NEWARK, Ohio, March 28, 2018—There is still time for members of the community to pick up their free copy of The Last Ballad by New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash as part of the One Book, One Community book club hosted by The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) in partnership with the public library systems of Licking County. Book club and other community members can meet Cash for a free public discussion of The Last Ballad and book-signing to kick off National Library Week on Sunday, April 8, 1-3 p.m. in the Ohio State Newark/COTC John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, 1219 University Drive, Newark. Books are still available at the Granville Public Library, the Licking County Library and the Warner Library. A limited number of free e-Books and e-Audio books are also available to download through any of the public libraries in Licking County. Copies of The Last Ballad, as well as Cash's previous works, are available for purchase at the Newark campus Barnes & Noble bookstore. Register to attend this event at any public library in Licking County, at Ohio State Newark/COTC's Warner Library, or contact Laura Walsh at 740-364-9514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cash is a New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy. The Last Ballad, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina, is inspired by the actual events surrounding an ordinary woman's struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill. This moving tale demonstrates courage in the face of oppression and injustice.
One Book, One Community is made possible through the Russell G. and Melissa Warner Bow endowed fund.
Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.