Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration 4/23/15

Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23, 2015 with the Sonnet-Writing Contest and Awards Program.

2:15-2:30pm  ECU’s Storybook Theatre performance in front of Wright Auditorium

2:45-3:00pm  ECU’s Storybook Theatre performance in front of Joyner Library

3:00pm  Awards program, Dr. David Wilson-Okamura lecture, and refreshments at Joyner Library

Katyn Forest Massacre 75th Anniversary

April 8, 2015   •   6:30pm   •   Faulkner Gallery, 2nd floor

This program will involve a public screening of the award-winning 2007 Polish film Katyn, which offers a dramatic recreation and exploration of the murder of over 21,000 Polish prisoners in 1940 by the Soviet secret police. The truth of what happened at Katyn was deliberately distorted by the Soviet state and others for 50 years, and weighs heavily on Russo-Polish relations to the present day. The showing of the film is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the massacre.

NC Missionaries Exhibit in Special Collections & Lecture 4/9/15

“Sent Out to Serve:  North Carolina Women Missionaries, 1872-1992″ will be on display March through December 2015.  The exhibit was curated by Dr. Laureen Tedesco, Department of English, and Melanie Koerber, English Education Program, along with the staff of the Special Collections department.

A lecture on Thursday, April 9, 2015, will feature a presentation by Ed and Catherine McGuckin.  “Thirty Years with the Gapapaiwa:  Bible Translations in Papua New Guinea” will begin at 3:30pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the second floor of Joyner Library.  This is a Wellness Passport event.

Spring Bake Sale 4/1/15

The Joyner Library Spring Bake Sale will take place outside by the Jcolumns on 4/1/15 from 10am-1pm.  In the event of inclement weather, the sale will take place on the 1st floor.  All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

FaculTea “The John Donne Project: A Gallery View” 4/1/15

FaculTea  April 1, 2015   •   3:30pm-5:00pm   •   Faulkner Gallery, 2nd floor

“The John Donne Project:  A Gallery View” featuring

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, Professor, Department of English

with

Dr. Tracy McLawhorn, Technology Editor, Asst. Textual Editor for the John Donne Variorum Project

Danielle Lake, MA Candidate, Department of English

RSVP to wainwrightd@ecu.edu

 

Shakespearean Sonnet-Writing Contest Deadline 3/15/15

J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University announces a Shakespearean sonnet-writing contest for undergraduate students sponsored by the Department of English and Sigma Tau Delta. The contest is in honor of Shakespeare’s 451st birthday on April 23.

The contest sponsors will award two cash prizes: $100 for first place and $50 for the second place winner. Poems are due by electronic submission to Dr. Tom Herron, associate professor of English, (herront@ecu.edu) by midnight on March 15, 2015.

“A parallel contest is also established for area high school students,” says Herron. “Two winners from that contest will be awarded cash prizes and will participate in the awards ceremony at ECU.”

“A Shakespearean sonnet has 14 lines with an abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme, and is in iambic pentameter,” says Dr. Corinee Guy, teaching assistant professor, in the department of English. She continues, “the poems may be about any subject.”

The winners will be notified by April 1st with an awards program scheduled on April 23. Two street performances by ECU’s Storybrook Theatre are scheduled on April 23 at 2:15pm in front of Wright Auditorium and 2:45pm in front of Joyner Library.

The awards program will begin at 3:00pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, on the second floor of Joyner Library, and includes a presentation “The Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets” by Dr. David Wilson-Okamura, professor of English. Awards with student readings and refreshments will follow.

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus performed by ECU School of Theatre and Dance runs April 23-28, 2015. Visit www.ECUARTS for details.

For more information, contact Dawn Wainwright at (252) 328-4090.

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“African-American Life in Eastern NC” Reception on 2/27/15

ECU’s Joyner Library hosts reception to mark “African-American Life in Eastern North Carolina” exhibit

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 19, 2015) J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University invites the campus and community to a reception on Feb. 27 honoring the exhibit and contributing artists for “African-American Life in Eastern North Carolina.”

The exhibit celebrates the region’s art, music, and history with oils, pastels, and digital photography from local artists and Joyner Library’s Digital Collections. The Feb. 27 event will feature performances by African-American Music Trail Musicians Bill Myers and Dick Knight (Two of a Kind).

“We are excited about this opportunity to showcase the talent of local artists and musicians, along with our own unique collections, through this collaboration,” said Janice S. Lewis, interim dean of Joyner Library.

The community celebration and reception will be held 5-7 p.m. is scheduled from 5pm-7pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery located on the second floor of Joyner Library. The event is free and open to the public with free parking provided.

“Joyner Library was awarded a $1,750 grant from the N.C. Arts Council’s Grassroots Art Project to support the planning and implementation of the project,” said Heather White, director of library project development. The project is co-sponsored by the Friends of Joyner Library.

“African-American Life in Eastern North Carolina” discovers the art, culture, and living traditions of our African American community with works from David Brown, Dion Burroughs, Bryce Chapman, Shenavery Cherry, Suliman EL-Amin, Lessette Kornegay, Valerie Montgomery, Pearless Speller, and Richard Wilson, Jr.

The exhibit will remain on display through March 20.

For more information, contact Dawn Wainwright at (252) 328-4090.

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