April 6 - 15, 2018

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Performances of Britten's WAR REQUIEM Mark History

|  Posted Monday, February 19th, 2018

The Sensoria performances of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Featuring two orchestras, mixed chorus, boys chorus, and three soloists, the scale is unprecedented for the festival, fittingly for such a momentous and beloved work: 55 years ago this May, the first release of the War Requiem quickly became the best-selling classical recording in history.

"...a masterpiece of the deepest emotional and moral depth...and an enormous contraption of musical ingenuity." - The Guardian

"Britten's work is harrowing and mournful, with its extraordinary interweaving of the traditional Requiem text and poetry by Wilfred Owen (who was killed in action by a sniper a week before the end of World War I) in a bright, bold and beautiful musical style." - NPR

125 years ago this month, Wilfred Owen finished his most famous poem, "Dulce Et Decorum Est." Nine of Owen's poems were woven by Britten into the text of his War Requiem. Students in CPCC English courses reading Wilfred Owen's poetry and Music students learning about Britten will hear the work of these great men come alive - and World History students will add cultural and emotional depth to their studies - for free (student tickets are free at the box office with student i.d.).

The War Requiem is presented by CPCC Music and UNC Charlotte's College of Arts + Architecture.

Maureen Ryan Griffin is the 2018 Irene Blair Honeycutt Legacy Award Winner

|  Posted Monday, February 12th, 2018


"Many years ago while a student in my creative writing class at CPCC, Maureen entered and won first place in the National League for Innovation Student Poetry Contest. It has been a joy to watch her blossom into a widely known and highly respected writing teacher and coach." -- Irene Blair Honeycutt

Writer, editor, teacher, and coach (and former CPCC student) Maureen Ryan Griffin will be the 2018 Irene Blair Honeycutt Legacy Award winner, given to someone in the community who has contributed outstanding service in support of local and regional writers. Griffin will join Jonathan Kevin Rice, Amy Rogers, M. Scott Douglass, and former Kakalak editors Richard Allen Taylor, Lisa Zerkle, and Beth Ann Cagle (among others) as esteemed winners of the deserved recognition. Information on the reception and reading is here.

Levine Reads Launches - our First Common Read!

|  Posted Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Levine Reads is off! 64 students signed up in the first hour for the common read of Bryn Chancellor's Sycamore! Chancellor will present at Levine Campus on April 10, so students, faculty, and staff will get to meet and speak with the author. English instructors Jaime Pollard-Smith and Elizabeth West lead Levine Reads with support from Student Life, Campus Administration, the English Department, and the B&N Bookstore.