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Nov. 10

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Phillip Gardner for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday. Nov. 10. The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. No stranger to the arts and entertainment, Gardner has enjoyed much success in books and stories, screenplays, and music. The Goldsboro native began his career as a musician, touring the American Southeast playing Top-40 tracks. In the late 1970s, Gardner and his brother, Michael, began collaborating as songwriters for North Carolina-based hard rock band PKM. PKM […]

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 […]

Barton Welcomes Linda Beatrice Brown on Oct. 23 For Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist Linda Beatrice Brown for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series’ Fall Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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. Dr. Brown has published three novels: “Rainbow ’Roun Mah Shoulder,” “Crossing Over Jordan,” and “Black Angels,” a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books selection for 2009. “Black Angels,” her first book for young readers, tells the story of three orphans finding a way to survive […]

Barton Welcomes Poet David Rigsbee for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Feb. 7

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet David Rigsbee for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 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. Rigsbee is the author of 18 books and chapbooks, including seven previous full-length collections of poems. His latest books, “The Red Tower: New & Selected Poems” and “The Pilot House,” a Black River Poetry Prize Chapbook, were published in 2010. In addition to his poems, he has […]

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 Welcomes Emily Herring Wilson for Victor R. Small Writers Series on Nov. 9

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Emily Herring Wilson: biographer, poet, and author of “Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence: Discovered Letters of a Southern Gardener” for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this fall semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9, 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. A native of Columbus, Ga., Wilson has lived in North Carolina for most of her life. Her favorite book as a child was “The Secret Garden,” and it seems that book initiated her passion […]