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Joseph Bathanti

MFA alumnus Joseph Bathanti named NC Poet Laureate

December 2012

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MFA alumnus Joseph Bathanti named North Carolina Poet Laureate
MFA Program for Writers readings, lectures Jan. 3-12
New climbing wall in Bryson Gym
Alumni Business Directory
Blanca Perez receives 2012 Community Impact Award
Support the Warren Wilson College Fund
Learn, Laugh, Live – Weekend@Wilson 2013
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MFA alumnus Joseph Bathanti named North Carolina Poet Laureate

Gov. Bev Perdue has selected 1991 MFA graduate Joseph Bathanti as North Carolina Poet Laureate.

A longtime literacy advocate, Bathanti is a professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University, where he is also Director of Writing in the Field and Writer-in-Residence in the university's Watauga Global Community. He has taught writing workshops in prisons for more than three decades and is former chair of the N.C. Writers’ Network Prison project.

“Joseph Bathanti is an award-winning poet and novelist with a robust commitment to social causes. He first came to North Carolina to work in the VISTA program and has taught writing workshops in prisons for 35 years,” Perdue said. “As North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate he plans to work with veterans to share their stories through poetry — a valuable and generous project.”

“I can’t imagine a better place in the United States to be a writer than North Carolina,” Bathanti says. “There is no place richer in literature and no place that has celebrated writers in quite the same way as our state does.”

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MFA Program for Writers readings, lectures Jan. 3-12

The College’s acclaimed MFA Program for Writers invites you to attend morning lectures and evening readings in fiction and poetry during its winter residency. Events last about an hour and are free. You can find the schedule here. For more information about this schedule or the MFA Program for Writers, call 828-771-3715.



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New climbing wall in Bryson

New climbing wall in Bryson Gym

Outdoor Programs celebrated the opening of a new climbing wall in Bryson Gym on Dec. 1. The event offered a climbing and crate-stacking competition, a tree-climbing opportunity and a barbecue lunch. More than 100 people attended the event, with at least half of them climbing the wall.

Read more in The Echo.

Alumni Business Directory

The alumni office is in the process of compiling an online directory of alumni-owned businesses. This directory will feature all types of businesses owned by our alumni in the United States and abroad. If you would like to be featured in this directory, please email your name, class year, business contact information (including website and email) and one sentence that best describes your business to alumni@warren-wilson.edu. The online directory will be linked on the WWC website. For questions, contact the alumni office at the above email or call 866-992-2586.



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Blanca Perez

Blanca Perez receives 2012 Community Impact Award

Blanca Perez ’14 is one of 17 students across the state to receive the 2012 Community Impact Award. Given by North Carolina Campus Compact, the award recognizes college students who make significant, innovative efforts to address local community needs. Perez works weekly with Asheville elementary school students in a school garden; co-leads a mentoring program for Latino youth; and is an active leader of WHOLA, a multicultural student group that promotes cultural awareness by addressing the diversity of the Latino community.

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Support the Warren Wilson College Fund

If you haven’t made your annual gift to the Warren Wilson College Fund, it’s not too late. Visit this page for details on year-end giving to ensure you meet the deadlines for the 2012 tax season. Never made a gift to the Warren Wilson College Fund? Your gift provides student scholarships and financial aid; you help fund campus projects and academic projects throughout campus. Most importantly, you help make the college’s innovative Triad education accessible to the next generation of smart and creative students.

Please support and stay connected to this enduring community by giving a gift today. We offer several ways to give, including a recurring debit option that allows for smaller monthly gifts.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Dustin Rhodes ’96 at 828-771-2088 or give@warren-wilson.edu.

Learn, Laugh, Live – Weekend@Wilson 2013

Taking place June 28-30, Weekend@Wilson is a fun weekend where alumni, parents and friends stay in the dorms, participate in interesting workshops and enjoy the beauty of summertime in the Swannanoa Valley. We are currently looking for folks to lead workshops. If you have a skill, talent or interest to share, please consider participating. Past workshop topics include beekeeping, painting on canvas, jewelry making and wine tasting. If you are interested in leading a workshop or need more information, email Ally Wilson.

Learn more about Weekend@Wilson.

In the media

Waking Up: Virginia Woolf’s “Moments of Being” and the WWC Service Program

Beebe Fellowship recipient Matthew Olzmann

Alumni band Underhill Rose featured on NC Now (chapter 4)

Students explore college opportunities

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