NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti returns to his alma mater to deliver this year’s commencement address at Warren Wilson College in Asheville. Bathanti, 1991 graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers, will be speaking at the commencement that begins at 10 a.m., May 18, on Sunderland Lawn.
“I'm so looking forward to giving the Commencement talk at Warren Wilson,” he said.
Bathanti is a professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University, where he also is 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.
Invitations or tickets are not required for admission.
For more information, see the commencement ceremony information page on the Warren Wilson website or contact Student Activities at 771-3748.