Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 4, 2013

As Rowan-Cabarrus Community College celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013, it will host its second annual Literary & Fine Arts Festival from April 7-11. The free, family-friendly festival is open to the public.
The event’s two signature events are an evening at the Norvell Theater with two esteemed visiting authors (Cathy Smith Bowers and Robert Morgan), and a concluding celebration featuring music by The Embers at the Kannapolis Village Park.
The festival is a collaboration between the English and fine arts faculty at the college, and includes music and drama this year. There will also be appearances by author Kelly McCullough and artist Peg Gignoux.
The college’s annual Weaver’s Knot Awards, Creative Writing Awards and Literary Awards will be also be announced during the festival.
While the full schedule of events is still in development, the festival will include a variety of programs, presentations, and workshops at the North (Salisbury), North Carolina Research Campus (Kannapolis), and South (Concord) campuses. The tentative schedule is as follows:
Sunday, April 7

2-4 p.m. – IMPULSE Student Art Exhibition Reception, North Campus, Bldg. 400

Monday, April 8

1-1:50 p.m. – Author Robert Morgan • North Campus teaching auditorium
2-2:50 p.m. – A Walk down Broadway • North Campus teaching auditorium
3-3:50 p.m. – A Living History performance preview • North Campus teaching auditorium
3-6 p.m. – Art Department Open House • North Campus room 608
6-9 p.m. – Artist Peg Gignoux • North Campus room 608
7-9 p.m. – Authors Robert Morgan and Cathy Smith Bowers • Norvell Theater, Salisbury

Tuesday, April 9

9:25-10:40 a.m. – Author Cathy Smith Bowers • North Campus teaching auditorium
10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World • North Campus teaching auditorium
6-9 p.m. – Artist Peg Gignoux • North Campus, room 608
7-9 p.m. – A Living History performance , North Campus teaching auditorium
Wednesday, April 10

10-10:50 a.m. – A Walk down Broadway • South Campus, room 106
10:30-11:30 a.m. – Artist Peg Gignoux • Waterworks Visual Arts Center , Salisbury
11-11:50 a.m. – International Literature in Action • South Campus, room 106
Noon-1:50 p.m. – Open Mic with pizza lunch • South Campus, room 106
6-9 p.m. – Artist, Peg Gignoux • North Campus, room 608
7-9 p.m. – Poetry Slam • location TBD

Thursday, April 11

10-10:40 a.m. – Science Fiction • RCCC at NCRC, room 115
11 a.m.-12:05 p.m. – Science Fiction • RCCC at NCRC, room 115
Noon-1:50 p.m. – Art Reception/Presentation of books • North Campus Learning Resource Center
7-9 p.m. – Musical performance by The Embers • Kannapolis Village Park

For more detail, call 704-216-3846 or visit