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Literature

Sensory Story Time

Saturday, April 5th at 9:30 a.m.

 

Harris Campus, Harris 1 Student Life Area

Children/adults with disabilities practice their communication, social, and participation skills through books and activities. Teachers and adults will experience the sensory story time and be able to bring it to the children in their programs/communities.



Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, April 7th at 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Overcash Lobby

 

This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. For more information about this wonderful organizations please visit their website, http://www.brightblessingsusa.org/ .



CPCC Author's Showcase

Monday, April 7th at 11 a.m.

 

LRC 2nd Floor Atrium

This event will feature aspiring CPCC student writers.



Promising Pages Book Drive Kick-Off

Monday, April 7th at 6 p.m.

 

Harris Campus Library, Harris 1 room 2100.

Join us for a Promising Pages Book Drive kick-off. Bring a book to donate to a child, and unleash a love of reading. Light refreshments will be served. Donations accepted throughout Sensoria.

This event will run from 6pm - 7pm.



Student Open Mic Poetry

Monday, April 7th at 7 p.m.

 

Tate Hall

Celebrate the literary and performing talent of CPCC students at our third open mic event. Students work behind the scenes and on the stage to showcase their work and singular perspectives.



Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, April 8th at 9 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Overcash Lobby

 

This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. For more information about this wonderful organizations please visit their website, http://www.brightblessingsusa.org/ .

 



CPCC Libraries present: The Loving Story—Film Clips and Discussion

Tuesday, April 8th at 11 a.m.

 

Tate Hall

 

The Loving Story depicts the real-life drama of Richard and Mildred Loving who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia's ban on inter-racial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark supreme court decision, Loving v. Virginia 1967. This event will be moderated by Catherine Felton, CPCC Sociology Instructor.



Word of Mouth—Real Stories. Told Live!

Tuesday, April 8th at 2 p.m.

 

Tate Hall

Come hear true stories told live without notes!  This year's theme is "The Sound and the Story".  Hear real stories inspired by sound or song.



Joseph Bathanti Reading/Discussion & Signing

Tuesday, April 8th at 7 p.m.

 

Tate Hall

North Carolina’s seventh poet laureate, Joseph Bathanti is a professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University where he is also Director of Writing in the Field and Writer-in-Residence in the University’s Watauga Global Community. He has taught writing workshops in prisons for more than three decades and is former chair of the N.C. Writers’ Network Prison project. As North Carolina’s Poet Laureate he plans to work with veterans to share their stories through poetry — a valuable and generous project.



Library Book Sale

Wednesday, April 9th at 9 a.m.

 

Learning Resource Center Veranda

 

The CPCC Library will hold a book sale with proceeds benefiting the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship Fund for CPCC Students. This event will run from 9 am - 3 pm.



Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, April 9th at 9 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Overcash Lobby

 

This year Sensoria will host a Scholastic book fair to benefit Bright Blessings. For more information about this wonderful organizations please visit their website, http://www.brightblessingsusa.org/ .



Book Sale

Wednesday, April 9th at 9:30 a.m.

 

Overcash Lobby, 1st Floor

 

Explore the work of Sensoria's literary speakers. Books are available for perusal and purchase before and after events—meet and greet the writers and get your books signed!



The Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer

Wednesday, April 9th at 10:30 a.m.

 

Halton Theater

Richard Blanco Reading/Discussion & Signing

 

When the Obama administration selected 44-year-old Richard Blanco to be inaugural poet in 2013, he was the youngest person ever tapped for the honor. Blanco also became the first Latino, the first immigrant and the first openly gay man to address the nation on Inauguration Day. On January 21, 2013, he read his original poem, "One Today" as an honorary participant in the official inaugural ceremony themed, "Faith in America’s Future," commemorating our nation’s perseverance.  Still to this day, Blanco is not sure how he got the assignment. But that moment of reading his poem to the nation changed him in ways he never imagined. It renewed Blanco’s faith in the power of words and set in him a mission to connect the American public to contemporary poetry. 



The Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer

Wednesday, April 9th at 7 p.m.

 

Halton Theater

Richard Blanco Reading/Discussion & Signing

 

When the Obama administration selected 44-year-old Richard Blanco to be inaugural poet in 2013, he was the youngest person ever tapped for the honor. Blanco also became the first Latino, the first immigrant and the first openly gay man to address the nation on Inauguration Day. On January 21, 2013, he read his original poem, "One Today" as an honorary participant in the official inaugural ceremony themed, "Faith in America’s Future," commemorating our nation’s perseverance.  Still to this day, Blanco is not sure how he got the assignment. But that moment of reading his poem to the nation changed him in ways he never imagined. It renewed Blanco’s faith in the power of words and set in him a mission to connect the American public to contemporary poetry.



