At 1:00pm on April 5, the Cape Fear New Music Festival and Methodist University’s CURC Research Symposium will host presentations by Methodist University faculty members.  The presenters will speak on the festival theme, “Music and Improvisation: the Song does not Remain the Same”.  Come join us in the Choir Room in the Reeves Fine Arts Building at Methodist University!

Dr. Kyrstin Krist: “Sport and Improvisation”

Kyrstin Krist photo

Shannon Ward: “Improvisation in Poetry”

Shannon Ward photo

Raised in a renovated slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Wilmington, Ohio, Shannon C. Ward is author of the poetry chapbook, Blood Creek (Longleaf Press, 2013). A recipient of the Foley Poetry Award, the White Oak Kitchen Prize in Southern Poetry, and a Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize, Ward has also been a resident fellow at Yaddo, Norton Island, Brush Creek Ranch, and the Anderson Center. Her poems have appeared in many excellent journals, including Great River Review, Raleigh Review, Superstition Review, Tar River Poetry and others. She received an MFA in Poetry from North Carolina State University in 2009.



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