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 […]

Walking into April Poetry Day to be held at Barton on Saturday, April 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Walking into April Poetry Day, held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the campus of Barton College, celebrates its tenth year as a Down East poetry event, keeping the poetic spirit of Sam Ragan alive and thriving in new and upcoming writers. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, and is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, funded by the late Marie Gilbert and former NC Poet Laureate Fred Chappell. Registration opens at 9:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9:45 a.m. Schedule at a Glance — 9:15 a.m. — Registration 9:45 a.m. — Readings by […]

W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp Hosted at Barton College on Saturday, March 31

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is excited to host the W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp for girls in grades 6-12 on Saturday, March 31. 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 juniors Catherine Okafor and Alyssa Bain. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, vice president for external relations at Barton College, will be the featured keynote speaker. A recipient of the 2011 Women Extraordinaire Award […]

Barton’s Rebecca Godwin To Speak At Literary Homecoming Community Event on March 19

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WILSON, N.C. — Plan to join Dr. Rebecca Godwin, professor of English and director of The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at Barton College, for a 2012 Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming Community Event to be held at the Wilson County Public Library, on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m.  This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The focus of this year’s Literary Homecoming, sponsored by East Carolina University, Joyner Library, and North Carolina Literary Review, is “Litflix: Adapting North Carolina Literature into Film.”  Monday evening’s discussion will showcase the 38-minute film “Just an Overnight Guest,” based on the […]

Screening of “Miss Representation” at Barton College on Wednesday, March 21

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WILSON, N.C. — Please join members of the Barton College community for the screening of “Miss Representation,” a 90-minute documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsome, on Wednesday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Plan to arrive early for light refreshments at 5:45 p.m. The film will begin at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. Premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this inspirational film has been viewed by more than one million people to date.  The documentary exposes how mainstream media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the under-representation of women in positions of leadership and power. This […]

Juan Logan’s “Works” Exhibition Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton Art Galleries will host the work of acclaimed  artist Juan Logan in an exhibition titled “Works.” The opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, from 4 – 6 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Logan’s “Works” will be on display from March 18 until April 12. Immediately following the opening reception, Logan will be the featured speaker for a Barton College Friends of Visual Arts Dinner and Lecture on Sunday evening, March 18. The dinner and lecture is by invitation only for members of the College’s Friends of Visual Arts. […]