Library Book Sale

Thursday, April 10th at 9 a.m.

 

Learning Resource Center Veranda

 

The CPCC Library will hold a book sale with proceeds benefiting the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship Fund for CPCC Students. This event will run from 9 am - 3 pm.



Book Sale

Thursday, April 10th at 9:30 a.m.

 

Overcash Lobby, 1st Floor

 

Explore the work of Sensoria's literary speakers. Books are available for perusal and purchase before and after events—meet and greet the writers and get your books signed!



Charlotte Writers’ Club Panel “Living Our Legacy”

Thursday, April 10th at 9:30 a.m.

 

Levine Campus, Levine Auditorium

Our personal, family, national and cultural histories inform our views of the world. Charlotte Writers’ Club authors Jack Hemphill, Helen Kimbrough and Grace Ocasio employ historical fiction, children’s books and poetry to express the legacies that are part of their lives.



Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, April 10th at 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Overcash Lobby

 



Analyzing Imagery in Music: The Soundtrack of our Lives

Thursday, April 10th at 11 a.m.

 

Levine Campus, Levine Campus Auditorium

 

CPCC English Instructors Elizabeth West & Jaime Pollard-Smith lead a discussion of literary imagery in music.  Through the analysis of imagery, we can draw personal connections using biographical lyrics across multiple musical genres.  Using George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From” as our guide, this workshop will explore how artists use the five senses to recreate their personal experience and history.



Margalit Fox Reading/Discussion & Signing

Thursday, April 10th at 11 a.m.

 

Pease Auditorium

The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code

 

Margalit Fox, an award-winning journalist trained as a linguist, is a senior writer for the New York Times specializing in the art of writing the obituary.  Andrew Ferguson of Commentary magazine states, “Margalit Fox is an obituary writer, and the best writer all around, at the New York Times.”  She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in linguistics from Stony Brook University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Her previous book, Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind, which takes readers to an isolated Middle Eastern village whose residents use a sign language unlike any other in the world, has been called "fascinating" by the Washington Post, "masterly and accessible" by Nature, and "astonishing" by the Associated Press. Her current book, The Riddle of the Labyrinth, excavates and reveals the history of the cracking of the ancient Minoan Linear B code.



Poetry: On Mentorship and Interpretation

Thursday, April 10th at 12:30 p.m.

 

Tate Hall

 

Irene Blair Honeycutt and four poets whose work she has mentored in most cases from early drafts to publication discuss that process and their interaction.  All five present selected poems as written and as expressed in other art forms, moving the poem from the page, expanding the mentoring process to include interpretations by CPCC students.  Panelists are Kathie Collins, Mary Allred Crews, Sally Stewart Mohney, and Rebecca Schenck.



Furious Season Reading

Thursday, April 10th at 2 p.m.

 

Tate Hall

 

CPCC English instructor and writer Coleen Muir will lead a reading by students and others with work is in the spring Furious Season literary magazine, which she co-edits with Shannon Kidd and which is designed by CPCC Advertising + Graphic Design student Christian Baumgart.



Children's Author Libby Bagby Reading/Discussion & Signing

Thursday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m.

 

Harris Campus, Harris 1 Auditorium

 

When Libby Bagby assisted an injured dog in 2002, she had no idea how this random act of kindness would change the "plot" of her life. She was propelled from being a secondary educator, anticipating retirement, to an award-winning author.



Margalit Fox Reading & Discussion

Thursday, April 10th at 7 p.m.

 

Tate Hall

Writing Obituaries for The New York Times

 

Margalit Fox, an award-winning journalist trained as a linguist, is a senior writer for the New York Times specializing in the art of writing the obituary.  Andrew Ferguson of Commentary magazine states, “Margalit Fox is an obituary writer, and the best writer all around, at the New York Times.”  She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in linguistics from Stony Brook University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Her previous book, Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind, which takes readers to an isolated Middle Eastern village whose residents use a sign language unlike any other in the world, has been called "fascinating" by the Washington Post, "masterly and accessible" by Nature, and "astonishing" by the Associated Press. Her current book, The Riddle of the Labyrinth, excavates and reveals the history of the cracking of the ancient Minoan Linear B code.