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Saturday, April 9 • 10:00am - 10:50am
A Reading by Joseph Bathanti!

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Joseph Bathanti’s work reflects his life. Raised in a close-knit, blue-collar community of Catholic immigrants in Pittsburgh, he attended parochial school and lived near his parents and other relatives until he was 23. In the 1970s, he first ventured out of Pennsylvania to work as a VISTA volunteer with prison inmates in North Carolina. He met his wife-to-be on his first day of training and has since continued to live and work in North Carolina. Bathanti previously served as North Carolina’s seventh poet laureate. He is a professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University.

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William Kane

Digital Publishing, Wake Forest University
William P. Kane is the Director of Digital Publishing at Wake Forest University.  They checked, and he is a librarian, with an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh -- from there something about his having been a janitor, then a millworker, and then a schoolteacher in Pennsylvania, then a systems and collection development librarian in Detroit, then a dot-com adventurer with Alibris out of California.  In any case, he tells everyone who asks... Read More →

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Joseph Bathanti

Joseph Bathanti’s work reflects his life. Raised in a close-knit, blue-collar community of Catholic immigrants in Pittsburgh, he attended parochial school and lived near his parents and other relatives until he was 23. In the 1970s, he first ventured out of Pennsylvania to work as a VISTA volunteer with prison inmates in North Carolina. He met his wife-to-be on his first day of training and has since continued to live and work in North... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Benson Student Center Wake Forest University

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