PITTSBURGH - Wiley Cash, "A Land More Kind Than Home" author, will give a free public reading at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Chatham University's Shadyside Campus' Mellon Board Room.
Cash, the 2013 Melanie Brown lecturer, will give a reading from his work, including "The Dark Road to Mercy," which will be available in January.
Cash teaches in the Low-Residency Master's of Fine Arts Program in fiction and nonfiction writing at Southern New Hampshire University and has received grants and fellowships from the Asheville Area Arts Council, the Thomas Wolfe Society, the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.
His stories have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Roanoke Review and The Carolina Quarterly, and his essays on Southern literature have appeared in American Literary Realism and The South Carolina Review.
He holds a doctorate degree in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, an master's degree in English from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and a bachelor's degree in literature from the University of North Carolina-Asheville.
A native of North Carolina, he and his wife currently live in West Virginia.
The event is hosted by Chatham's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.