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Joseph Bathanti Named North Carolina’s Poet Laureate

Joseph Bathanti, who just last year was named a Council Trustee by the North Carolina Humanities Council, has been named North Carolina’s Poet Laureate by Governor Bev Purdue. From the press release: “Joseph Bathanti is an award-winning poet and novelist with a robust commitment to social causes. He first came to North Carolina to work […]

The Good Kind of Problem to Have

Last Friday night I stopped by Press 53’s ‘New Poetry Launch Party’ in downtown Winston-Salem . . . well, I should say I tried to stop by.  The event drew such a crowd that the best I could do was stand just outside the door and strain to hear. While that stinks for me, personally, […]

Play to Honor Jaki Shelton Green, Longtime Literary Friend to Many

On Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm, Health Touch NC in Durham will present a special performance of the one-woman show, Mama Juggs, an award-winning play about breast health and women’s issues. Inspired by true stories from the playwright’s life, 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Health Bra Art Project to Improve […]

Congratulations to Joseph Bathanti!

We received this exciting announcement yesterday from Appalachian State University: The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has selected Joseph Bathani to serve a three-year term as a council trustee. “Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Bathanti holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English literature from […]

Network Event Sunday, October 16, at Malaprop’s in Asheville

On Sunday, October 16, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will try a new kind of event for writers and readers. “Southern Fictions/Southern Identities” will be a reading by former North Carolina poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer, followed by a panel discussion on issues of Southern history and identity with Pamela Duncan and Joseph Bathanti, moderated […]

Send a Poem to Your Legislator

Many thanks to Scott Owens for passing this along: Send a Poem to Your Legislators on 9/24 Here is a letter from Joseph Bathanti and Kathryn Kirkpatrick about how we can send poems to our legislators on 9/24 as participants in the 100 Thousand Poets for Change initiative. Here in Hickory, we will have 16 […]