New York Times bestselling novelists Wiley Cash and Jason Mott will share the stage and a lively conversation about their writing lives and their newest books at the next installment of the Pat Conroy Literary Center’s Visiting Writers Series.
Free and open to the public, this event is presented in partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry and will be held on Saturday, December 8, at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the MacLean Hall (104 Reynolds St, bldg 12, Beaufort). Books will be available for sale and signing following the presentation, courtesy of NeverMore Books.
Cash is the author of the novels “A Land More Kind Than Home,” “This Dark Road to Mercy,” and most recently, “The Last Ballad,” a historical novel of the life of Ella May Wiggins, the mother of the protest ballad and martyr to the labor movement. Cash is the writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Asheville.
Mott was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch. His debut novel, “The Returned,” was a New York Times bestseller published internationally in 13 languages and adapted as the network television series “Resurrected.” His second novel, “The Wonder of All Things,” was released in October 2017 and his dystopian third novel, “The Crossing,” was published in May 2018. Mott is the writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center is South Carolina’s first affiliate of the American Writers Museum and second American Library Association Literary Landmark. Through its interpretive center, year-round educational programs, and annual literary festival, the Conroy Center preserves and continues the literary legacy of Pat Conroy (1945–2016) as a teacher, mentor, advocate, and friend to readers and writers alike. To learn more about the Conroy Center, please visit www.patconroyliterarycenter.org.