Arts and Culture

Shani Gilchrist



Hub City Writer’s Project to host author Wiley Cash July 14 at Spartanburg Library

Posted 6/18/2013 11:44:00 AM

Spartanburg’s Hub City Writers Project is once again proving why it is South Carolina’s literary think tank by bringing some of the Southeast’s most critically acclaimed writers in for great conversations.

Novelist Wiley Cash will be at the Spartanburg Public Library Headquarters for a reading and discussion at 2 p.m. July 14. Cash will be visiting from western North Carolina, which is the backdrop of his first novel, “A Land More Kind Than Home.”

The New York Times bestseller focuses on the events that surround a curious boy who is forced to grow up after witnessing something he was not supposed to witness. The book is the winner of the 2012 John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award, and has received rave reviews on biblio-centric websites of all kinds.

Wiley is an ambassador of Southern literature who was developed at the source. He earmed a B.A. in Literature from the University of North Carolina-Asheville, an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He’s been a grantee or participant in programs such as the Asheville Area Arts Council, the Thomas Wolfe Society, the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Fans who have followed Wiley from the beginning will remember his stories that have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Roanoke Review and The Carolina Quarterly, and essays on Southern literature have appeared in American Literary Realism, The South Carolina Review and other publications.

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