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Bathanti to lead October workshop

Joseph Bathanti will lead a workshop on writing the short story on October 28, at the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall in Wadesboro. The intensive workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break for lunch. Cost is $25. Class is limited to 15 participants.

Bathanti is former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012-14). He is the author of eight books of poetry: Communion Partners; Anson County; The Feast of All Saints; This Metal, nominated for the National Book Award, and winner of the Oscar Arnold Young Award; Land of Amnesia; Restoring Sacred Art, winner of the 2010 Roanoke Chowan Prize, awarded annually by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association for best book of poetry in a given year; Sonnets of the Cross; and Concertina, winner of the 2014 Roanoke Chowan Prize.

His novel, East Liberty, won the 2001 Carolina Novel Award. His novel, Coventry, won the 2006 Novello Literary Award. His book of stories, The High Heart, won the 2006 Spokane Prize. They Changed the State: The Legacy of North Carolina’s Visiting Artists, 1971-1995, his book of nonfiction, was published in early 2007.

His new book of personal essays, Half of What I Say Is Meaningless, winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction, is from Mercer University Press. A new novel, The Life of the World to Come, was released from University of South Carolina Press in late 2014. His new volume of poems, The 13th Sunday after Pentecost, was released by LSU Press in 2016.

Bathanti is Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

N.C. Humanities

Participants many register below via Paypal; or by sending a check for $25 made out to the Anson County Writers' Club. Address envelope to: ACWC October Workshop, P.O. Box 363, Wadesboro, N.C., 28170. If you prefer to pay at the door, please register at Remember, if you register and don't appear, you are depriving someone else of a place. Registration will be closed after 15 people have signed up.