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Former professor returns to St. Andrews Writers' Forum

Laurinburg, N.C. - Novelist, fiction writer and former faculty member at St. Andrews Joseph Bathanti returns to the St. Andrews Writers' Forum Thursday beginning at 8 p.m. in Orange Main Lounge.

Free and open to the public, the St. Andrews Writers' Forum is in its 43rd year.

Bathanti grew up in Pittsburgh and arrived in North Carolina in 1976 as a VISTA volunteer in the state's prison system. He is the author of four books of poetry and two novels - East Liberty and Coventry. His collection of short stories, The High Heart, won the 2006 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction and was featured as the One Book, One Community reading at St. Andrews in 2008.

Currently teaching creative writing at Appalachian State University, Bathanti has also received such honors as the Linda Flower Prize, the Sara Henderson Hay Prize and the Sherwood Anderson Award.

For more information about the St. Andrews Writers' Forum, call the St. Andrews Press Office at 910-277-5310 or email press@sapc.edu.

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An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.

On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.


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