Best-selling author Wiley Cash will visit the Iredell County library at 6:30 p.m. July 7 to discuss his latest novel, “This Dark Road to Mercy.” The next morning at 10, Cash will lead a writer’s workshop on the role of “place” in fiction.
Registration is required for the workshop, spots are limited to 25 and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
“This Dark Road to Mercy” has been chosen as the community read for the Iredell Reads program. The acclaimed novel takes place in Cash’s hometown of Gastonia and was named Crime Novel of the Year by the UK’s Crime Writers’ Association.
The library has about 20 copies of the book to give away at the front desk. For Iredell County library cardholders, there are six copies available for check-out as well as one e-book copy and one audio CD copy.
Throughout the month, the Iredell Reads program will host events related to the events and themes of Cash’s book, including a historical panel on baseball in Iredell County, a presentation about the Guardian ad Litem program, and a visit from award-winning baseball writer Tom Peeler of Hickory.
Peggy Carter, who helped organize the program, said she expects Cash to talk about how he developed the idea for the book and his writing process.
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