Writing Workshop with Joseph Bathanti


Description:  This workshop is designed to get participants thinking about specific episodes / scenes that in some ways exemplify their identities as soldiers and how that identity during and after service has influenced and shaped them. In many ways, this workshop is an exercise in memory. What you write about does not have to be something terrifically dramatic or momentous.  It can be something very small, but nevertheless significant.  Participants are encourages to bring along old photographs and other artifacts associated with their service, as such artifacts can prove invaluable in jumpstarting memory and the writing impulse.  Participants will also be provided with handouts: poems, stories and nonfiction pieces written by other veterans, and specific writing prompts.  Whether you consider yourself a practiced writer, a beginner – or even someone who has never attempted to write before – this workshop welcomes you.


LOCATION: Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701 
INSTRUCTOR: Joseph Bathanti
CLASS TIME: 10:00am – 3:00pm 
DATES: Saturday, October 27, 2018
COST: $20

Joseph Bathanti, on top of being the former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012-14), Bathanti is also the recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature, the author of ten books of poetry, the winner of numerous literary awards, the professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and the University of Watauga Residential College Writer-in-residence.