Spring Forum: The Many Faces of Philanthropy

April 11th, 2013 by Robin Hardin

The English Department is presenting its annual Spring Forum, “The Many Faces of Philanthropy,” on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, April 16, BB&T Auditorium, North Campus, 1-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17, S-002, Downtown Campus, 12-2 p.m.

Faculty, staff, students, administration, and the general public are invited to attend this free event.

Each forum will begin with a panel of esteemed instructors and members of the community speaking on issues related to service and philanthropy. A question and answer segment will follow. Audience members are invited to come and go as schedules permit. Instructors are encouraged to bring class sections.

Our panels include Susan Stern (History), Rachel Satzman (Anthropology), Shane Oakley (Philosophy), Beth Cherry (Philanthropist), Sonya Beachman (Nursing), Jeff Rose (former Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea), and moderators Gena McKinley (English) and Cheryl Saba (English).

We look forward to an informative and enlightening discussion!

2013 Portals Literary and Arts Magazine Unveiling Ceremony

April 4th, 2013 by Robin Hardin

Join us at the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery (CFCC’s Downtown Campus) on Wednesday, April 10 from 2:30 to 3:30 to celebrate the Unveiling of the 2013 issue of Portals Literary and Arts Magazine!

We will present the first, second, and third place prizes for all writing and art categories, as well as the Louise McColl Literary Excellence Award and Faculty/Staff Award. The celebration will include readings, live music, cake and punch, and free copies of this year’s issue of Portals. We hope to see you there!

CFCC Writers’ Week presents three writing workshops

February 5th, 2013 by Robin Hardin

The English Department is pleased to announce the following upcoming workshops with three accomplished writers:

  • Local screenwriter Terry Linehan will present a Screenwriting Workshop in the Creative Writing Studio (McLeod, room 302) at the Downtown Wilmington Campus on Monday, February 11 at 6 p.m.
  • Local writer and publisher Emily Louise Smith will present a Publishing Workshop in the BB&T Auditorium at the North Campus on Tuesday, February 12 at 11 a.m.
  • Local writer Daniel Terry will present a Poetry Workshop in room L-107 at the Downtown Wilmington Campus on Thursday, February 14 at 12:30 p.m.

To learn more about these workshops, please visit the CFCC Writers’ Week web page.

StoryForce Veterans’ Writing Group

January 15th, 2013 by Robin Hardin


Join our veterans’ writing group, StoryForce, to share, explore, and create. As a StoryForce participant, you will receive:

  • An individual writing mentor
  • A selection of acclaimed readings
  • A built-in community of veteran peers
  • A culminating event, Storytelling Celebration and Feast, to share your work and a complimentary meal with family and friends
  • A copy of the first StoryForce publication that will include your writing

StoryForce will meet January 30, 2013 through February 27, 2013. Weekly meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:30 in the CFCC Creative Writing Studio at the downtown Wilmington campus.

For more information, visit our website or email storyforce1@gmail.com.


October 9th, 2012 by Robin Hardin

Portals, the College’s annual literary arts magazine, is calling all current CFCC artists and writers for submissions for the 2013 Portals Literary and Arts Magazine in poetry, creative non-fiction, short fiction, and 2-D visual art.

Cash prizes include a $350 Louise McColl Award for Literary Excellence, a $100 Top Art Prize, and a $100 Faculty/Staff Literary Award as well as $100, $50, and $25 awards for first through third-place winners in all three writing categories.

All entries must be submitted online at http://www.cfcc.edu/portals by noon Wednesday, November 28. Only previously unpublished work that adheres to the Portals submission guidelines will be reviewed.

For further information, please contact: portals@cfcc.edu