Joseph Bathanti, North Carolina’s Poet Laureate, will be the featured speaker at the Iredell Friends of the Library’s Annual Meeting to be held on April 23, 2013 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. In announcing his appointment as Poet Laureate, Gov. Bev Perdue said, “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. As North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate he plans to work with veterans to share their stories through poetry — a valuable and generous project.”
The Friends Annual Meeting will be a luncheon meeting, with boxed lunches provided by JD’s Market and Deli. The Iredell Friends of the Library will provide dessert and beverages. All members of the Iredell Friends of the Library are invited to attend. Not a Friend of the Library? Now is the time to join. Memberships dues are only $10 per year. As a Friend of the Library you will help support the extras that make the Iredell County Library special.
Attendance to this event is limited to 75 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Luncheon tickets cost $8.00 each and may be purchased at the checkout desk at the library in Statesville. You may attend the meeting without purchasing lunch, but you will still need to pick up a ticket at the checkout desk to assure that you have a reserved seat.