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Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash The Last BalladMeet Wiley Cash, one of the most acclaimed of young Appalachian writers, who has published a new novel, The Last Ballad. Set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events, the book chronicles a single mother's desperate struggle for her rights in a textile mill. Lyrical, heartbreaking and haunting, it is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression. Lee Smith has said that the book is amazingly relevant for today's world, when workers' rights are besieged as they haven't been since the Great Depression. Cash in a writer-in-residence at UNC-Asheville and is the author of two earlier novels, A Land More Kind Than Home and The Dark Road of Mercy. Sponsored by Washington County Friends of the Library.

Cost: Free for Everyone

Download the complete Spring 2018 Arts Array Program at www.vhcc.edu/ArtsArray.

  • All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College.
  • Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free.
  • All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University.

For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact Tommy Bryant tbryant@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2451 regarding film and drama events and Mary Munsey mmunsey@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts

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