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Bringing History To Life

By Staff | Jan 28, 2015

We are fans of anything that makes learning easier and available.

That is why we love when events that bring history to life come to the local area. Unfortunately all too often they are not very well attended. We’re not sure if people don’t know about them or just don’t care to take the time to attend. Our experience is they are always well worth the effort and time.

So we’d like to make you particularly aware of an event happening in Wetzel County.

In celebration of Black History Month West Virginia Northern Community College will host talented actress, singer, and dancer Ilene Evans at all three of their campuses. She will be in New Martinsville at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 5.

Evans will perform poetry, prose, and songs written by black artists, old and new.

The Lunch and Learn presentation is titled “Harvest of Dreams-Voices to Remember” and features a collection of African-American poetry and prose, stories, and songs. The program includes works by Waring Cuney, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Ancella Bickley.

Evans has been described as an inspired storyteller, performer, and scholar who weaves music, poetry, dance, and drama to bring history alive.

The event is free and even includes lunch. All you need to do is RSVP by Friday to Program Coordinator Ida Williams by Monday at either iwilliams@wvncc.edu or by calling 304-214-8917.

We are very fortunate to have a WVNCC location in our county and to have this program come to the New Martinsville campus. Not all special presentations are given on all three campuses.

The best way our community can show our appreciation and support is to attend. Let WVNCC know they are welcome and needed in our community.

Plus, attendees will get fed with food, history, and hopefully even some inspiration.

We hope to see you there.