Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Randolph library Friends to host novelist Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash -- photo by
Mallory Brady Cash
ASHEBORO – Tickets are on sale now for a talk by New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, at Pinewood Country Club, sponsored by the Friends of the Randolph County Public Library.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth Street. The ticket price covers the cost of lunch.

Cash, who lives in Wilmington, will talk about his most recent novel, The Last Ballad, which focuses on heroic women and men of the labor movement in the textile mills of Gastonia during the early 20th century who risked their lives to secure basic rights for workers.

Cash’s first novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, became a bestseller. It was named a New York Ties Notable Book of the Year and received multiple awards, including the Southern Independent Booksellers Book Award.

A North Carolina native, Cash is writer in residence at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and has held residency positions at Yaddo (an artists’ retreat in New York) and the McDowell Colony in New Hampshire.

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