It is with great pride that the EKS Friends of the Library welcome Craig Renfroe back to Wingate for the Author’s Coffee this Homecoming. Craig is a 1996 Wingate University Graduate. Mr. Renfroe currently teaches writing at Queens University. He received his M.F.A. from UNC-Wilmington where he held a Philip Gerard Fellowship.
The Friends of the Library Author’s Coffee will be held Saturday October 29th, beginning at 9:30am in the Recital Hall of the Batte Fine Arts Center. The talk will be followed by refreshments and a book signing. Admission is five dollars.
Please come and join the FOL and Library Staff on Saturday.
Our State magazine is a wonderful publication. There are many interesting articles about portions of the state that one might have only driven through. There are many highlighted people, arts, and venues in North Carolina in each issue. Wingate University Friends of the Library offers Our State magazine subscriptions at a discounted price. The price for the subscription is $24.95 a year. For each NEW subscription, a portion of the proceeds will go to support Wingate University FOL. If you would like to subscribe please contact Nancy Williams at 8091 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Friends of the Library Homecoming Author’s Coffee will be held Saturday, 0ctober 29th beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Recital Hall of the Batte Fine Arts Center. The talk will be followed by refreshments and a book signing in the Gallery. Admission is five dollars.
S. Craig Renfroe, Jr.’s poetry chapbook Flirting with Ridicule will be released from Main Street Rag Publishing Company in May 2005. Currently, he teaches writing at Queens University of Charlotte. He received his M.F.A. from UNC Wilmington where he held a Philip Gerard Fellowship. His short story collection You Should Get That Looked At was published in 2004. His story “Tickle, Me?” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2003. His work has appeared in The MacGuffin, Main Street Rag, One Paycheck Away, Iodine, Thrift, and others.
This year’s annual Friends of the Library Author Luncheon guest was the wonderfully witty and entertaining Jill McCorkle. Faculty, Friends and Guests of the University were delighted to hear Ms. McCorkle’s blend of southern charm and wonderful story telling.
She not only read from one of her books of short stories, but also took questions from the
audience about her writing. It was especially entertaining to have her tell of her personal love of the art of story telling, which she regarded as uniquely a part of all groups of people that have been at one time or another in history, set apart from others.
Ms. McCorkle’s talk was followed by a book signing in the Gallery at the Batte Fine Arts Center.
Friends of the EKS Library
Spring Author’s Luncheon
April 14th at the Batte Fine Arts Center. Tickets are
available for $30.00 per person. Wingate University
Faculty & Staff Discount cost is $20.00 per person.
Wingate University Students Discount cost is $15.00 per
person. For more information contact Luanne Barbee at
704-233-8093 , email@example.com.
The Friends of the Library announce their spring 2005 Author.
Jill McCorkle will be at the Bette Fine Arts Center on April 14th. Ms. McCorkle made literary history when her first two novels were published simultaneously by Algonquin Books. Of her eight books of fiction, five have been chosen by the New York Times as Notable Books of the Year.
Jill is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. In 1981 she graduated from the Hollins College Masters Program in writing. A native of Lumberton, NC, Ms McCorkle has taught writing at UNC, Bennington College, Tufts University and Harvard. Her most recent publication Creatures of Habit is a collection of wise, off beat and hilarious pieces, each named after a particular animal. These stories focus on characters in the fictional town of Fulton, NC. Along the way, McCorkle pays homage to women in all stages of their lives.
She currently lives outside of Boston with her husband, their two children, several dogs, and a collection of toads.
Saturday, December 4th
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wingate Baptist Church
Elm Street, Wingate, NC
Tables representing the Friends of the Library, EKS Library, and the George A. Batte Fine Arts Center will be available for purchasing options. Local Artists and Craftsmen will be on hand to offer you the area’s best: Baskets, Handbags, Jewelry, Children’s Items, Paintings, Wall decorations, Original artwork from local artists, Christmas decorations, Jewelry, Knitted items, Flower pins, Watercolor note cards, Food to eat, Food to Freeze, Tickets to world-class entertainment events, Cookbooks, Gifts for all those last-minute folks you need to remember!
Register for valuable DOOR PRIZES! Drawing to be held at 3:00 p.m.
DIRECTIONS: (from Monroe…) Turn left onto N. Main Street (between Brenda’s and McDonald’s). Pass Post Office on your right and cross railroad tracks. Turn right on Elm Street. WBC FELLOWSHIP HALL will be on your left. Street parking available on Elm Street and in parking lot beside Fellowship Hall. Parking also available if you pass Elm Street and turn right on Cedar and take your next right. Parking is available on the street and in the back parking lot of the church. The Fellowship Hall is located beside the Sanctuary.
Homecoming is an exciting time, especially for the Friends of the Library. This year the FOL Board hosted D.G. Martin, author of Interstate Eateries. Mr. Martin spoke of the third place, the place where we come together to join in fellowship with one another and, of course, to eat. Guests were delighted by his charm and sense of humor.
The FOL Board would like to extend its appreciation to Luanne Barbee, who was instrumental in the orchestration of the event, and to the Wingate University faculty who supported the event.
Our State magazine is a wonderful publication. There are many interesting articles about portions of the state that one might have only driven through. There are many highlighted people, arts, and venues in North Carolina in each issue.
Our State has intriguing articles about the Tar Heel State. There are tasty recipes and many advertisements from North Carolina artisans. If you want to know what is going on all over the Tar Heel State this magazine is the place to find it. It not only gives you a wonderful down home feel, it gives you many beautiful scenic photos of North Carolina that you many not get to see everyday.
Wingate University Friends of the Library offers Our State magazine subscriptions at a discounted price. The price for the subscription is $24.95 a year. For each NEW subscription, a portion of the proceeds will go to support Wingate University FOL. If you would like to subscribe please contact Nancy Williams at 8091or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Friends of the EKS Library Book Sale books continues to grow in variety and genres. The prices are as follows:
Coffee Table Books $5.00 each
Large Hardback Books $1.00 each
Large Softback Books $0. 50 each
Pocket Size Paperback Books $0.10 each
Please pay for your selections at the Circulation Desk and again thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library book sale.
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