Archives for March 2016

In a company of Major Jackson and his “Holding Company”

American poet Major Jackson will be speaking at the 2016 Spring Literary Festival on Monday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the UC Theater, and he will be reading from his most recent collection of poems titled Holding Company.  Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at the University of Vermont and a faculty […]

Distinguished poet and lifetime conservationist Brent Martin opens festival

To kick off the first day of the Spring Literary Festival, Gilbert-Chappel distinguished poet Brent Martin will be reading from a few of works on Monday, April 4, in the UC Theater, starting at noon. Martin will be reading from some of his chapbook poetry collections titled Poems From Snow Hill Road, A Shout in the Woods, […]

Powerful poet, fiction, and non-fiction writer Lauren K. Alleyne

As the Spring Literary Festival draws closer, the list of attending authors continues to grow. Among that list of authors is poet, fiction, and non-fiction writer, Lauren K. Alleyne,  who will be reading from her first collection of poems titled Difficult Fruit on Tuesday, April 5, at 12 p.m. in the UC Theater. Alleyne was […]

Tennessee author Denton Loving

Emerging poet Denton Loving will be reading from his first collection of poems titled Crimes Against Birds on Tuesday, April 5, at 12 p.m. in the UC Theater. The editor of Seeking Its Own Level: an anthology of writings about water, Loving works at Lincoln Memorial University where he co-directs the annual Mountain Heritage Literary Festival and serves […]

What’s next for the new WCU science building

This article was co-written with Haley Smith.  The Connect N.C. Bond was passed, WCU will get the funds for a new Natural Sciences building and the work has already started. An ad has been placed seeking designers for the new building. The application process will close April 15. After that, a committee will be constructed to […]

Catamounts take the first conference win

Over the weekend, March 24-26, the Catamount baseball team took their first conference series of the season over East Tennessee State University. The first games of the series were split after a loss to ETSU who won 14-8 and Western Carolina came back in game two with a 12-11 win. Brendan Nail started the game Thursday, March 24, with […]